RTP CFO Forum meets Thursday, May 20, 2021 - Regional Economy & Economic Development Overview

20may7:30 am8:00 amRTP CFO Forum meets Thursday, May 20, 2021 - Regional Economy & Economic Development Overview

Event Details

The RTP CFO Forum will hold
its next monthly meeting on Thursday, May 20th, 2021

7:30 a.m. – 8:00
a.m.   Networking

 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Program


Topic: Regional Economy & Economic
Development Overview

Program Objective: The speaker
will provide a brief overview of the Wake County Economic Development and an
overview of the regional economy

Online Webinar Registration:

βœ“ Register for Zoom Meeting:


 (Once attendees register, you will receive a
confirmation email with the Zoom meeting link and password. You will also have
the option to add the Zoom details directly to your calendar.)

βœ“ or Please RSVP to Jessica
Smith by Wednesday, May 19th, at 919.232.5991 or email rsvp@rtpcfos.com

Speaker: Michael Haley, Executive Director of Wake Co. Economic
Development; SVP of Raleigh Chamber of Commerce

our speaker, Michael Haley, as he provides a brief overview of Wake County
Economic Development, their Pillars of Focus, stats, and an overview of the
regional economy. This will be followed by a robust discussion and Q&A


Michael Haley is the
Executive Director for Wake County Economic Development and the Senior Vice
President of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce.  Wake County Economic Development – a public
private partnership between Wake County, the City of Raleigh, and the private
sector – is the lead economic development agency for Wake County. Michael leads
WCED’s business recruitment, retention and expansion; marketing and public
relations; talent recruitment and retention; and support of entrepreneurship.

Prior to his current
role, Michael served as the Director of Business Recruitment and Expansion for
WCED.  Prior to joining WCED, Michael
served as a Public Policy Analyst and then the Public Policy Director for the North
Carolina Department of Commerce.

Michael was named one of
the Top 50 Economic Developers in North America in 2019 by Consultant
Connect.  Consultant Connect, is a
consulting agency designed to bridge the gap between economic developers and
site consultants.

Michael was also named
the North Carolina Economic Developer of the Year for 2019 by the NC Economic
Development Association.  Each year, the
award goes to an Economic Development professional in North Carolina based on
the following criteria: NCEDA member who made significant and measurable
contributions to economic development.

the RTP CFO Forum:

RTP CFO Forum serves approximately 250 CFOs and similar senior financial
executives in the greater Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill region. The Forum
provides interactive networking and discussion of technical and strategic
topics in a secure environment created exclusively for senior-level peers,
sparking new ideas and practical solutions to pressing issues. The combination
of relevant speakers and topics with opportunities to build professional
networks enables its members to grow and thrive.  CPE is provided on
select topics. To learn more, visit

note that the RTP CFO Forum is typically scheduled for the third Thursday of
every month from 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Attendance is limited to CFOs or senior
financial professionals in similar positions.

RTP CFO Forum is sponsored by
Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP.  For more information, please contact us.



(Thursday) 7:30 am - 8:00 am(GMT-11:00)