For the first time in what seems like decades of political posturing, bluffing and blustering in the hallowed halls of our state and federal governments, a “sea change” is happening. Redistricting and executive orders along with voter apathy and antipathy have brought us to the point of either mutually assured success or mutually assured “disruption.”
Helping business owners navigate this change and its impact on our economy at the state and federal levels - is our February speaker, Joe Stewart, Executive Director of the North Carolina Free Enterprise Foundation. Joe has been on both sides of the desk (business and government) – and now serves and supports business leaders as they work “between” the aisles of elected officials, running this non-partisan Foundation.
So regardless of whether you cheer – or fear - the results of last year’s elections, they may significantly impact BOTH your top and bottom lines. Come learn a holistic perspective and what’s expected at “What’s Next?”
About Joe Stewart, Executive Director of NCFEF: For more than 3 decades, Joe has been at the nexus of business and politics - with a career spanning government, politics and association management. Prior to joining NCFEF in 2013, Joe shared his experience and expertise with corporate leaders and trade association executives on political engagement strategy and effective issue advocacy. His many career highlights include serving as Political Director for the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce, the Executive Director of the Insurance Federation of North Carolina, Chief Deputy State Treasurer of North Carolina and the Assistant Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Crime Control and Public Safety. Yet while his political leanings may be solidly “purple” (non-partisan), his blood still bleeds “Carolina Blue” – as a Chapel Hill graduate, where he first started his career.
About the North Carolina Free Enterprise Foundation: Politics from a business perspective: NCFEF provides innovative educational programs, non-partisan political research, and objective analysis to foster informed civic involvement, to develop a better understanding of our free enterprise economy, and to strengthen North Carolina’s prosperous business environment.