13 Leaders With Innovation Quarter Connections Named 2018 Triad Power Players

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As the Triad continues to reposition itself as a leader in innovation and entrepreneurship, community-focused leaders and executives are directing the charge in spurring economic growth and transforming the workforce.

The Triad Business Journal recently released its 2018 Triad Power Players list, which recognizes “leaders who are moving the economy forward and marshaling game-changing initiatives that can dynamically change this region’s trajectory.”

In compiling the list, the publication focused primarily on contributions in economic development, investment, entrepreneurship and the workforce to select “leaders who are who are risking something—money, reputation, clout—to make a lasting impact.”

Many of these visionaries have connections to the Innovation Quarter community and are members of its partner institutions or organizations:

  • Anthony Atala, director, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine
  • Karen Barnes, executive director, Venture Café Winston-Salem
  • Lindsay Bierman, chancellor, UNC School of the Arts
  • Julie A. Freischlag, CEO, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center; dean, Wake Forest School of Medicine
  • Drew Hancock, director, Frank L. Blum Construction Co.
  • Nathan O. Hatch, president, Wake Forest University
  • Peter Marsh, co-founder, Flywheel Co-working
  • David Mounts, chairman and CEO, Inmar Inc.
  • Cathy Pace, president and CEO, Allegacy Federal Credit Union
  • Elwood Robinson, chancellor, Winston-Salem State University
  • Marc Schaefer, CEO, Truliant Federal Credit Union
  • Robin Team, managing partner, Front Street Capital
  • Jason Thiel, president, Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership

Congratulations to these individuals for their contributions to the Innovation Quarter ecosystem. Explore the entire list of the 2018 Triad Power Players and read about their impact on the Triad.