I was officially appointed today by Governor Pat McCrory to serve on the North Carolina Mental Health Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services board. This appointment happened directly due to a NCER luncheon from earlier in the year. I happened to sit next to Valerie Johnson, a visitor that works for the NC Boards and Commissions. She was a guest of Olalah Njenga. As we talked, she shared this opportunity, asked of my background, and invited me to submit for the role. I am very grateful to her and Olalah for bringing her. NCER has grown into a great organization and we can never know the opportunities that may avail themselves when we actively participate in our events.
NCER is many different things. It’s where executives come together to share their breadth of knowledge, experience, and ideas to strengthen and support one another. It is a place to discuss business issues, gain valuable insights and perspectives, and explore alternative approaches among peers. It’s also a place to learn from professionals and experts in many subject areas, offer advice and counsel to others, expand business connections and build enduring friendships. NCER is a place where what you know, what you’ve done, and the lessons you’ve learned along the way can make a tremendous difference and be an encouragement to others.
NCER is a welcoming and collegial organization. The group offers a diverse collection of leaders from various industries and backgrounds who are truly interested in networking and helping each other brainstorm and solve business issues. As a bonus, I’ve built a number of friendships.
NCER is the most effective professional relationship building I do. NCER members are industry leaders and top decision makers. I leave every monthly NCER Leadership Forum informed and energized in ways that benefit my business and uplift me personally. NCER is the highest quality C-level organization in which I’ve been involved.
Since joining the North Carolina Executive Roundtable in July 2016, I have been truly impressed by the high level of executive experience, presence, and diversity of business knowledge represented in the group. And what makes membership in NCER so special, is the true sense of camaraderie and willingness to help other members at any time, and with any challenge or opportunity. I have not seen anything like the NCER in my career experience, and I’m truly excited to be a part of it.
I’ve been a member of the North Carolina Executive Roundtable (NCER) for over two years. I don’t know of a better organization for executives in the area. The organization holds monthly meetings with excellent speakers who are informative, educational, and engaging on subjects of interest to executives of companies large and small. The members and guests of NCER are friendly and interested in establishing long-term professional relationships. Members attend members-only meetings to get to know each other better and provide input to the board of directors. Although NCER is not strictly a networking group or a place to “sell” your business, NCER has been instrumental in my getting quite a bit of new business through referrals. Members of NCER care about the success of the members’ companies and offer constructive advice when requested.
I consider it a great honor and privilege to be part of NCER.