Triangle Business Journal Honors Goodmon as Legacy Leader

Triangle Business Journal Honors Goodmon as Legacy Leader

Legacy Award Jim Goodmon
CBC President & CEO Jim Goodmon received a Legacy Award from the Triangle Business Journal for his work in shaping the Raleigh-Durham community.

Triangle Business Journal honored ten individuals as Legacy Leaders list on Thursday, February 17, 2011, and CBC President & CEO Jim Goodmon was among the 2011 class.   The awards luncheon and ceremony took place at the North Ridge Country Club in Raleigh.

Legacy Leaders are “a group of Triangle business and community leaders who have played key roles in making the Raleigh-Durham area one of the top nation success stories of the past several decades.”

Ten people made the 2011 list, only the second year for the program that “celebrates individuals over 50 who have done the heavy lifting in shaping the Triangle.”

The group was chosen from among 65 nominations.  Fifteen winners were selected for the inaugural list in 2010.

Triangle Business Journal published a feature on all ten winners its February 18th issue.  Goodmon answered a variety of questions for the profile.  Here are his responses:

Jim Goodmon
As part of the TBJ feature, the winners were asked to submit a childhood photo. Here’s Jim Goodmon as a young boy.

What drove you to pursue your goals?
A commitment to maintaining and growing the family business.  Did not want to disappoint my mother.  Grandfather was a role model.

What accomplishment are you most proud of?
My family.  My co-workers at Capitol Broadcasting Company.  My community.

As a child what did you want to be?
Did not know, and I still don’t!

What nonprofit and community causes are you most passionate about?
Public education.  Arts.  Good government.  Public broadcasting.

What do you see as the biggest challenge facing Triangle leaders in the decade ahead?
Working with growth.  Working with diversity.

What qualities are going to define tomorrow’s leaders?
Including “community interest” as part of all decisions.  Long-term thinking.  Goal setting and benchmarking.

What’s one thing few people know about you?
If you run a broadcasting company for 30 years, there is very little that folks don’t know about you.  I am about as boring as you can be.

The complete list of the 2011 Legacy Leaders

  • Jack Clayton, Wachovia, a Wells Fargo Co.;
  • Jim Goodmon, Capitol Broadcasting Co.;
  • Darleen Johns, founder of Alphanumeric Systems, Shoppes at Baileywick;
  • Earl Johnson Jr., Southern Industrial Constructors;
  • John Johnson, Hamlin Drug Co.;
  • Kevin McDonald, TROSA Inc.;
  • Barbara Mulkey, Mulkey Engineers & Consultants;
  • Billie Redmond, Coldwell Banker Commercial TradeMark Properties;
  • Dr. Evelyn Schmidt, Lincoln Community Health Center;
  • Bill Shore, GlaxoSmithKline PLC

See the 2010 class here.


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