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Heyward Armstrong Graduates from Leadership Raleigh Program

June 8, 2015

Raleigh, N.C. – Smith Anderson Partner Heyward Armstrong joined the 30th graduating class of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Raleigh program on Thursday, June 4, 2015. Leadership Raleigh is a nine-month program consisting of eight, one-day sessions held in the greater Raleigh area with an opening weekend retreat. The program emphasizes three overall components: team projects, community orientation, and enhancing leadership skills/styles.  Heyward joins five other Smith Anderson attorneys who have graduated from the program.

“Leadership Raleigh provided me with an exceptional opportunity to learn more about the greater Raleigh community and develop relationships with a number of this area’s business and nonprofit leaders,” said Heyward.  “In addition to developing a deeper knowledge of our wonderful community and how we can make it even better, I was privileged to work with a team of my Leadership Raleigh classmates in assisting The Center for Volunteer Caregiving in carrying out its mission to engage the community in providing volunteer services to improve the lives of seniors, caregivers and adults with disabilities.”

About Heyward Armstrong

Heyward is a licensed CPA and, as a partner at Smith Anderson, focuses his law practice on corporate and securities law, including advising companies and their officers and directors on public company securities compliance, public and private offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance matters. For more information on Heyward, please visit his bio at SmithLaw.com.

About Leadership Raleigh

In its 30th year, Leadership Raleigh is designed to help prepare our community’s future leaders. During the nine-month program, participants get an in-depth view of community issues, develop leadership skills necessary to assume leadership roles, and are exposed to community involvement opportunities. Leadership Raleigh is unlike other programs because it provides participants with the opportunity to meet and discuss issues with key community leaders. Participants study the qualities that make an effective leader, analyze individual leadership roles, and develop personal leadership styles and skills. They are then challenged to apply their talents by joining professional associations, civic clubs, public boards and commissions. For more information, please visit http://www.leadershipraleigh.org/

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