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Scott Byers

Scott Byers is President & CEO of Majestic Kitchen & Bath Creations. Byers is an accomplished, solutions-focused leader with more than 25 years of business success. His skills include extensive business strategy, merger and acquisition work, operational/process improvement, financial management, and growth strategy leadership to drive responsibility for finance, legal, accounting and business strategy for

Anne Howard

Ann Howard is a Director in the Grant Thornton National Financial Services practice. Anne is an accomplished, results-orientated individual with 30 years combined experience in financial institutions and Non-Bank Financial Institution regulatory compliance, internal audit and risk management. Her special expertise is in the areas of Bank Secrecy Act, Anti-Money Laundering, Sanctions and consumer compliance,

Michael Goodmon

Michael Goodmon leads one of the country’s most dynamic urban mixed-use developments, the American Tobacco Campus in Durham. As Vice President of Real Estate for Capitol Broadcasting Company, the campus’ owner and master developer, Michael manages the day-to-day activities of approximately 1,000,000 square feet of class A office, restaurant and retail space. Michael has assembled

Farad Ali

Farad Ali is the president and chief executive officer of The Institute of Minority Economic Development (“The Institute”). Ali has over 30 years of work experience as an entrepreneur, business executive, corporate banking officer, consultant, community volunteer and elected official. Ali has worked for three leading global financial institutions as a corporate banker, a commercial real

David Reese

David Reese, President and CEO of the East Durham Children’s Initiative (EDCI), brings more than 20 years of nonprofit leadership experience to the organization. Throughout his career, David’s work has focused on creating opportunity for low-wealth families and developing chances for children to succeed. David previously served as chief operating officer for Food Recovery and

Jes Averhart

Jesica Averhart is the Executive Director of Leadership Triangle a non-profit established to educate and develop leaders that elevate the regional thought-leadership and activate change. Before taking the helm at  Leadership Triangle, Jesica served as the Director of Corporate Partnerships for Capitol Broadcasting – working with the American Underground and American Tobacco, a nationally acclaimed