Kara Weishaar Graduates Leadership North Carolina’s 27th Class

Director of Government Relations and Association Management Kara Weishaar joined the 27th graduating class of Leadership North Carolina (LNC) on September 23, 2020. This year’s graduation was held virtually, but according to the LNC, the graduates will have a formal graduation ceremony as soon as circumstances allow. The LNC has dubbed this group of fifty-five civic and community leaders as the “Most Adaptable Class Ever,” completing the program despite tornadoes, a pandemic and various other disruptions.

The 27th graduating class was comprised of top leaders from the government, business, nonprofit, and education sectors. 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.

About Kara Weishaar

As the Director of Government Relations and Association Management at Smith Anderson, Kara serves as Executive Director for the North Carolina Society of Anesthesiologists and the North Carolina Travel and Tourism Coalition. In this role, Kara manages the two associations by coordinating membership, planning annual meetings/conferences and advocating on behalf of their interests with officials at the legislative and executive branches. She also lobbies on behalf of other healthcare and energy clients.

About Leadership North Carolina

Leadership North Carolina’s mission is to inform, develop and engage committed leaders by broadening their understanding of and involvement in issues and opportunities facing North Carolina. The Leadership North Carolina Program cultivates a network of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who share a deep commitment to their state. There are more than 1200 graduates of the program whose continued ties to LNC and to one another provide them with rich opportunities for serving North Carolina. For more information, visit https://leadershipnc.org/.


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