Group eyes Triangle leaders

Developing and connecting Triangle leaders and boosting their awareness of issues facing the region are the focus of a conference and awards sponsored by Leadership Triangle.

The 10-year-old group, revamped under Winkie LaForce, its new executive director, will examine diversity and leadership at a conference Oct. 17 at the Sheraton Imperial in Research Triangle Park.

The conference will feature a bus tour, hosted by former mayors of Triangle cities, that will review the Triangle’s last 10 years and conclude with a lunch at Durham Athletic Park.

An afternoon community forum examining challenges and opportunities for the next 10 years will include a panel featuring Jim Goodmon, president and CEO of Capitol Broadcasting Co. Inc. and president of the A.J. Fletcher Foundation; Jim Johnson, a Kenan Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and Nolo Martinez, director of the Governor’s Office for Hispanic/Latino Affairs.

(The Philanthropy Journal is a publication of the Fletcher Foundation.)

The forum is named for the late Linda Ironside, Leadership Triangle’s first director.

A dinner will feature James Joseph, former U.S. Ambassador to South Africa and now a professor at the Sanford Institute of Public Policy at Duke University.

The dinner also will feature presentation of the first Goodmon Awards.  Named for Jim Goodmon, the awards will honor groups and individuals making significant contributions to development of the Triangle.

Sept. 1 is the deadline for submitting nominations for the awards. For information, see Leadership Triangle’s Web site.

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