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North Carolina has many influential leaders who are no longer as active in day-to-day affairs but still wield enormous clout. These 32 leaders have made major Impacts.

JOHN ALLISON IV

FORMER BB&T CEO. EXECUTIVE-IN-RESIDENCE AT WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY

JOHN ATKINS

DURHAM ARCHITECT, CIVIC ACTIVIST IN VARIOUS TRIANGLE AREA PROJECTS

DON BEAVER

HICKORY NURSING-HOME KINGPIN; OWNS CHARLOTTE' KNIGHTS BASEBALL TEAM

SMOKY BISSELL

CHARLOTTE DEVELOPER SOLD BALLANTYNE OFFICE PARK FOR $1.2 BILLION

ERSKINE BOWLES

BANKER, EX-UNC PRESIDENT HAS LEFT FACEBOOK, MORGAN STANLEY BOARDS

FRANK DANIELS JR.

VETERAN NEWSPAPER EXECUTIVE; PART OWNER OF BUSINESS NORTH CAROLINA

DICK DAUGHERTY

EX-IBM EXECUTIVE AND LONGTIME PROMOTER OF RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK

PAUL FULTON

EX-SARA LEE PRESIDENT; LEADS CROUP FAVORING MORE HIGHER-ED SPENDING

ALLEN GANT JR.

CHAIRMAN AND EX-CEO OF TEXTILE GIANT GLEN RAVEN. KEY PROMOTER OF TRIAD.

BOYD GEORGE

HICKORY-BASED FAMILY OWNS LOWES FOODS AND MERCHANTS DISTRIBUTORS

JIM GOODMON

CEO OF CAPITOL BROADCASTING. OWNER OF WRAL MEDIA BUSINESS. DURHAM BULLS AND AMERICAN TOBACCO CAMPUS

BOB GRECZYN

EX-CEO OF N.C. HEALTH INSURERS INCLUDING BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD; DIRECTOR AT VIDANT HEALTH

JOHNNY HARRIS

CHARLOTTE DEVELOPER AND CIVIC LEADER. KEY GOLF TOURNAMENT PROMOTER

BOB INGRAM

FORMER CEO OF GLAXO WELLCOME; PRIVATE-EQUITY INVESTOR IN HEALTH CARE

LEON LEVINE

FOUNDER OF FAMILY DOLLAR STORES; NOW A PROMINENT PHILANTHROPIST

BOBBY LONG

SOLD HIS LIFE-INSURANCE BUSINESS; BACKS MANY TRIAD PROJECTS. EVENTS

JAMES MAYNARD

FOUNDER OF GOLDEN CORRAL RESTAURANT CHAIN; PRIVATE-EQUITY INVESTOR

HUGH MCCOLL JR.

RETIRED CEO OF BANK OF AMERICA; CHARLOTTE'S MOST FAMOUS LEADER

JIM MELVIN

EX-BANKER AND FORMER GREENSBORO MAYOR; HEADS BRYAN FOUNDATION

JAMES MORGAN

EX-CEO OF KRISPY KREME AND WACHOVIA SECURITIES; DIRECTOR OF LOWE'S COS., COCA-COLA CONSOLIDATED

WENDELL MURPHY

SOLD PORK BUSINESS TO SMITHFIELD; EXSTATE SENATOR; N.C. STATE BOOSTER

MACK PEARSALL

LAWYER WHO HAS HELD KEY CIVIC LEADERSHIP ROLES IN ROCKY MOUNT. ASHEVILLE

RUSSELL ROBINSON

LAW-FIRM FOUNDER WHO HAS REPRESENTED MANY KEY BUSINESS LEADERS

RUTH SHAW

RETIRED DUKE POWER EXEC; DIRECTOR AT SPX, DTE, DOW CHEMICAL

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