Rebecca Brophy Graduates from the Chamber’s Leadership Raleigh Program

RALEIGH, N.C. – Smith Anderson associate Rebecca Brophy joined the 29th graduating class of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Raleigh program on Thursday, June 5, 2014. 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.  

“Participating in Leadership Raleigh was a very positive experience in a number of ways,” said Brophy. “In addition to being exposed to many facets of the greater Raleigh area and meeting many of the community’s current and upcoming leaders, it was particularly rewarding to spend the year working with the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina on a project to increase awareness, recruitment and retention of sponsors for the Summer Food Service Program, which helps support low-income children in need of nutritious meals when school is not in session.” 

About Rebecca A. Brophy

Rebecca focuses her practice on corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt offerings, venture capital financings, and strategic collaborations. Rebecca regularly advises a variety of companies, ranging from early-stage venture-backed companies to mature public companies, on general corporate and governance matters. She also serves on Smith Anderson’s Diversity Committee. For more information on Rebecca, please visit her bio at 

About Leadership Raleigh

In its 29th 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

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