21nov7:30 am9:00 amRTP CFO Forum

Event Details

The RTP CFO Forum will hold its next monthly meeting on Thursday, November 21, 2019

The Forum provides a peer-to-peer networking opportunity for approximately 250 CFOs and similar senior financial executives to learn practical solutions to the challenges they face.

Please RSVP to Jessica Smith by Wednesday, November 20, at 919.232.5991 or email rsvp@rtpcfos.com

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Networking
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Program

Meeting Location: Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP • 1500 Sunday Dr. • Suite 300 • Raleigh

Topic: Regional Economic Development Update

Program Objective: The speaker will provide a review of the unique assets and resources of the Research Triangle that support growth of companies and top tier talent.

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

Why do companies choose to start, grow, scale, expand, or relocate to Greater Raleigh and the Research Triangle? What are the key attributes in our community that factor into these decisions? Haley will provide a review of the unique assets and resources of the Research Triangle that support growth of companies and top tier talent.

Michael Haley, Executive Director, Wake County Economic Development

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

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. Michael was also named the North Carolina Economic Developer of the Year for 2019 by the North Carolina Economic Development Association.

About the RTP CFO Forum:

The 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 http://www.rtpcfos.com/.

Please 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.

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



(Thursday) 7:30 am - 9:00 am(GMT+00:00)


Hughes Pittman & Gupton

1500 Sunday Dr. Suite 300

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