2011 N.C. CEO Forum Announces Speakers Lineup

State’s Top Business Leaders to Discuss “Building Great Companies– That Last” Aug. 10 in Cary

Raleigh, NC, July 22, 2011 --(PR.com)-- The 2011 N.C. CEO Forum (http://www.ncceoforum.com), an invitation-only business event scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 10 at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary, N.C., has announced the lineup for speakers for this year’s event. In addition to keynote speaker, Jim Collins, acclaimed business author of Good to Great, Built to Last, and his latest work, How the Mighty Fall, the event will feature addresses from Glen Tullman, CEO of Allscripts; Reggie Davis, president of RBC Bank; and Sandra Peterson, chairman of the board of management at Bayer CropScience.

Featured speakers will share practical, high-impact business lessons learned through professional experience and conclude with a set of three to five specific takeaways designed to help attendees take lessons learned and turn them into action. All speakers and presentations will discuss lessons learned revolving around the three tracks for the event, Purpose, People, and Process.

The speaking segments for the 2011 N.C. CEO Forum include:

- “Purpose: Mission, Vision, Strategy, etc.,” featuring Reggie Davis, president of RBC Bank; Claude Demby, CEO of The Noel Group; Nick Vlahos, general manager of Burt’s Bees; Ned Allen, director of Make-A-Wish Foundation of America; and Leah Brown, president and CEO of A10 Clinical Solutions as speakers.

- “People: Culture, Leadership & Engagement,” featuring Glen Tullman, CEO of Allscripts; Dr. Victor Dzau, president & CEO of Duke University Health System; Brad Willson, CEO of BlueCross Blue Shield of NC; and Mark L. Munday, president & CEO of Elster Solutions as speakers.

- “Process: Innovation & Operational Excellence,” featuring Sandra Peterson, Global CEO of Bayer CropScience; Doug Muzyka, chief science and technology officer (CSTO) of DuPont; Al Petrangeli, CEO Southeast Region, Balfour Beatty; Keith Collins, CTO of SAS; and Lane Miller, vice president of global technology, LORD Corporation as speakers.

“We are pleased to announce the lineup for the 2011 N.C. CEO Forum’s speakers,” said Brian Kinahan, managing partner of Summit Performance Systems. “These individuals are all esteemed leaders in their fields, and I am confident that they will bring tremendous insight to attendees while specifically addressing the event’s central theme, ‘Building Great Companies – That Last.’”

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- The 2011 N.C. CEO Forum event will be hosted by Summit Performance Systems (http://www.summit-performance.com) and Deckelbaum & Associates, LLC (http://www.rickdeckelbaum.com) in association with Bayer CropScience (http://www.bayercropscience.com). This is the third annual N.C. CEO Forum.

- Biographical information for all speakers and panelists is available at http://bit.ly/licCZv.

About 2011 N.C. CEO Forum:
The 2011 N.C. CEO Forum is a premier, invitation-only leadership conference for North Carolina executives and management teams interested in sharing and learning practical lessons with other leaders to help businesses, jobs, communities, and the state of N.C. grow and thrive. The conference, scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 10 at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary, N.C., is centered around the common theme, “Building Great Companies – That Last.” It will provide attendees a platform to gain insight into the challenges and opportunities posed by environmental initiatives, social mandates, and near-term economic constraints through unique story-telling and examples from some successful leaders throughout the community. Attendees will learn from global and local business leaders how successful companies are seizing opportunity and continuing to build presence on the national and international scene. The 2011 N.C. CEO Forum will be led by a keynote address from Jim Collins, acclaimed business author of Good to Great, Built to Last, and his latest work, How the Mighty Fall. For more information, please visit http://www.ncceoforum.com.

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