June 28, 2010
Christina McAlpin Taylor represented Smith Debnam in the Leadership Raleigh class of 2009/2010. Christina, along with 50 other participants, graduated from the community program this year, making the 25th class the largest in its history. The Leadership Raleigh graduation ceremony, along with the program’s 25th anniversary celebration, took place on June 3rd at the NC Museum of Art.
Leadership Raleigh is a nine-month program held in the greater Raleigh area emphasizing team projects, community orientation, and enhancing leadership skills. The graduates worked in 10 project teams assisting community non-profit organizations including April’s Angels, The Healing Place of Wake County, House of Hope North Carolina, Horse and Buddy, Interfaith Food Shuttle, The Lucy Daniels Center for Early Childhood, Marbles Kids Museum, Raleigh Rescue Mission, Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities, and the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants. Christina’s team project benefited The Healing Place of Wake County.
Christina is an attorney in the firm’s creditor’s rights practice group, and she represents a wide range of businesses through all stages of creditor representation, including pre-suit collection efforts, lawsuits, judgments, and executions. In addition to Christina, Smith Debnam has sponsored numerous other staff members to participate in Leadership Raleigh over the past several years, and each participant came away with valuable leadership skills, a greater knowledge of the community, and lasting personal and professional relationships.
Additional information about Leadership Raleigh is available online at Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce.