Raleigh-Wake Talent Program A New Hit

The Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and Wake County Economic Development hosted the first part of the Great Talent Search series March 29.

The 180 attendees heard from a panel of companies that recently opened new facilities or expanded in Wake County and cited talent as a major factor in their decisions. Panelists were Christine Chu, chief operating officer, Deutsche Bank Global Technology Inc.; Jamie Iudica, senior director technical operations, Novartis; and Dawn Gerstner, senior people strategy consultant, Red Hat. Jeffrey Hall, senior manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP, moderated.

Each panelist emphasized the importance and opportunities that each of the region’s major universities and local community college system creates.

The second part of this series will be held in June. For information, contact Sarah Gaskill at (919) 664-7034 or