Leadership Retreat

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Name: Leadership Retreat
Date: August 11, 2016 - August 12, 2016
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:

A favorite of many, this retreat is presented by the NCTA Board of Directors and Advisors. Held at a luxury hotel, it’s the perfect setting for leisure, learning and relationship building. The programming provides key industry leaders the opportunity to explore and discuss the state of the tech sector and trends that impact North Carolina’s economy.

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Thursday, August 11
Featured Speaker: Directors/Advisors Reception
Jason SaineState Representative at the North Carolina General Assembly

Dinner Keynote: Mid-Year Economic Review & Forecast
Mark Vitner, Senior Economist – Wells Fargo
Dinner Keynote:  Leadership During Times of Change
Linda Connly, Senior Vice-President, Inside Sales – EMC Corporation


Friday, August 12

2016 Gubernatorial Candidates to Share Platforms/Provide Remarks
Attorney General Roy Cooper (Democrat) (confirmed) 
Governor Pat McCrory (Republican) (confirmed)
CEO Panel: How CEOs can be champions of change?  

Scott Duda, Managing Partner, Raleigh – Cherry Bekeart
Mark Johnson, President – CastleBranch Corporation

Kimberly Labow, CEO – Medfusion, Inc.
Ramesh Lakshmi-Ratan, CEO
– Bell and Howell
Tim Parsons President
– Impact Financial Systems, Inc.
Talent Panel: The Massive Workforce Shift: Bridging the Generation Gap from Boomers to Millennials
Moderator: Eileen Twomey, HR Director, North Carolina – EMC Operations

Melissa Anderson, Executive Vice President, Administration and Chief Human Resources Officer – Duke Energy
Kip Kelly, Director of Marketing and Public Programs, Executive Education – UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Enoch Moeller, Site Manager - Google

Kayla Woitkowski, Manager, University Outreach and Recruitment, Talent Acquisition – SAS

Luncheon Keynote:  Creating our Next Generation of Leaders & Innovators
Donald E. Bossi, President - FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)

Sponsorship:  View sponsor menu for a complete listing of options and a Sponsorship Commitment Form. For questions about the event and sponsorship, email Michelle Calton or call 919.856.0393.

Overnight Accommodations:  The Grandover has a discounted block of rooms available at a rate of $167 for the Retreat. Use promo code NCTA and Reserve your room online or call 800.472.6301. Special rate guaranteed through close of business July 15.

Fine Print:  All registrations to NCTA events are final and non-refundable, but transferrable to another qualified guest. Refunds will only be offered if the event is canceled.  Please contact NCTA at 919.856.0393 to request such a transfer.

Event Sponsors:


Closing Keynote Sponsor


Economic Forecast

Welcome Reception


Green Host


Mobile Charging Station

Write On Sponsor

Leaders on the Lawn Reception & Putting Contest


Mobile App

Head Table



Board of Advisors Reception

Continental Breakfast Sponsor

Name Badge Insert

Networking and Refreshment Sponsor

Seat Drop

Photo Backdrop


Grandover Resort
1000 Club Road
Greensboro, NC 27407

Date/Time Information:
Thursday, Aug. 11 (5:30 pm-until)
Directors/Advisors Reception
Welcome Reception
Dinner with Keynote

Economic Review & Forecast
Leaders on the Lawn Reception

Friday, Aug. 12 (9:00am-2:15 pm)
Registration & Continental Breakfast
Opening Keynote

CEO Panel
Talent Panel
Gubernatorial Forum: Attorney General Roy Cooper

Lunch Keynote

Gubernatorial Forum: Governor Pat McCrory
Contact Information:
Mary Smith
One-day Registration | $175
​Two-day Registration | $275


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