CVMSDC 2018 BOC Keynote Speaker

Henry McKoy is currently a Faculty member and Director of Entrepreneurship at North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina within the School of Business. He also serves as the Managing Director of the Eagle Angel Network, a part of the Triangle Venture Alliance.

Henry is a seasoned professional in community and economic development, policy, government, finance, corporate, and nonprofit leadership. He is the former Assistant Secretary of Commerce for the state of North Carolina as part of the cabinet of Governor Beverly Perdue.

In Commerce, he oversaw Community Development as the top community economic development professional in the state of North Carolina.His division, with more than 100 employees, managed a community development portfolio of over $1 billion dollars in investments across hundreds of projects in 100 counties for low-moderate income communities (urban/rural) in areas of infrastructure, affordable housing, construction, nonprofit engagement, human services, energy efficiency, development, and small business.

Prior to entering government, Henry was an award-winning business and banking leader with more than fifteen-years of banking experience and community financial development at the local, regional, and national levels. He spent more than a decade as an executive with Central Carolina, National Commerce, and Suntrust Banks, where he grew and led several multibillion dollar divisions. This stint included executive level management in operations, finance, and information technology, as well as working with national partnerships including Walmart, Kroger and Harris Teeter stores.

Since leaving banking, Henry has served as Founder and President of a national consulting and financial advisory firm. Henry has served on nearly 50 public and charitable boards and commissions from the local to the international level including: the NC Economic Development Board, NC Energy Policy Council, Stop Hunger Now, the Durham Workforce Development Board, the Southern Growth Policies Board, NC Community College Foundation, and White House Business Council (Obama), among others.

McKoy has won many awards and honors, including being named Raleigh News and Observer’s Tarheel of the Week (2010); being selected as a William C. Friday for Human Relations (2003-05) of the Wildacres Leadership Institute; a Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise Fellow at UNC- Chapel Hill (2016); an Aspen Institute Scholar (2016); and a LEAP Global Nonprofit Ambassador (2016). His work was featured in the 2014 book, Hope’s Daughters: A Helping a Day of Wisdom and Hope.

Henry has an undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler School of Business; a Master’s Degree from Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment in Environmental Leadership, Management and Policy; and a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Department of City and Regional Planning in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship.