Local Leaders. Global Impact.

8th Annual Local Leaders Global Impact Speaker Series

Thought Leadership is Back with New Topics

Northeastern University–Charlotte is celebrating its 8th 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.

Fall 2019 Topics

Charlotte 2040: How the Queen City Is Planning for Growth Over the Next Two Decades

Tuesday, September 24 @ 7:30-9:00 a.m. – Northeastern University–Charlotte

From greenways and ballparks to housing and transit, Charlotte is regarded as a well-planned City and that’s not by chance.  Beginning with the Odell Plan in the 1960s, the Queen City has a 50-year tradition of a creating a new Center City plan every 10 years to provide a blueprint for long term growth and development. The last was adopted in 2011.

To ensure the Queen City continues on the right development path, Charlotte Center City Partners and the City of Charlotte have embarked on 2040 vision planning efforts. Join us for breakfast to hear what’s next and how the community can engage.

Moderated by Northeastern University-Charlotte’s CEO and Regional Dean, Dr. Cheryl Richards, our panelists will include:

  • Michael Smith, CEO, Charlotte Center City Partners
  • Taiwo Jaiyeoba, Assistant City Manager and Planning Director, City of Charlotte
  • Dan O’Brien, PhD, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University

This event is free to attend but you must register in advance.

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FinTech Success: The Lending Tree Story

Wednesday, October 30 @ 7:30-9:00 a.m. – Northeastern University–Charlotte

Join Doug Lebda, CEO of the Lending Tree, as he tells an intriguing story about the success of his organization in the FinTech industry. A complimentary light breakfast will be served.

Also joining the conversation is Dr. Karthik Krishnan, Associate Professor, D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University; CEO and Founder of Mentor Works, Education Capital.

Panelists:

  • Doug Lebda, CEO, Lending Tree
  • Karthik Krishnan, PhD, Associate Professor, D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University; CEO and Founder of Mentor Works, Education Capital

This event is free to attend but you must register in advance.

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Progressive Companies Using Workspace to Drive Innovation

Thursday, November 21 @ 7:30-9:00 a.m. – Northeastern University–Charlotte

Join us for a discussion on Innovation Centers as we explore Charlotte-based companies that use innovation as a driver for every aspect of the workplace, including talent acquisition, productivity, R&D, and retention. A complimentary light breakfast will be served.

Panelists:

  • Richard Donaldson, Managing Director of Digital Transformation, Duke Energy
  • Brad Wallace, Principal, Financial Services Digital Advisory, EY
  • Dr. Raj Echambadi, Dunton Family Dean, D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University

This event is free to attend but you must register in advance.

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Spring 2020 Topics

Coming Soon! Please check back for updates.

Events from 2018-2019 Series

Everything I Know About Leadership I Learned From Sports

September 2018 – Northeastern University–Charlotte

Kendall Alley, Regional President, Wells Fargo

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


Cyberthreats, Ransom, and a Community’s Choice

October 2018 – Northeastern University–Charlotte

> 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 and Natural Disasters

October 2018 – Northeastern University–Charlotte

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

 


Authentic Learning in the Workplace: Upskilling Employees

November 2018 – Northeastern University–Charlotte

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

 


The Role of HR Professionals in Employee Career Advancement

November 2018 – The Employers Association

> Martha Seidel, Life Long Learner

> Bruce Johnson, Associate Dean, CPCC

> Kemi Jona, Lowell Institute, Northeastern University


Value of Educational Credentials in the Workplace

January 2019 – Northeastern University–Charlotte

> Theresa Tommey, Learning and Development Human Resources Learning Executive, Bank of America

> Tom Mathews, Human Resources Consultant

> Laura Hampton, Vice President, The Employers Association

> Sean Gallagher, Center for the Future of Higher Education and Talent Strategy, Northeastern University


Women Who Empower (Partnership with Pride magazine)

March 2019 – Northeastern University–Charlotte

> Philly Mantella, CEO Lifelong Learning, Northeastern University

> Regina Wharton, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Fifth Third Bank

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

> Dee Dixon, President and Publisher, Pride


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

March 2019 – Northeastern University–Charlotte

> 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 and Sustaining Innovative Businesses

April 2019 – Northeastern University–Charlotte

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


The Future of Nursing: Optimizing Healthcare Access and Quality

May 22 – Northeastern University–Charlotte

> 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

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

John Silvia, Wells Fargo Economist

Michael Vaccaro, Chief Nursing Officer, Novant Health