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GWU President Dr. William Downs Moderates Searight PACE Power Knowledge & Lunch Series

Charlotte, N.C., Skyline

Topic for Free Event on Thursday, March 30, in Charlotte, N.C., is ‘Leveraging Regional Economic Opportunities’

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—The Annual Searight PACE Power Knowledge & Lunch Series will be Thursday, March 30, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Gardner-Webb University Charlotte Campus, 8030 Arrowridge Blvd., Charlotte, N.C.

Dr. William Downs
Gardner-Webb President Dr. William Downs

The theme for the free event is “Leveraging Regional Economic Opportunities.” A free lunch will also be provided.

Gardner-Webb University President Dr. William Downs will serve as moderator. The panelists are:

  • Dr. Karen Aubrey, Gardner-Webb University Provost.
  • Mr. Mohammed Jenetian, President & CEP – Hospitality Tourism.
  • Ms. Blair Standford, Executive Director – Charlotte Executive Leadership Council (CELC) Foundation for the Carolinas.
  • Dr. Matthew Martin, Regional Executive – Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

Register for the event, here.

Auxiliary aids will be made available to persons with disabilities upon request 10 working days prior to the event.  Please call 704-406-4270 or email [email protected] with your request.

Gardner-Webb University is North Carolina’s recognized leader in private, Christian higher education. A Carnegie-Classified Doctoral/Professional University, GWU is home to nine colleges and schools, more than 80 undergraduate and graduate majors, and a world-class faculty. Located on a beautiful 225-acre campus in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb prepares graduates to impact their chosen professions, equips them with the skills to advance the frontiers of knowledge, and inspires them to make a positive and lasting difference in the lives of others. Ignite your future at

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