Recharging nonprofit leaders

Published 2:22 pm Monday, January 31, 2011

by Melissa Le Roy

Starting today readers of the Tryon Daily Bulletin will see the column “Nonprofit Leadership” return on the first and third Monday’s of each month.

Nonprofit Leadership is dedicated to be a resource to readers connected to nonprofits, whether volunteers, donors, staff or board members.

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Melissa Le Roy, who is currently a consultant and instructor, will write “Nonprofit Leadership.”

Le Roy was born and raised in Western North Carolina and still calls the mountains her home. She currently resides with her husband, Chris Le Roy, a Hendersonville Police Department Detective, in Saluda.

Le Roy is currently an instructor for Duke University in their Continuing Studies Nonprofit Management program and travels for them within North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.

She is also a board member of the NC Center for Nonprofits.

Le Roy spent 13 years of her career in the home improvement retail business. Seven and half years of the 13 were spent with Lowe’s companies, before entering the nonprofit sector.

In 2001 Melissa entered the nonprofit sector with FENCE, the Foothills Equestrian Nature Center.

She continued her nonprofit career for more than nine years as executive director until 2010.

The column will provide guidance for nonprofit leaders, from Le Roy’s perspective as a leader in both the nonprofit and for profit business world.

The column does not reflect the views of any organization she is or has been affiliated with.