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Wed, Jun 05

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The Mint

Exclusive Evening with Dena Diorio: A Leader Shaping Mecklenburg's Future

Join us for an intimate members-only gathering to hear from a trailblazer who has navigated our Charlotte community through challenges, brought transformative initiatives, and championed economic mobility.

Exclusive Evening with Dena Diorio: A Leader Shaping Mecklenburg's Future
Exclusive Evening with Dena Diorio: A Leader Shaping Mecklenburg's Future

Time & Location

Jun 05, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

The Mint, 2730 Randolph Rd, Charlotte, NC 28207, USA

About the event

Get ready for a phenomenal evening as we host a distinguished guest, Dena R. Diorio, Mecklenburg County Manager since 2014 and the first woman to hold this pivotal role. Join us for an intimate members-only gathering to hear from a trailblazer who has navigated our Charlotte community through challenges, brought transformative initiatives, and championed economic mobility.

About Dena R. Diorio: Dena Diorio's leadership has been nothing short of extraordinary. As Mecklenburg County Manager, she has steered us through natural disasters, economic challenges, and even an IT crisis where she refused to pay the ransom, ushering in a new era in data security. Her commitment to the environment is unparalleled, and under her guidance, Mecklenburg County has witnessed groundbreaking initiatives, including the establishment of Meck PreK – a universal preschool program.

Dena has garnered numerous accolades, including being named Public Policy Leader of the Year, receiving the Leadership In Action award, and being recognized as one of the 50 Most Influential Women. In 2020, she made history as the first woman in the public sector to be named BusinessWoman of the Year by Queen’s University. Her commitment to economic mobility was honored with the prestigious Whitney M. Young award in 2023 (See full bio below).

Event Highlights:

  • 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM: Networking and Refreshments
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM: Dena Diorio's Address
  • 8:00 PM - 8:30 PM: Q&A Session

Q&A Session: Prepare your questions! We'll be sending out a form closer to the event to gather your queries for Dena.

Refreshments: Light drinks and appetizers will be provided, adding a delightful touch to an evening of knowledge-sharing and networking.

RSVP: This exclusive event is reserved for CYPG members only. Secure your spot by 6/10. Don't miss the chance to gain insights from a true leader and advocate for our community.

Stay tuned for more details on the event location. We look forward to an inspiring evening with Dena Diorio!

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