Emerging Business Leaders

Charlotte Chamber Emerging Business Leaders (EBL) is a talent development program designed to enhance the leadership capability of high-potential, diverse professionals who will ultimately create competitive advantage for Charlotte’s workforce and economy. The program facilitates relationship building across companies and industries, and provides opportunities for participants to increase their engagement with the chamber. EBL supplements the talent development efforts of participating companies as a value-add. EBL companies get a return-on-investment through employees who are more competent and self-aware in terms of managing their careers and maximizing their value and overall contributions to their organizations.

Participation in Emerging Business Leaders is a special benefit for chamber members who are Diversity & Talent Development Fund sponsors at the Platinum Plus (Premier), Platinum, and Silver levels. Chamber members can also enroll qualified employees on an individual basis by paying an EBL program fee.

Emerging Business Leaders Graduation 2015

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Please contact Rod Garvin at rgarvin@charlottechamber.com for more information.


Emerging Business Leaders, Class 3 (2014-2015)

Navaneeth Echambadi
Sandra Esparragoza
Martin Flores
Shana Jackson
Pamela McElroy
Andrew Melcher
Brian Nwokedi
Rachel Rafanan

Carolinas HealthCare System
Michelle Boyd
Christopher Gray
Erin Hamrick
Deborah Neffa
Gerardo Perez

Compass Group
Anthony Atiase
Elissa Gaulden
Catherine Johnson
Eric Johnson
Brei-Ann Knikelbine
Will McFall

Wells Fargo
Cindy Aderholdt
Andy Barnes
Dottie Unger

Belk College of Business at UNC Charlotte (Sponsored Participants)
Anne Bateman, Pearl Meyer & Partners
Gerald Burgess, McFarland Construction

Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated
Cloeann Durham
Melanie Sabella

Bank of America
Carine Ghorra
Chris Turner

Duke Energy
Juanita Bates
Shann Coleman

Amanda Baker
Carla Griffin

Fifth Third Bank
Eric Cohen
Ethel Milliken

Food Lion/Delhaize America
Rachelle Anthony

My Ngo

Moore & Van Allen
Ann McMillin Allen
Stephanie Gryder
Omari Sealy

Novant Health
Arlene Ferebee
Nicholas Sullivan

MetLife (Sponsored Participants)
Will Peters, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Black Chamber of Commerce
Alexis Gordon, City of Charlotte

Wake Forest University
Kyla Acie
Carol Oliff

George Cruz

Download the Emerging Business Leaders Class 4 Program Overview >>

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View Emerging Business Leaders Class 3 Infographic >>