The Leadership Triangle Executive Program is an opportunity for C-level executives, and their spouses or partners, to meet and learn from other top executives as well as community leaders. Our cohorts include executives who are new to the region, or in new positions, alongside individuals who have been building and working in the Triangle for decades. By engaging in conversations that address key regional issues, each participant leaves with a better understanding of their greater responsibility to the Triangle region as well as with new connections to other leaders in comparable positions. 

Jim Goodmon, CEO and Chairman of Capitol Broadcasting Company, as well as chair emeritus of Leadership Triangle, is the host and facilitator of this class series.

We will be offering the Executive Program in the Fall of 2021 and Spring of 2022. Participation in the Executive Program is by invitation only. 

“My wife, Celeste, and I found the Executive Program to be of great benefit to us and to SunTrust. Over the course of the program, we engaged in meaningful discussions about opportunities and challenges facing the Triangle. We met business and community leaders from every corner of our region and established connections and friendships that we maintained well beyond our graduation. I highly recommend it.”

John Stallings

SunTrust Bank

Central Carolina Region President


Jim Goodmon
Michael J Goodmon
Jim Goodmon
Chairman and CEO, Capitol Broadcasting Company, and Chair Emeritus, Leadership Triangle, alongside Goodmon Fellow, Barbara Goodmon
Michael Goodmon
Senior Vice President – Real Estate, Capitol Broadcasting Company, and Board Chair, Leadership Triangle, alongside Goodmon Fellow, Liz Goodmon


Session 1

Orientation & Welcome:

The State of the Triangle

(Sept 2nd – 12pm-3pm)

Session 2

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Focus on Talent

(Oct 14th – 6:30pm-9:30pm)

Session 3

Key Issue Deep Dives: Education, Public Spaces, Housing & Transit

(Nov 19th – 12pm-3pm)

Session 5

Visioning: The Future of the Triangle

(Dec 9th – 6:30pm-9:30pm)


Susan Amey

Chief Marketing Officer |

Durham CVB and Bill Amey, Musician

Ryan Combs

Executive Director | Research Triangle Regional Partnership

Cerelyn (CJ) Davis

Police Chief | City of Durham Terry Davis, Retired

Nicole Thompson

CEO | Downtown Durham Inc.

Eric Guckian

CEO & President | United Way of the Triangle and Lisa Guckian, Senior Director, Regional Impact @ Leadership for Educational Equity

Joshua Gunn

Vice President of Member Investment | Durham Chamber of Commerce and Charity Gunn

Ravila Gupta

President & CEO | Council for Entrepreneurial Development and Jim Attaway

Tony Parham

Vice President of Innovation & Strategy | Fidelity Labs and Dr. Lynda Parham, Psychologist

David L. Zimmerman

President | First Citizens Investor Services and Terresa Zimmerman, Founder of Wood