Klein and Goodmon Speak Out for United Way and Durham

Adam Klein

American Underground’s Adam Klein tells the United Way Tocqueville gathering, “We are deeply passionate about using tech to create equitable opportunities.”

On Thursday, August 27, 2015, American Tobacco and the Durham Bulls hosted a Tocqueville Society event for the United Way of the Greater Triangle.  American Underground Chief Strategist Adam Klein and American Tobacco Vice President of Real Estate Michael Goodmon were both invited to speak about the redevelopment of Durham and its growth as the innovation spot of the Triangle.

Both men talked about the importance of community success to business success and about some of the key issues they think remain to be addressed in the city–namely education and crime.

Michael Goodmon

American Tobacco’s Michael Goodmon tells the United Way Tocqueville gathering, “The strength of our community will be built through regionalism.”

“In Durham, we’re looking to build a counter story to what’s developed in San Francisco–namely a more diverse and inclusive startup community that broadly benefits our region,” said Klein.

The UWGT Tocqueville Society is an organization of “successful, community-minded individuals and business leaders contribute $10,000 or more annually and commit themselves to helping solve some of this area’s most pressing needs.”

Capitol Broadcasting is a big supporter of the UWGT and holds an annual employee campaign to help raise awareness and funds for this essential community organization.

Thanks to the United Way of the Greater Triangle for these capcom photos.

United Way Tocqueville gathering

Kevin Trapani (l to r), Durham Mayor Bill Bell, ATC’s Michael Goodmon & AU’s Adam Klein at the United Way Tocqueville gathering on Thursday, August 27, 2015.

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