Local Leaders. Global Impact.

7th Annual Local Leaders Global Impact Speaker Series

Thought Leadership is Back with New Topics


Northeastern University–Charlotte is celebrating its 7th Annual Local Leaders Global Impact Speaker Series. Since 2012, the program has highlighted important topics that have a local, national, and global impact. Join us this year for stimulating discussions featuring local experts and globally renowned Northeastern faculty and researchers. Most events take place at our Uptown Charlotte campus: 101 N. Tryon Street, 11th Floor, Charlotte, N.C.


Upcoming Topics

The Future of Nursing: Optimizing Healthcare Access and Quality

Wednesday, May 22 at 5:00pm – Northeastern University–Charlotte

In honor of National Nurses Week, we are extending the celebration throughout the month with a lively and timely discussion on nursing’s pivotal role in improving healthcare access and quality. Future trends indicate that we need more acute and complex care within community settings. How can we prepare to fully leverage nursing’s expertise outside of specialized tertiary care?

On May 22, healthcare experts Janet Rico, Assistant Dean of the School of Nursing at Northeastern University; and Colleen Hole, Vice President of Clinical Integration in Population Health at Atrium Health; will lead this important discussion. We hope you will join us!

> Janet Rico, Assistant Dean of the School of Nursing at Northeastern University

> Colleen Hole, Vice President of Clinical Integration in Population Health at Atrium Health




Recent Events from the 2018-2019 Series

Everything I Know About Leadership I Learned From Sports

September 2018 – Northeastern University–Charlotte

> Kendall Alley, Regional President, Wells Fargo

> Dr. Robert Prior, Associate Teaching Professor, Master of Sports Leadership at Northeastern

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Cyber Threats, Ransom and A Community’s Choice

October 2018 – Northeastern University–Charlotte

To celebrate National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Northeastern’s second LLGI event focused on “Cyber Threats, Ransom and A Community’s Choice.”  The panel addressed lessons learned from the cyber attack that paralyzed Mecklenburg County Government late last year and why organizations need to better protect their information assets and systems.

> Dena Diorio, Mecklenburg County Manager

Craig Froelich, Chief Information Security Officer, Bank of America

> Mike Holland, Executive Vice President of Client Relations, Fortalice Solutions

> John Manferdelli, Executive Director of the Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute at Northeastern

Weathering Storms: Economic Shifts & Natural Disasters

October 2018 – Northeastern University–Charlotte

> Dr. Stephen Flynn, Founding Director of the Global Resilience Institute at Northeastern University

Dr. Stephen Flynn, Founding Director of the Global Resilience Institute at Northeastern University, gave an in-depth discussion on critical infrastructure and resilience. Dr. Flynn leads a major university-wide research initiative to inform and advance societal resilience in the face of growing human-made and naturally-occurring turbulence. He is recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on critical infrastructure and supply chain security and resilience. He is also co-author of the textbook, Critical Infrastructures Resilience: Policy and Engineering Principles (Routledge, 2018) and has led teams in conducting post-disaster infrastructure resilience assessments, initially with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and then from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Authentic Learning in the Workplace: Upskilling Employees

November 2018 – Northeastern University–Charlotte

> Dr. Rashid Mosley, Assistant Teaching Professor at Northeastern University’s Graduate School of Education

At this lunch session, we explored how organizations align learning and development to their business objectives and organizational culture. Dr. Rashid Mosley, assistant teaching professor at Northeastern University’s Graduate School of Education, led the discussion.

The Role of HR Professionals in Employee Career Advancement

November 2018 – The Employers Association

> Martha Seidel, Life Long Learner

> Bruce Johnson, Associate Dean, CPCC

> Dr. Kemi Jona, Lowell Institute, Northeastern University

Value of Educational Credentials in the Workplace

January 2019 – Northeastern University–Charlotte

> Theresa Tommey, Learning & Development HR Learning Exec, Bank of America

> Tom Mathews, HR Consultant

> Laura Hampton, VP, The Employers Association

> Dr. Sean Gallagher, Center for the Future of Higher Education & Talent Strategy, Northeastern University

Women Who Empower (Partnership with Pride Magazine)

March 2019 – Northeastern University–Charlotte

> Dr. Philly Mantella, CEO Lifelong Learning, Northeastern University

> Regina Wharton, SVP HR, Fifth Third Bank

> Dr. Corliss Thompson, Associate Teaching Professor, Graduate School of Education, Northeastern University

> Dee Dixon, President & Publisher PRIDE

Top 10 Trends in Data Privacy (Partnership with Carolina International Arbitration Society)

March 2019 – Northeastern University–Charlotte

> Dr. Woody Hartzog, Professor of Law and Computer Science, Northeastern University

> Allen O’Rourke, C0-Chair of the Privacy and Cybersecurity Team, Womble Bond Dickinson LLP

Building & Sustaining Innovative Businesses

April 2019 – Northeastern University–Charlotte

> Dr. Raj Echambadi, Dunton Family Dean, D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University


Speakers From Past Series Include

Fred Whitfield, President and Vice Chairman of the Charlotte Hornets

Michael Dukakis, Former Presidential Nominee and Governor

Ron Kimble, Former Deputy City Manager

Dr. John Silvia, Wells Fargo Economist

Michael Vaccaro, Chief Nursing Officer, Novant Health