CEO Series

CEO Series

Leaders from organizations headquartered in the greater Charlotte area and beyond are hosted through the CEO Series program. These key decision-makers share information about their respective companies from a global perspective, the role they play in economies worldwide and their views on financial markets across the world.

Current and former CEOs who have participated in this program include:

  • Lynn Good, Chairman, President and CEO of Duke Energy Corporation
  • Michael Tarwater, President and CEO of Carolinas HealthCare System
  • Linda Hudson, CEO of BAE Systems (2009-2014)
  • Jacques Besnainou, President and CEO of AREVA, Inc. (2008-2012)
  • Chris Kearney, Chairman, President CEO of SPX Flow
  • Dan DiMicco, CEO of Nucor (2000 – 2012)
  • Bob Morgan, President and CEO of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce



Photo: Lynn Good, Chairman, President and CEO of Duke Energy Corporation with representatives from AREVA


Photo L-H: Vicki Sutton, WACC Director and Michael Tarwater, President and Chief Executive Officer, Carolinas HealthCare System

CEO Series Events

Oct. 31: WACC CEO Series with Michael Lamach, Chairman & CEO of Ingersoll Rand

Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on October 31st as we host Ingersoll Rand Chairman and CEO, Mike Lamach. Irish-owned, with headquarters in Davidson, Ingersoll Rand has over fifty plants worldwide on six of the seven continents. The $21 billion global company is committed to providing industrial and commercial products, services, and solutions.

WACC CEO Series with Luke Kissam, Albemarle (April 20, 2017)

Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on April 20th to hear from Luke Kissam, Chairman, President and CEO of Albemarle. The company recently relocated its world headquarters to Charlotte from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Albemarle is a $10 billion global specialty chemicals company, servicing customers in more than 100 countries.

WACC CEO Series (February 22, 2017)

Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte for a WACC CEO Series luncheon hosting Brian Moynihan, CEO of Bank of America. Moynihan on February 22. As the leader of one of the world’s largest financial services firms, Moynihan will share his thoughts on the global economy and the work Bank of America does to drive responsible growth in the U.S. and around the world.

WACC CEO Series with John Ferriola (October 5, 2016)

Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte as we host John Ferriola, President & CEO of Nucor Corporation who will share his insights on the impact and future of the global and local steel industry. As Vice Chairman of the World Steel Association, and recipient of the Steelman of the Year Award for the second time, John Ferriola's work in the industry has been globally recognized. Despite market turmoil and imports capturing record market share in the United States, Nucor - the nation's largest steel producer and North America's largest recycler - has continued to generate profits.