Friday, July 12, 2024

Dynamic Diversity: 12 N.C. executives and entrepreneurs making significant marks on their organizations and communities

Profiles were written by Colin Campbell, Edward Martin, David Mildenberg and Ebony Morman.

In previous February editions, Business North Carolina has highlighted more than 70 minority-owned businesses and organizations. As a way to pay it forward, we asked those who have been featured previously to nominate dynamic leaders who deserve the spotlight. 

After considering about 60 nominations, the magazine’s editors developed
a list of 12 dynamic leaders. Those featured include executives at a large health care system and the state’s biggest energy company, along with owners of a popular bed-and-breakfast and a disability-inclusion organization. Beyond their day jobs, these leaders are making important impacts by  supporting their communities through various initiatives.

Click on the name below to view their profile.

Walter Baucom
owner  |  Baucom Group & Associates  |  A1 Glass & Aluminum  |  Charlotte

Jose Costa
CEO  |  Magnolia Wash Holdings  |  Charlotte

Tianna Dean
owner  Hummingbird Candle Company  |  Fayetteville

Monica and Daniel Edwards
owners  |  Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast  |  Durham

Glenn Gonzales
co-founder and CEO  |  Jet It  |  Greensboro

Dr. Chere Chase Gregory
senior vice president and chief health equity officer  |  Novant Health  |  Winston-Salem

Drs. Joya and Andrew Lyons
owners  |  Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast  |  Durham

Justin Outling
partner and director of diversity and inclusion  |  Brooks Pierce  |  Greensboro

Sharene Pierce
vice president and chief diversity and inclusion officer  |  Duke Energy  |  Charlotte

John Samuel
co-founder and CEO  |  Ablr  |  Raleigh 

Gerald Walden
vice president, deputy general counsel and head of diversity  |  The Fresh Market  |  Greensboro

Ramona Young
owner  |  Kente Kitchen Market  |  Asheville

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