Executive Director for Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
Subject: Botanical Garden and the Future
Degrees: BS. Virginia Tech in Horticulture
MS. University of Delaware in Public Horticulture Administration
Career: Begin his career as a horticulturist at the Smithsonian Institute. He later served as Director of Horticulture at the American Horticulture Society's Headquarters, George Washington's River Farm. Also Executive Director of Horticulture Green Bay BotanicalGarden in Wisconsin.
Friday, October 13, 2017 - Aaron Houck JD PhD
Assistant Professor, Political Science College of Arts and Science Queens University
Subject: Partisan Gerrymandering and the U S Supreme Court
Degrees: BA Davidson College
JD Harvard Law School
PhD Duke University (Political Science)
He teaches courses in American politics, judicial politics and constitutionalism and serves as the Pre-Law Advisor for Queens.
Friday, October 20, 2017 - Don E Olmstead CFP
Senior Portfolio Manager and Relationship Manager with Novare Capital Management
Subject: Helping Working Homeless Families to Self Sufficiency
Degrees: BA University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee
Earned the Certified Financial Planner designation in March 2004.
Services: Previously, President of Habitat for Humanity-Charlotte. Currently serves on the boards for Charlotte Family Housing and Sharon Towers. Serves on the Investment Committee and is a member and Elder of First Presbyterian Church.
Friday, October 27, 2017 - Rev Anthony Marciano
President/CEO Charlotte Rescue Mission since 1996
Subject: Dealing with the Crazy People in Your Life without Going Crazy Yourself
Degrees: BA Jersey City State College in Sociology and Teacher Certification
Received certification in nonprofit management from Duke University.
Service: Executive Director of Central Union Mission in Washington, DC. Pastored three churches in New Jersey.
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - Field Trip
Reed Gold Mine
Sign up at Hall Tables after Meeting with John Ferguson or Bo White
No Cost unless you pan for gold ($2.14), plus Meal
10am car pool departure from Tyvola Conference Center parking (approx 45 min drive)
About ½ mile walking on good trails plus about 200 yards in mine
Lunch at Fresh House in Locust after prospecting
Return to Tyvola parking lot between 2:30 and 3:00pm
Friday, November 3, 2017 - Michael Smith
President/CEO Charlotte Center City Partners
Charlotte Center City Partners envisions and implements strategies and actions to drive the economic, social and cultural development of Charlotte’s central business district.
Subject: What’s happening in the Center of our City?
Degrees: MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University
Undergraduate degree from UNC Chapel Hill
Service: He has held corporate roles at AT&T Communications, First Union’s Capital Markets Group and By-Products Interactive. Prior to his role as President of CCCP, Smith was the Chief Financial Officer at the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce.
Note:This Meeting will be at Providence UMC, 2810 Providence Rd. Charlotte, NC 28211, Friday Morning 10/11am
Friday, November 10, 2017 - Lenoir C. “Lee” Keesler, Jr
CEO, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
Subject: About Mecklenburg County Library and Updates
Degrees: BS Duke University
MA Wake Forest
Service: Prior to joining the Library, Keesler served in primarily wholesale banking leadership roles for First Union/Wachovia, and as President & CEO of the Arts & Science Council of Charlotte-Mecklenburg.
Friday, November 17, 2017 - Dr.Alexa Royden
Assistant Professor, Political Science and Sociology Department Queens University
Subject: The US exit from Iraq and Afghanistan, A Great Decision Topic
PhD in International Relations from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland
MA in International Affairs from George Washington University
BA from Rollins College
Service: Dr. Alexa Royden teaches World Politics, Chinese Politics, Contemporary American Foreign Policy, International Human Rights, International Terrorism and CORE 220. Her research interests include global governance, international organizations, international security, nonproliferation and human rights. Her work to date investigates the evolution of legitimacy and public authority within international organizations, specifically the nonproliferation regime
Her research interests include global governance, international organizations, international security, nonproliferation and human rights. Her work to date investigates the evolution of legitimacy and public authority within international organizations, specifically the nonproliferation regime
The Power of Giving
Conscious Capitalism and the Future of Business
Blake Mycoskieis Founder and Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 | 7PM Knight Theater | Levine Center for the Arts Tickets: $45ator 704-372-1000