CBC Supports Regionalism With New Involvement With Leadership Triangle
Capitol Broadcasting Company has taken another step in its mission to help unite the Triangle as a community. CBC has stepped up its involvement in the Leadership Triangle, a training program for area leaders. The organization has revamped its mission to focus on embracing diversity and teaching leadership on a regional level while studying regional issues.
The A.J. Fletcher Foundation pledged $35K per year for the next three years to Leadership Triangle. The Foundation is also housing the office of the Leadership Triangle Executive Director. AJFF Executive Director Tom McGuire is actively serving on the board, newly expanded from 10 to 22 members, along with three CBC executives. CBC President & CEO Jim Goodmon, Vice President of Community Relations Paul Pope and WRAL-TV Special Projects & Programming Manager Jimmy Goodmon are new board members.
Jim Goodmon is also initiating the Goodmon awards for regional leadership. He will speak and present the inaugural awards at Leadership Triangle’s “Will You Lead?” program on October 17, 2002. The daylong event will mark the 10th anniversary of Leadership Triangle and will focus on changes in leadership styles over the past decade, along with stressing the need for future leaders.
A former CBC employee, Winkie La Force has been appointed Executive Director of Leadership Triangle. Most recently associated with Capitol Sports Management, La Force previously headed the region’s bid for the 2007 Pan American Games.
Leadership Triangle Executive Director Winkie La Force
“It is a perfect time to be the new Executive Director of Leadership Triangle,” said La Force. “With our ever-changing region, I am energized to be working on Triangle-wide issues and focusing on its future. I believe our strength lies in its diversity and the ability to connect people across geographic, political, social, economic and demographic boundaries. Leadership Triangle will develop programs that will address our current issues and groom leaders to move us into the 21st century.”
Since its inception, Leadership Triangle has hosted 10 classes and graduated 180 individuals. These alumni hold public offices and are on civic and community boards and committees.