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Episode 10 | August 25, 2020

Allen Robertson, managing partner at NC law firm Robinson Bradshaw, shares his perspectives on NC’s COVID19 response, as well as insights from one of his favorite authors — a manufacturing leader who practices a unique and effective brand of leadership.

Episode 9 | August 5, 2020

Curt Ladig, President & CEO of Delta Dental of North Carolina, discusses personal and professional life during the COVID-19 pandemic. Responsible for expanding the organization’s customer base by 500% in 10 years, Ladig provides concrete suggestions for weathering the storm and maintaining employee morale during challenging times.

Episode 8 | July 27, 2020

Jamey Millar, Senior Vice President of Managed Markets and Government Affairs for GSK (the world’s largest vaccines maker), discusses GSK’s adjuvant technology, which is being used to support the development of multiple COVID-19 vaccine candidates; shifting the Zebulon, N.C., manufacturing location to a 24/7 operation to respond to demand spikes; the need to charter flights from France to transport an in-demand GSK respiratory treatment; and more.

Episode 7 | July 23, 2020

Donald Thompson, President of Walk West and Founder of the Diversity Movement, provides actionable strategies for business leaders to pivot and innovate during the COVID-19 pandemic. As an author, speaker, investor, and executive, Donald’s perspectives are both broad and substantive.

Episode 6 | July 14, 2020

Sherri Thomas, Chief Human Resources and Organizational Development Officer with Truliant, provides a roadmap for exceptional employee and community engagement during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Episode 5 | June 30, 2020

Stacy Hale, President of Regional Operations for Windstream, shares the perspective of a business that is booming during the COVID-19 pandemic. A leader with 30+ years experience, Hale also discusses the importance of safety, PPE, and data analytics as NC moves forward towards reopening.

Episode 4 | June 22, 2020

Aubie Knight, CEO of the Independent Insurance Agents of NC, discusses the impact of COVID-19 on the insurance industry, the importance of workplace flexibility, and more in this episode of Relaunching North Carolina.

Episode 3 | June 17, 2020

Glen Raven Chairman Allen Gant, Jr., discusses the importance of innovation, cash-on-hand, mental health, and transparent communication during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Episode 2 | June 2, 2020

Thomas Stith III, NC director of the U.S. Small Business Administration, provides his perspective on how small businesses are coping, pivoting and moving forward in the wake of COVID-19.

Episode 1 | May 28, 2020

Ed Weisiger, Jr., president and CEO of CTE, provides his assessment of NC’s response to the pandemic and offers best practices for leaders struggling to navigate the COVID-19 economy.