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 non-profit 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.