Alumni Dinner by the Dozen

Gather around the dinner table with a notable Carolina graduate and 11 fellow Tar Heels to enjoy great conversation and a fine meal. Begin to build your Honors Carolina network and connect with alumni to learn about their career paths.

Fall 2017 Schedule

All “Alumni Dinner by the Dozen” events are held from 6:30 – 8:00 pm in Graham Memorial 011 (Basement Level) unless otherwise noted.

Jane Sommers-Kelly

Wednesday, November 1

Jane Sommers-Kelly is the founder of JSK Leadership, Coaching for Business Results. Jane brings decades of corporate business advisory experience and recently served as Managing Director at Duke Corporate Education where she was responsible for Duke CE’s China market entry strategy, as well as designing and delivering programs for a portfolio of global clients. Jane frequently coaches executives, bringing her business and development experience to these individuals. Previously, she spent 16 years in Europe, firstly in Finance in Eastern Europe and lastly at INSEAD as Director of Company Specific Programmes within Executive Education. Prior to INSEAD, Jane spent 13 years in the financial industry: six on Wall Street with JP Morgan investment banking in New York City and then with Bankers Trust running their Czech and Slovak businesses from Prague.

Ed Chaney, Schell Bray PLCC Attorneys and Counselors at Law

Tuesday, October 3

Ed Chaney is a lawyer who advises philanthropists, nonprofits, and social enterprises on tax and corporate issues.  His clients have ranged from some of the country’s largest private foundations to start up social enterprises at the Campus Y CUBE.  Prior to becoming an attorney, he had a ten year career in the nonprofit sector, including running an AmeriCorps program and serving as executive director of the Student Coalition for Action in Literacy Education.  He owes his career in no small part to the life lessons flowing from his undergrad volunteer and social justice activities at the Campus Y.  He earned his BA from Carolina in 1994 and his JD from the UNC School of Law in 2007.

Past Speakers

John Watson & Betsy Blackwell

Gabe Montero, Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

David Woronoff, Publisher, The Pilot

John B. (JB) Buxton, Founding Principal, Education Innovations Group

Aisha Forte, J.D., Legal Aid of North Carolina

Elizabeth Manekin, Head of University Programs and Academic Projects, Ackland Art Museum

Neill Bellamy, Director of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications, Tredegar Corporation