Executive Leaders

The Leadership Triangle Executive Program is an opportunity for C-level executives, and their spouses or partners, who are new to the region, or in new positions to meet and learn from experienced top executives and community leaders. By engaging in conversations that address key regional topics, each participant will leave with a better understanding of their greater responsibility to the region and their potential impact on the community and within their company culture.

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. 

Leadership Triangle

“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 recommend it highly.”

John Stallings

SunTrust Bank
Central Carolina Region President

Previous Year Sample Class Schedule

Thursday, August 24th, 2017: Orientation and Welcome

6:30 p.m. at Durham Bulls Baseball Park
Gather in the Capitol Broadcasting Corporate Suite.
This gathering is sponsored by Wells Fargo.

September 2017: Night at the Museum “Race in the Triangle”

6:30-9:30 p.m. NC Museum of Natural Sciences

Tuesday, October 24th : “Our Region in 5 to 10 Years…We’re Growing”

6:30-9:30 p.m. Location The Goodmon’s Home

Thursday, January 18th: “The Creative Class & Entrepreneurship – Fueling the Region”

6:30-9:30 p.m.
Location: American Underground – Durham, NC

Thursday, February 22nd: Public Office and Government

6:30-9:30 p.m.
Location: TBD

Thursday, March 22, 2018: On the Yard – Driving the Region

6:30 -9:30 p.m.
Location and Sponsored by: The Ingram Collection, Durham

Recent Cohort of Participants

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
and Terry Davis, Retired

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

Nicole Thompson, CEO | Downtown Durham Inc.

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


Jim Goodmon, President/CEO, Capitol Broadcasting Company, and Chair Emeritus, Leadership Triangle, and Goodmon Fellow, Barbara Goodmon

Michael Goodmon, Vice President, Real Estate, Capitol Broadcasting Company, and Board Chair, Leadership Triangle, and Goodmon Fellow, Liz Goodmon