2010-2011 Cultural Leadership Training Class Announced
(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) – The Arts & Science Council (ASC) has named the 2010-2011 Cultural Leadership Training (CLT) class. ASC has 31 participants from a diverse group of organizations in both the public and private sector.
Established in 2005, CLT is a nine month, nine session program designed to help develop emerging leaders into productive volunteers and board candidates for cultural organizations across the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community. In addition to experiencing the various arts, science and history facilities in Charlotte-Mecklenburg, participants learn financial and legal obligations of board membership, fundraising, advocacy and board and staff relations, among other things. At the end of the program, graduates are placed on a board either as an apprentice or a full-term board member. More than 150 members have graduated from the program and served in the cultural community.
ASC is also proud to announce that PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PWC) and Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP have signed on as sponsors of this year’s class. Both companies have one employee in the program this year.
Mike Adams, partner at Parker Poe, said the program heightens the profile, professionalism and connectedness of ASC-supported institutions and Parker Poe employees within the community.
“Parker Poe believes a better community benefits everyone personally and professionally,” Adams said. “Our firm has a long history of public service and we are proud to both support and participate in a program that fosters responsible governance of community organizations.”
Ron Cofield, market managing partner at PWC said he sees value in the program on two fronts: first the CLT program takes emerging leaders and shows them how to be responsible corporate citizens; second it highlights the vast array of arts and cultural organizations in Charlotte.
“The one challenge we hear from our staff in [getting involved with a cultural non-profit], is that they don't know the steps to take to get involved nor do they know what organizations are in Charlotte that have a need for volunteers or board members,” Cofield said. “The Cultural Leadership Training program makes those connections and matches the individuals that have a desire to serve with the organizations that have a need.”
2010-2011 CLT participants
Melissa Abernathy, corporate audit services manager, Duke Energy
Vera Bonds, senior vice president, service delivery manager, Bank of America
Melissa Boone, audit principal, Reznick Group
Mike Brannock, vice president, business banking, Fifth Third Bank
Karen Chapman, attorney, Poyner Spruill LLP
Dawn Cloutier, director of operations, performance facilities, Central Piedmont Community College
Chad Cowan, IT manager I, Duke Energy
Jamal Dawkins, senior counsel, labor, Time Warner Cable, Inc.
Alfred Dawson, accountant, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP
Kristen Day, senior sales representative, Lilly Corporate Center
Jennifer Dice, associate, Wells Fargo Securities
Celeste Flores, associate vice president, community philanthropy, board manager, Foundation For The Carolinas
Ron Freeman, managing partner, Dry Creek Holdings, LLC/Bespoke Media
Andrew Grant, assistant town manager, Town of Cornelius
Corinne Grimaldi, managing director, Carolinas Chapter, Club Managers Association of America
Tara Keener, association vice president, communications, Foundation For The Carolinas
Will Kincheloe, vice president, commercial construction, Heard Ratzlaff Construction, Inc.
Jeff Kornegay, president, Colony Search Group, LLC
Nicole Martin, corporate support manager, Novant Health
Heather McNatt, senior director, marketing and PR, Presbyterian Healthcare
Harriet Meetz, associate vice president, Carolinas HealthCare System
Blake Narr, marketing manager, Cherry, Bekaert & Holland LLP
Brandy Richard, director of business development & tourism, Visit Charlotte
Steven Rogelberg, professor / director, Organizational Science, UNC Charlotte
Morgan Rogers, associate, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP
Thomas Trochanowski, senior manager, KPMG LLC
Jeff Turk, president / principal recruiter, Omega Search, Inc.
Lisa Walker, chair / professor, Sociology, UNC Charlotte
Dianna Williams, human resources, Piedmont Plastics, Inc.
Kaysi Winsman, coordinator, Alumni Programs & Annual Giving, Queens University of Charlotte
Leroy Wray, dean of students, Nathanial Alexander Elementary School
For more information on the Cultural Leadership Training program please visit www.ArtsandScience.org.