Tom Gray completes Leadership Raleigh
July 5, 2011
Tom Gray, an attorney with Smith Debnam, represented the firm in the Leadership Raleigh
class of 2010/2011. Tom, along with 50 other participants, graduated
from Leadership Raleigh’s 26th class. The ceremony featured a keynote
speech from former Hurricane’s player and humanitarian, Rod Brind’Amour,
who received the Distinguished Leader of the Year Award.
Leadership Raleigh is a nine-month program held in the greater Raleigh
area emphasizing team projects, community orientation, and enhancing
leadership skills. The 51 graduates worked in 10 project teams
assisting community nonprofit organizations including April’s Angels,
Boys & Girls Clubs, DHIC, Inc., Downtown Raleigh Alliance, The
Healing Place of Wake County, House of Hope North Carolina, Marbles Kids
Museum, North Raleigh Ministries, SouthLight, Inc., and StepUp
Ministries. Tom’s project benefitted the House of Hope of NC, Inc., a
Christian therapeutic school, home, and counseling center for hurting
and troubled girls, ages 12-17.
Tom Gray concentrates his practice in commercial litigation, equipment
leasing and finance, construction law and creditors’ rights. Tom
represents a variety of businesses and individuals through all stages of
commercial litigation. In addition to Tom, Smith Debnam has sponsored
numerous other attorneys with the firm 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.