Welcoming 14 new Alumni into our Goodmon Fellow community.

2021 Executive Goodmon Fellow Class (not pictured: Melissa Seymour, Noelle Warburton, and Dr. McPhail)

During our 2021 Leadership Triangle Executive Program, C-level executives and their spouses/partners learned and collaborated alongside other top executives and community leaders. After engaging in conversations addressing key regional topics, the 2021 Executive Goodmon Fellow class is graduating with clarified understanding…

Tom in his art studio

Tom Stevens is a professional facilitator, artist, and former mayor of Hillsborough, NC. He is a connector who enjoys bringing local leaders together to create a community. In this conversation, he shares how he became mayor and what that role entails leading a team of public officials. Tom Stevens is a 1994 Leadership Triangle Goodmon Fellow.

“There is a creative tension that applies to any public official, but that’s especially relevant for the role of mayor. You have the mantle of speaking on behalf of everybody in your community. As mayor, you speak for everybody, but there are few situations where everybody gets what they want.”

Omar Ali and his family on front porch.

Omar Ali is a Senior Program Manager, Business Growth at Red Hat. Omar shares how the Transforming Leaders program revealed his strengths and values. With those clear, he has felt more authentic leading a team in the tech world and parenting his three triplets. Omar is a 2020 Leadership Triangle Goodmon Fellow.

“A lot of us are having to adapt to a very different kind of environment where we have this hybrid form of work at home and/or in the office. I would like to see better tools and resources for people that are adjusting to this new lifestyle. I think that…

Hannah Parker is the Program Director for the nonprofit Band Together, where she combines an affinity for music and event production with a passion for community service. On the side, Hannah is a radio curator with 95.7 That Station where she gets to chat endlessly about her aforementioned affinity for music. When she’s not on the joyful work grind, you can likely find her on a bicycle, in a body of water, writing short stories or indulging her green thumb.

Hannah is a 2020 Leadership Triangle Goodmon Fellow, through the Transforming Leaders program.

“I think the idea of collective healing and collective fundraising is an idea that we can all rally behind. …

Dr Brian C. Ralph, is the President of William Peace University. Dr. Ralph’s career includes leadership roles at Hocking College in Ohio, Bethany College in West Virginia and Queens University in North Carolina. Dr. Ralph has a number of professional affiliations, including The Fifty Group, Leadership Triangle Executive program; board member of the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU), Cooperating Raleigh Colleges (CRC), Downtown Raleigh Alliance, The Alexander Family YMCA, The USA South Athletic Conference and Independent College Enterprise (ICE). As president of WPU, Dr. Ralph oversees a student body of almost 1,000 full and part-time students enrolled in undergraduate day, evening, and online programs, and an alumni body of more than 9,000. An astounding 97 percent of graduates from the classes of 2015 and 2016 were employed and/or in graduate school within one year after graduation. Dr. Ralph received his Bachelor of Science degree from Bloomsburg University, and both a Master in Business Administration and Doctorate of Philosophy in Organizational Communication and Culture from Ohio University. He and his wife Kristen have been married 22 years and have three daughters.

He is a 2016–2017 Leadership Triangle Goodmon Fellow.

“I’m driven to work hard to help others reach their potential. I’m a strategic and relational leader, and I’m doing my best work when I’m not trying to be the smartest person in the room, but instead, trying to be the best leader in the room.”

Kristine: To get us…

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