Three CBC’ers Graduate from Leadership Triangle Spring Program

Jenny Clements

Corp’s Jim Goodmon (right) congratulates WRAL-FM’s Jenny Clements on becoming a Goodmon Fellow.

Three more CBC’ers entered the ranks of Goodmon Fellows on Monday, May 12, 2014.  Leadership Triangle held its spring graduation in the brand new PNC Club at the Durham Bulls at the completion of the 2014 Regional Leadership Program.

FOX 50 Account Executive Michelle Garrett, WRAL-FM Promotion Director Jenny Clements and WRAL-TV Sales Manager Dave Lyles received their certificates and enjoyed dinner and a round of the infamous Triangle Trivia game with family and fellow graduates.

Garrett took the 9-week course to broaden her knowledge of the region.

“I wanted to gain further insight on what our challenges are and what our region has to offer us,” said Garrett.

Lyles signed up on the suggestion of CBC co-workers who’d been through the program and recommended it.

He would pass on that suggestion to others.

Michelle Garrett

FOX 50’s Michelle Garrett receives her LT diploma from Corp’s Jim Goodmon (right) & Quintiles’ Steve Brechbiel.

“Without a doubt,” he said when asked if he’d recommend Leadership Triangle spring course to others.  “I met a wonderful group of professional leaders in my class who truly want to improve the quality of life in this region.  The class gives you a well-rounded look at people you would not normally meet and places you would not normally visit.”

Garrett agreed, “This program allows you the opportunity to learn more about this community. Leadership Triangle offers you the resources and tools to grow. It will motivate you to be more involved.  I am very happy to have been a part of this program!   I made many friends and I look forward to staying connected to all of them!”

Participants met bi-weekly to learn about social issues and organizations in the Triangle area.  The group toured a variety of facilities and had presentations from various local leaders.

“My favorite day was at Hope Reigns, the speakers were Glenn Rupert, Jim Dodson and Lori Taylor,” explained Garrett.  “We were reminded to follow our passion for whatever it is in life that motivates you. And to not let people or circumstances hold us back from moving forward with our ‘cause’ in life.”

Dave Lyles

WRAL-TV’s Dave Lyles receives his LT diploma from Corp’s Jim Goodmon (right) & Quintiles’ Steve Brechbiel.

Lyles said the visit to The Healing Place of Wake County impacted him most.

“Spending the day here was a game-changer,” he said.  “The faces of the homeless and those addicted to drugs and alcohol are not necessarily who you would expect.”

Leadership Triangle will soon be accepting applications for the second edition of its new fall personal leadership course, Transforming Leaders.  Find out more here.

CBC President & CEO Jim Goodmon is Chair Emeritus for Leadership Triangle.  American Tobacco VP of Real Estate Michael Goodmon is the current chair, and FOX 50 Director of Local & New Media Sales Niel Sollod serves on the board.

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