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2016 Education Panel: Fostering the Global Talent Pipeline

  • 05 Oct 2016
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
  • RTP Foundation, 12 Davis Dr, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709


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Fostering the Global Talent Pipeline: 
The collaborative roles of K-12, higher education, and public and private organizations

Join us on October 5th for a dynamic conversation and learn about the successful strategies implemented by economic development, government, K-12, and higher education to work with organizations that call the Triangle home in developing and supporting the global talent pipeline. 

Ashley Cagle, Director of Talent and Product Development for Wake County Economic Development, will moderate a panel of local leaders from business, government, and higher education.

Panelists include:

Catherine Truitt, Senior Education Advisor, Office of the Governor

Catherine coordinates policy for all facets of public education. From pre-K through the UNC system, she works to ensure all North Carolina students receive the high quality education they need to be college and career ready in a global economy.

Allison McMurray, Senior Director of the Global Talent Center of Excellence, Red Hat

Allison is responsible for advancing Red Hat's Talent Strategy by identifying opportunities to define, develop, implement and continually evaluate the strategies and programs that improve talent management capabilities and organizational effectiveness.

Orshi KocsisHR Director, CBC Americas

Orshi brings with her over 11 years’ experience in Human Resources with a focus on Recruiting, Training, Performance Management, Employee Relations, implementing HR processes and programs. Her experience ranges with industry fields of software development, B2B sales and civil engineering. Orshi joined CBC Americas in Oct 2015 as the Director of HR. She oversees the HR function of the North American region including Mexico.

Karen CourtneyAssistant Dean, Executive MBA Programs at Duke University, The Fuqua School of Business

Karen is responsible for managing Duke’s Global Executive, Weekend Executive, and Cross Continent MBA programs. These three programs allow students to remain on the job while securing their MBA. Duke’s Global Executive and Cross Continent MBA programs travel to various locations worldwide over an 18-month time period. Currently, there are 450+ students enrolled in Duke’s working professional programs, ranging in age from 28 to 45. 


Ashley CagleDirector of Talent and Product Development, Wake County Economic Development

Ashley oversees and implements WCED’s talent attraction, retention and cultivation strategy, largely anchored by their Work in the Triangle Initiative. This includes identification and cultivation of workforce partners and relationships, exploring and demonstrating the talent pipeline in Wake County, and communicating about our efforts as a resource to prospective and existing companies and key stakeholders.


6:00 - 6:30pm Networking and light hors d'oeuvres
6:30 - 7:45pm Panel Discussion and Q&A
7:45 - 8:00pm  Additional Networking

Event Sponsor:


Carr Thompson is a senior staff member of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) and serves as Secretary of the BWF Board of Directors. Thompson is a leader in developing strategies to improve and leverage resources to advance inquiry-based science, mathematics, engineering, and technology education.  She is known for establishing partnerships and networks to advance teaching and learning. Thompson serves on and has chaired several boards including the STEM Funders Network, North Carolina Network of Grantmakers, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, North Carolina Central University Foundation, and the Public School Forum of North Carolina. 

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