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LRU's 2018 Alex Lee Leadership Lecture Series presents Randy Isenhower
LRU's 2018 Alex Lee Leadership Lecture Series presents Randy Isenhower

The next speaker scheduled as part of Lenoir-Rhyne University's 2018 Alex Lee Leadership Lecture Series is C. Randall (Randy) Isenhower, chair of the Catawba County Board of Commissioners. He will share his experience and insight as a successful leader on Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. in the Fintel Room (room 213) of the McCrorie Center.

Isenhower began his role with the Catawba County Board of Commissioners in 2010 and currently serves as board chair. He is chair of the Golden LEAF Foundation, a statewide agency whose mission is to make grants for rural, economically depressed areas of the state. He served as past chair of the Newton-Conover City Schools Board of Education.

A Newton native, Isenhower attended Newton-Conover City Schools and graduated from Newton-Conover High School. He later earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from North Carolina State University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Law School. He is an attorney with the law firm of Sigmon, Sigmon & Isenhower in Newton from 1979 to the present and has been a partner in the firm since 1983.

Isenhower's community involvement has been extensive, including current service on the Partners Behavioral Health Management Board and the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee. He and his wife, Carmen, live in Newton and have two daughters, Charlotte and Whitney.

The 2018 Alex Lee Leadership Lecture Series will continue with the following speakers:

Feb. 28, John Gordon Ross, music director and conductor of Western Piedmont Symphony;

March 21, David Moore, president of Hickory Mechanical, Inc.;

March 28, Sheree B. Watson, chief executive officer of Graystone Eye; and

April 11, Alan Barnhardt, executive director of the Catawba Science Center.

The Alex Lee Leadership Lecture Series, sponsored by the LRU Charles M. Snipes School of Business and Economics in partnership with the Alex Lee Foundation, offers a unique opportunity to attend MBA level lectures and to learn from influential professionals both locally and nationally. The series is designed to help participants understand the dynamics of leadership and identify their own administrative traits and capabilities.

All events are free and open to the public; no tickets or reservations are required. For more information, contact Clem Geitner, LRU professor of business, at Clement.Geitner@lr.edu or 828.328.7346.