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 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

Building Our Learning Community

(Jan 20th – 12pm-3pm)

Session 2

State of the Triangle

(Feb 25th – 12pm – 3pm)

Session 3

Creating an Equitable Talent Ecosystem

(Mar 29th – 12pm-3pm)

Session 5

Harnessing Paradoxical Thinking for Regional Leadership

(Apr 29th – 12pm – 3pm)

Session 5

Visioning the Future of the Triangle

(May 20th – 12pm – 3pm)


Tia McLaurin

Community Engagement Manager |


Chip Killian

Senior Staff Software Engineer | Google

Jess Jolley

Director, DEI | Pendo

Adam Klein

Director, Durham Real Estate | American Tobacco Campus and American Underground

Wanda Page

Durham City Manager | Durham City Gov and Craig D. Paige

Noelle Warburton

Director, Security and Trust Communications | Cisco and Ray Warburton

Harold Hicks

Vice President of Real Estate and Facilities Strategic Services | RTI International and Andrea Harris Hicks

Krista Covey

President | First Flight Venture Center

Ray Trapp

Vice President of Strategic Engagement | Research Triangle Foundation and Shannon Palmer

Dr. Christine Johnson McPhail

President | St. Augustine University

Gia Soublet

Vice Chancellor of Institutional Advancement | NCCU

Melissa Seymour

Chief Quality Officer | Biogen