Important changes and big initiatives can succeed or fail based on the underlying structure and organizations involved. Looking back at different initiatives I had a role in leading (see Alachua County Education Compact in Gainesville, FL and Moving Wake Forward, a successful transit referendum in Raleigh, NC), it is clear that the greatest successes come... Continue Reading →
The world has changed. The economy has changed. The nature of work has changed. Our political makeup has changed. In this time of increasing disruption, change and uncertainty, many cities and regions are re-evaluating how they define success, how they clearly identify new challenges and opportunities, and what type of approach will work now and... Continue Reading →
Orlando knows something about great destinations and Wyndham Destinations does, too. The recent announcement of this HQ is another win for our region. Below is some insight from Area Development.
Today, we launch a new campaign from Raleigh and the Research Triangle to the world. http://www.allarewelcomehere.com/ We all know how great our region is—and we’re inviting everyone to share the love. Download a logo, social media avatar, or another of our open source assets and use them to express your feelings and tell your story—on... Continue Reading →
Do you wish you knew then what you know now? The link below is nearly the full text of a speech I gave today to 350 young professionals in Raleigh. Our Great Raleigh Chamber's Young Professionals Network is impressive and many of the participants are already emerging in leadership roles throughout the Triangle. Here is... Continue Reading →
Since moving to the Triangle, I've had the opportunity to meet hundreds, if not thousands of business, government and civic leaders. Amongst this group, I've met many new leaders that are shaping the future. I'm honored to be included by the News & Observer in their story, "New generation steps up the lead the Triangle."... Continue Reading →
The Gainesville Sun ran an editorial on Sunday, September 14, 2014 titled, "New Leadership." Here is an excerpt and link to the full editorial. "Since Tim Giuliani was hired as president of the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce in 2012, the group has become more involved in local government. The chamber has created groups to... Continue Reading →
For the first time, WWII vet Russ Furnas decided to tell his story. At the age of 92, Russ stood before our Gainesville Chamber staff for 45 minutes to share his life story with most time allotted to his WWII experience. At times, it was clear that recounting stories of being injured, of nearly dying... Continue Reading →