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Recent / Past Meetings:

February 20, 2020 - The South End, Charlotte NC

Executive Breakfast Panel, 8:00am to 9:30am

Executive Guest Speakers:

Christopher Dekle, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary at Extended Stay America

Lisa Gilpin, General Counsel & Chief Administrative Officer at Joerns Healthcare

Tim Parsons, Chief Operating Officer at Sunlight Financial

Peter Ryan, VP, Secretary, & General Counsel at SPX FLOW

February 19, 2020 - Downtown, Raleigh NC

Executive Breakfast Panel, 9:30am to 11:00am

Executive Guest Speakers:

Tina Durocher-Murphy, SVP Human Resources at PRA Health Sciences

Lisa May, Chief Human Resources Officer EVP at RTI International

Tim Toterhi, Chief Human Resources Officer at Cenduit

February 18, 2020 - Uptown, Charlotte NC

Executive Cocktail Panel, 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Executive Guest Speakers:

Eric Acton, Head of Innovation Ecosystems at Rolls-Royce

Karin Davies, Chief Human Resources Officer at Passport

Angelic Gibson, Chief Information Officer at AvidXchange

December 5, 2019 - Charlotte, NC -  8:00am to 9:30am

In Partnership with UNC Charlotte - College of Computing and Informatics

Breakfast - Executive Roundtable Panel

Executive Guest Speakers:

Mike Marchetti, Chief Information Officer & SVP of IT at Wastequip

 Heather Gregg Moro, Vice President, Associate General Counsel at Lowe's Companies, Inc.

Derek Wang, CEO at Stratifyd

December 4, 2019 - Raleigh, NC - Downtown, 8:00am to 9:30am

Breakfast - Executive Roundtable Panel

Executive Guest Speakers:

 Stephen Blackwelder, PhD,  Chief Analytics Officer at Duke Health

Tina Krebs, Chief People Officer at Relias 

Natalie Rothman, EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer at Advance Auto Parts


December 3, 2019 - Charlotte, NC -  8:00am to 9:30am

Quarterly Breakfast - Executive Roundtable Panel

Executive Guest Speakers:

Vonda Huss, Chief Human Resources Officer at Brighthouse Financial

Leigh Hickman, Chief Legal Officer at CaroMont Health

Karina Franco Padilla, SVP Corporate Planning & Analysis & Investor Relations at JELD-WEN, Inc.

 Vinay Mummigatti, Chief Automation Officer at LexisNexis

September 19, 2019

Executive Happy Hour – RPA & IPA's Executive Panel – 5:30pm  -  South End / Charlotte, NC

(AI & Machine Learning, Information Security  & HR also will be tackled).


  Brittany Fernandez, AmerisourceBergen - Director of Finance 

Dimitris Papageorgiou, EY - Partner in People Advisory Services FSO HR Intelligent Automation/ Transformation Lead

Saurabh Shah, IBM - Global Partner and Global Practice Leader - Cognitive and Artificial Intelligence

Atif Farid Mohammad PhD - Sr. Data Scientist @ Catasys, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning @UNC Charlotte Faculty

September 18, 2019

Executive Happy Hour Panel Event – CHARLOTTE / Ballantyne

Health Innovations Executive Panel, 5:30pm

In partnership with NC Health Innovators; presented by Premier Inc


Daniel Beckmann - Chief Operating Officer at ImagineSoftware

Brooke Brown, RN, BSN - Senior Director of Product Management, Healthcare IT at MediTract

Warren A. Hutton - Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President at Healthstat Inc

Scott D. Pope, PharmD - Chief Growth Officer at In Scope Ventures

Kathleen Sharp, MBOE, MBB - Lean Sensei at Atrium Health

September 17, 2019

Quarterly Breakfast Executive Roundtable Meeting, 9:00am – Uptown Charlotte, presented by Barings

Opening Speaker:

Andy Lennon, CIO, Barings

Janice Little, Global Chief Diversity Officer, Lowe's Companies, Inc.

Panel Speakers:

Stephen Rohrer, Director, Head of Data Science at TIAA

John Thomas, EVP Data Science at RedVentures

Patrick Thompson, Chief Information Officer at Albemarle

Bob Youakim, Founder & CEO at Passport

Thanks to all who joined us at our May 16, 2019 meeting (Cocktails & Hors d'Oeuvres 5:30pm to 8:00pm Uptown CLT)  which featured...   (event photos below)


Kevin Henry, Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, Extended Stay America

Jeff Hughes, Chief Information Officer, Brighthouse Financial

Suresh Jagarlamudi, Global Head of Robotic Automation & Claims Technology,

Commercial Insurance , AIG

Jonathan Prytherch, VP & Associate Counsel, LPL Financial

Thanks to all who joined us at our May 15, 2019  Quarterly Breakfast Executive Roundtable Meeting in Uptown Charlotte which featured...   (event photos below) hosted by BARINGS

Host Welcome Speaker:  Casey McKinney, Managing Director, Barings

Opening Speaker:  Lori Henkel, Charlotte Market Executive, Bank of America

Panel Speakers:

Julie Barr, Head of Human Resources, Rack Room Shoes

Laura Budzichowski, Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, National Gypsum Company

Christina Quaine, Chief Information Security Officer, AvidXchange

Maria C. Green, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Ingersoll Rand Company

Ryan Marsh, Chief Growth & Innovation Officer, American Tire Distributors - ATD

Thanks to all who joined us at our May 13, 2019 -CHARLESTON, SC- Breakfast Executive Roundtable Meeting - hosted by Blackbaud

Host Welcome Speaker:  Michael Gianoni, President & CEO, Blackbaud

Keynote:   The Honorable, Joe Cunningham, U.S. Congressman from South Carolina's 1st District

Panel Speakers:

Evan Guzman, Chief Veteran Advocate, AliroVets

Kevin Gregoire, EVP & President - Enterprise Markets Group, Blackbaud

Thom Kenney, Chief Executive Officer, SmashFly

Michael Nail, Market Vice President - The Carolinas, G4S

Thanks to all who joined us at our February 21, 2019 meeting (Cocktails & Hors d'Oeuvres 5:30pm to 8:00pm Uptown CLT)  which featured...   (event photos below)

Innovation Leader's Forum Cocktail & Panel Event

Cocktail, Hors d'Oeuvres, & Exec Panel

Panel Speakers:

Maria Hilsmier, Vice President, Chief Privacy Officer, Premier Inc.

Andre Mintz, Chief Information Security Officer & Chief Privacy Officer, Red Ventures

Kim Stevenson, Sr. Technology Executive, Corporate Board Member, & Venture Partner

Jeff Vining, Chief Compliance Officer & Deputy General Counsel, Lowe's Companies, Inc.

Ben Schwering, Vice President, Information Security, Premier, Inc.  

Thanks to all who joined us at our February 20, 2019  Quarterly Breakfast Executive Roundtable Meeting in Uptown Charlotte which featured...   (event photos below)

Opening Speaker:

Lisa Tuttle, Chief Information Security Officer, SPX Corporation

Panel Speakers:

Elizabeth Austin, Chief Information Officer, Curvature

Eric Christian, Chief Technology Officer, Atrium Health

Ben Hall, Chief Information Officer, Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation

Robin L. Lang, Chief Information Officer, CaroMont Health

Michael Obringer, SVP Chief Operating Officer, Lash Group

Thanks to all who joined us at our November 28th 2018  breakfast meeting which featured the following speakers... (event photos below)

Opening Speaker:

Titi Cole, EVP, Head of Operations at Wells Fargo

Panel Speakers:

Karina Franco, SVP Finance - Corporate Planning, JELD-WEN, Inc.

Brad Powers, Chief Technology Officer, Passport

Richard Sedory, General Counsel SVP, Wastequip

Lisa Yankie, Vice President Human Resources, Domtar’s Pulp and Paper Division

Angela Yochem,  EVP Chief Digital & Technology Officer, Novant Health

Thanks to all who joined us at our September 11th 2018  Breakfast meeting in Uptown Charlotte which featured...   (event photos below)

Opening Speaker:

The Honorable, Thom Tillis, United States Senator, NC

With Executive Panelists:

Jacob A. Pollack - Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Cogentrix Energy Power Management, LLC

Carlos Orel - SVP, Head of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Risk, Products and Monitoring at TD

Stacy S. Gray -  SVP - General Counsel at Belk 

Stu Solomon - Chief Technology and Strategy Officer at Optiv Inc

Joe Alala, III - Chairman & CEO at Capitala Group



AliroVets - Barings- Blackbaud- Cherry Bekaert LLP - Gravity IT Resources - Passport Inc - Premier Inc  - Rackspace - UNC Charlotte -  Wells Fargo - & Your Firm!?


Karina Franco Padilla, SVP Finance, Corp. Planning & Analysis, & Investor Relations - JELD-WEN Inc.

Stacy Gray, General Counsel – Belk, Inc.

Erik Horstmann, Managing Partner, Charlotte Practice - Cherry Bekaert

Richard Sedory, General Counsel - Wastequip, LLC

Jeff Vining, SVP, Chief Compliance Officer & Deputy General Counsel - Lowe's Companies, Inc.

Carlos J. Arboleda, Managing Partner, COI Access; and Executive Roundtable National Co-Chairman

Brett Connolly, Managing Partner, Gravity IT Resources  & CER Advisory Council Chair

Stephen Blackwelder, Chief Analytics Officer at Duke University Health System

John Gonella III, Tax Partner at Cherry Bekaert LLP 

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