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Experts Available for Comment on Government Reopening

Academic experts in the fields of business, economic development and community engagement and service are available to speak to media regarding the impact of the temporary reopening of the U.S. government.

Henry McKoy, Ph.D., is a seasoned professional in business, community and economic development, policy, government, finance, philanthropy and the academic worlds. He is a faculty member and Director of Entrepreneurship at North Carolina Central University (NCCU). He served from 2010-2012 in the North Carolina Department of Commerce where he was appointed by the governor as assistant secretary. He has worked extensively with federal, state, and local government agencies and officials including mayors, city council and county commissioner members, city and county staff, state representatives and agencies, and Congressional offices. He is considered a national thought leader on the government’s impact on community and economic development.

Henry McKoy is available to discuss the long-term economic impact of the partial government shutdown and temporary reopening in the Triangle area. He may be reached at 919-530-5007 or email hmckoy3@nccu.edu.  

Calleen Herbert is director of the NCCU’s Office of Community Engagement and Service. Herbert provides leadership for the development of reciprocal campus-community relationships to enhance the lives of our surrounding community and campus family. During her time at NCCU, she successfully launched new software, Get Connected, to capture student engagement and service-learning data and the Eagle Corps service program to support military veterans and their families. Prior to joining NCCU, she served as a principal consultant for CIBER Inc. in Raleigh.

Calleen Herbert can discuss ways to assist Triangle community members who have been affected by the shutdown and may be reached at 919-530-6143 or cherbert@nccu.edu.

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