Diane Huis, vice president of Resource Planning & Portfolio Management for North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives, recently graduated from Leadership North Carolina (LNC), the state’s premier leadership engagement program. Huis was one of 55 civic and community leaders selected to participate in the program’s 25th class, which was held during 2017-2018.
Over the course of six two-and-a-half day sessions, the members of LNC Class XXV learned about issues critical to the state through discussions with top officials and professionals, field trips and experiential learning activities. The sessions focused on five key areas: economic development, education, environment, government, and health and human services. They were held in locations throughout the state, highlighting the social, geographic and economic diversity of North Carolina.
Through LNC’s program, participants gained new insight into North Carolina’s strengths and challenges and developed their own priorities for ways they can improve and empower their communities and the state as a whole.
“I am extremely honored to have had the chance to go through the Leadership North Carolina program. Not only did I learn about the big issues facing our state, but I also now have a much greater understanding of how interconnected the issues are,” Huis said. “In addition, I grew my network tremendously, getting to know leaders in different industries and locations across the state. I am really excited about utilizing this newfound knowledge and expanded network to help the North Carolina cooperatives continue to improve the quality of life of the consumers we serve.”
Applications for LNC Class XXVI (2018 – 2019) are currently being accepted. More information about the program is available at leadershipnc.org.