Program Review Committee

At the Center for Private Business, quality programming is the cornerstone of our reputation.

That’s why we have assembled a Programming Review Committee, comprised of Center members and local subject matter experts. This committee searches out the best possible candidate for speakers, relevant topics, and panelists from across the nation. We also seek to engage programs and individuals that are right here in North Carolina, many of whom go on to be partners with our member businesses for years to come.

This committee also works to create a wide range of value added programming that fits our members schedules, interests, and needs. We do not allow sales-focused or promotional programming.

We are working on next year’s schedule right now! Please check back for a finalized calendar later this summer.

2016 Programming Review Committee

Elisabeth Sasser (MBA ’02), Committee Chair and Executive Vice President of the Sunrock Group, Raleigh, NC

Darlene Leonard, Managing Partner at Smith Leonard
LLC, Greensboro, NC

Kelly York, Director of Resource Development at Smith Leonard LLC, Greensboro, NC

Robert P. Caldwell, Jr., Managing Member of Family Firm Resources LLC, Charlotte, NC

Robert Parsley (MBA ’12), Vice President of Carswell Distributing Company – Winston-Salem, NC

Kelly Meany (’04, MBA ’12), Learning and Development Manager at Wells Fargo, Raleigh, NC

Marian Steele, CFO at JC Steele and Sons, Statesville, NC

Roddey Player (’84, P ’13, P ’16), President and CEO at Queen City Audio Video & Appliances, Charlotte, NC

Kate Reece (’07, MBA ’15), Director of The Center for Private Business, Winston-Salem, NC