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About Opportunity Greensboro

Opportunity Greensboro: A Business and Collegiate Partnership is a consortium of the business and higher education leaders who are working to further the connections between businesses and our colleges and universities. Through this national model of collaboration, we are identifying and acting on opportunities to transform our wealth of educational assets into commercial success—creating for Greensboro a competitive advantage for business growth.

 

Opportunity Greensboro focuses on four areas that leverage our academic strengths into success: marketing, common programs, entrepreneurship, and K–12 education. The group’s first projects included establishing the community-wide marketing theme, “Opportunity Thrives Here, So Can You”, the launch of the STEM Early College at NC A&T, a collaborative venture with Guilford County Schools, and the shared downtown “Union Square Campus” scheduled for completion this Fall 2016.

 

With an interest in better preparing college students with talent and leadership development opportunities, Opportunity Greensboro is excited to launch the Opportunity Greensboro Fellows Program in 2016.

 

Funding for the Opportunity Greensboro Fellow’s Program is provided by member organizations and local foundations. Special thanks to the Leonard Kaplan Leadership Institute for its commitment to providing world-class leadership training, through the Center for Creative Leadership, to Opportunity Greensboro Fellows.

 

Opportunity Greensboro is an initiative of Action Greensboro.

ALAN W. DUNCAN

Partner
Turning Point Litigation

ARTHUR L. SAMET

President
Samet Corporation

DR. PHYLLIS WORTHY DAWKINS

Interim President
Bennett College

BRENT CHRISTENSEN

President & CEO
Greensboro Partnership

DONNA DEMAIO

President & CEO
United Guaranty Corporation

FRANKLIN D. GILLIAM, JR.

Chancellor
UNCG

ED KITCHEN

VP and COO
Joseph M. Bryan Foundation

ERIC C. WISEMAN

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
VF Corporation

HAROLD L. MARTIN SR.

Chancellor
North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University

J. PATRICK DANAHY

Union Square Campus

KAREN DYER

Group Director
Center for Creative Leadership

JANE FERNANDES

President
Guilford College

LEE LLOYD

Senior Advisor
J. Lee Lloyd, LLC

RANDALL R. KAPLAN

CEO
Capsule Group, LLC

LARRY CZARDA

President
Greensboro College

RON LAWRENCE

Vice President, Global Talent Management
VF Corporation

SUE W. COLE

President
SAGE Leadership & Strategy

LEO M. LAMBERT

President
Elon University

VERN HAWKINS

President
Syngenta North American (NAFTA) Crop Protection

RANDY PARKER

President
Guilford Technical Community College

NANCY VAUGHAN

Mayor
City of Greensboro

JIM WESTMORELAND

City Manager
City of Greensboro

TIM RICE

Retired CEO
Cone Health

Staff

CECELIA THOMPSON

Executive Director
Action Greensboro

BETH MANNELLA

Fellows Program Director
Opportunity Greensboro

CANDACE TUCKER

Operations and Communications Manager
Action Greensboro

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