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N.C. State Jenkins MBA Associate Dean Steve Allen to Moderate 2010 N.C. CEO Forum Panel

Raleigh, NC, April 22, 2010 --( The NC State Jenkins MBA ( has announced that Steve Allen, associate dean for graduate programs and research in the NC State College of Management, has been selected to moderate a panel discussion during the 2010 N.C. CEO Forum on Tuesday, May 18 at the Marriott City Center’s State Ballroom in downtown Raleigh.

Allen will moderate the discussion, “Ingredients to Grow and Retain Green Companies in N.C.,” with a panel consisting of Nick Hamon, vice president of product development and sustainable development for Bayer Environmental; Michael Chenard, director of environmental affairs for Lowes Home Improvement; Joan Siefert Rose, president of CED (formerly The Council for Entrepreneurial Development); and Arlan Peters, sustainability manager at Novozymes North America.

The N.C. CEO Forum, co-hosted by the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce, Summit Performance Systems and RDA Recruiters in association with Bayer CropScience, brings together top business leaders to discuss key topics occurring in the business world today. The theme for this year’s forum is, “The Triple Bottom Line: 21st Century Leadership in People, Planet and Profit.”

“I am honored to participate in the 2010 N.C. CEO Forum,” said Allen. “It is a unique opportunity to be able to hear the differing opinions of so many top business leaders on the opportunities, changes and challenges that businesses across the world are currently facing, especially when it comes to sustainability and green issues.”

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- Keynote speakers include Ben & Jerry’sco-founders Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, and Cree CEO and Chairman Chuck Swoboda.

- The “Ingredients to Grow and Retain Green Companies in N.C.” discussion will last from 1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m.

- The Raleigh Marriott City Center is located at 500 Fayetteville Street in Raleigh.

- The 2009 N.C. CEO Forum brought together more than 300 top business leaders from across the state.

About Jenkins Graduate School of Management:
The Jenkins Graduate School of Management is part of the North Carolina State University College of Management in Raleigh, N.C. In addition to the Jenkins MBA program, it offers graduate programs in accounting and economics. The Jenkins MBA program was established in 2002 to provide graduate management education with an emphasis on technology and innovation. Its real world approach to learning brings students, top educators and professionals together in a research- and technology-focused environment that supports the knowledge, skills and leadership development needed for today’s global marketplace. The Jenkins MBA program offers concentrations in biosciences management, entrepreneurship and technology commercialization, financial management, innovation management, marketing management, services management and consulting, and supply chain management for both full- and part-time students. Consistently rated among the top 75 MBA programs, the Jenkins MBA continues to receive national and international attention for its commitment to quality education and research. For more information, visit

About 2010 N.C. CEO Forum:
The 2010 N.C. CEO Forum is a premier, invitation-only event for North Carolina business leaders to discuss the Triple Bottom Line: 21st Century Leadership in People, Planet and Profit. The event, scheduled for Tuesday, May 18 at Marriot City Center, in Raleigh, N.C., will provide attendees a platform to gain insight into the challenges and opportunities posed by environmental initiatives, social mandates, and near-term economic constraints. Attendees will learn from global and local business leaders how successful companies are seizing opportunity by focusing their attention on people, the planet and profit. The 2010 N.C. CEO Forum will be led by a keynote address from Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, the iconic founders of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. For more information, please visit

Jennifer Fair
MMI Public Relations
(919) 233-6600

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