Craig is a business coach and management consultant in the Triangle region with decades of experience across multiple sectors and disciplines. His passion for organizational effectiveness, along with his nonprofit leadership experience make him a great choice to lead ESC into the next decade. Craig has earned both a B.S. in engineering, and an MBA degree from the University of Toledo. Craig and his wife, Cindy, recently celebrated 40 years together. They live in north Raleigh and can often be found hiking or biking the many fabulous Triangle trails.
Samantha is the vice president of the business process excellence and project management office at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC). She has been with BCBSNC since 1996 and has served in several leadership roles across the company including sales and marketing, operations and human resources. Samantha is actively involved in the community with several nonprofits. She has dual master’s degrees (MBA/MHA), is certified in coaching, change leadership and business leadership development and is a Six Sigma Green Belt.
Elizabeth is a financial advisor in Durham. Elizabeth’s previous nonprofit experience includes a stint as a loaned executive to the United Way of Central Alabama and employment as the development director for the Triangle Go Red for Women campaign. Elizabeth is an active member of the Durham Rotary Club and the Junior League of Durham and Orange counties.
A senior financial analyst at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) since 2011, Morgan has experience in investment management, reporting, analytics and project management. Morgan is active in the Young Professionals Networks in Chapel Hill, Raleigh and within BCBSNC. He graduated from the University of South Carolina with a B.S.B.A. degree in finance, real estate and German.
Jean, a retired attorney who specialized in trusts, estates and tax planning, is also a former teacher at the law schools of both Duke University and Wake Forest University. She has considerable nonprofit experience, having worked with the United Way of Forsyth County, the UNC School of the Arts Foundation, the Salvation Army and the Ronald McDonald House of Winston-Salem.
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Megan is the Chief of Staff at 2U, a publicly traded education technology company. Her broad range of experience includes leading communications, fundraising, events and strategic consulting efforts for nonprofit and for-profit organizations throughout the U.S., Canada, Africa and Asia, including the ALS Association and the Canadian Cancer Society. She has a B.S. from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from The Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Saleem is the Head of Patient Services IT for Biogen, a leading global biotech specializing in neurodegenerative disease therapies. Saleem has 25+ years of diverse and global experience in the Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, Travel Technology industries. He is driven to produce impactful business outcomes by developing IT strategy and executing to roadmaps with prioritized investments. Saleem holds a Master’s in Computer Science from the University of Florida, an MBA from Pfeiffer University, and executive leadership certification from the Sloan School of Management at MIT. https://www.linkedin.com/in/saleemhussaini/
Bobby is a senior fellow at the American Council on Education. He has over 26 years of nonprofit and education-related service. Bobby spent 18 years at UNC as a professor, dean and administrator, and his specialties include higher education, policy analysis and grant writing. He earned a B.A. in religion and an M.A. in psychology from the University of Richmond, and he holds a Ph.D. in psychology from Vanderbilt University.
Candice is a strategic account lead of digital and creative services at TEKsystems, where she also contributes to regional diversity and inclusion efforts. She has experience in account management, market research, contract negotiations and client relationship management. Candice is a volunteer with the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina and the Wake County Literacy Council. She has a B.S. degree in business administration and a degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
A senior portfolio analyst at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, Chris has experience with strategic planning, financial analysis, management consulting, process improvement, portfolio management and finance. He has served for several years on boards, including the Durham Small Business Advisory Board and the Natural Capital Investment Board. Chris earned his B.S. in computer science from Morehouse College and his M.S. from Emory University.