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In other news: August 2023

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More insights and highlights from the UNC Kenan-Flagler community

Thought leaders

Nicole Outlaw

Nicole Outlaw

Presidential honor

Nicole Outlaw, senior program manager of NCGrowth, a national economic development center at the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, was selected as a member of the inaugural cohort of the Obama Foundation Leaders USA, a six-month leadership development program.

Outlaw manages NCGrowth’s technical assistance program in eastern North Carolina and is executive director of the emerging nonprofit Pride of Bertie, which aims to support projects for citizens of Bertie County.

Standout students and alumni

Taylor Vaughn (MBA '19)

Taylor Vaughn (MBA ’19)


Spotted on social

2023 EY Entrepreneur of the Year nominees Nick Black and Jeremy Berman of GoodUnited.

After co-founders of nonprofit GoodUnited Jeremy Berman (MBA ’13) and Nick Black (MBA ’13) were named finalists for Ernst &Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Berman took to LinkedIn to reflect on the good news (and share past bad advice):

“‘Don’t quit to start a company,'” they said. ‘You have a comfortable job at IBM.’

“We took the risk anyway.”

Save the date

Family Business Forum

Family Business Forum

  • The Family Enterprise Center will host its 10th annual Family Business Forum Oct. 26-27 at the Rizzo Center. This year’s theme is “Pathways to Thriving Family Enterprises” and is geared toward family businesses at every stage of growth. The special guest speaker is Peter Begalla, a multi-generational family enterprises consultant and the conference chairman for Family Business and Directors & Boards magazines. Registration is limited.
  • The 2023 UNC Tax Summit, a continuing education event for accountants and lawyers hosted by the UNC Tax Center, is scheduled for Nov. 3 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Friday Conference Center. This year’s keynote speaker is Danny Werfel (JD ’97), commissioner of the Internal Review Service.