Lonnie C. Poole Jr. College of Management at North Carolina State University

Poole College Alumni Among TBJ’s 40 Under 40 2011 Honorees

by Anna Rzewnicki, College Communications

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Four NC State Poole College of Management alumni were among those recognized by the Triangle Business Journal as part of the 2011 class of 40 outstanding professionals under the age of 40. They were honored at TBJ’s May 5 recognition luncheon held at the North Ridge Country Club in Raleigh, N.C. Poole College was the lead sponsor for this year’s awards program.

Following are the 2011 Poole College of Management 40 under 40 award winners.

  • David Forrest (NC State College of Management ’93) is vice president, commercial banker with Fidelity Bank, Raleigh, N.C. Forrest was named Fidelity Bank’s top loan producer in 2010 and has served on the board of the Raleigh Chamber. He has worked in banking since 1991, after receiving his bachelor’s degree in business from NC State, and has held managerial roles with banks in North Carolina and South Carolina, and has focused on commercial banking and relationship management in Raleigh since 2000. Read his profile in the Triangle Business Journal.
  • Laura Hulsey (NC State College of Management ’97) of Raleigh is regional vice president for Triangle Commercial Markets with RBC Bank USA. She previously was a senior commercial banker with RBC. Hulsey received her bachelor’s degree from the Poole College of Management. She served as president of Triangle Commercial Real Estate Women (Triangle CREW) in 2010. Read her TBJ profile.
  • Paul Kizakevich (NC State College of Management ‘07 MBA) is regional executive with CA Technologies, a FORTUNE 500 company and one of the largest independent software companies in the world. He previously was executive sales director with Accenture and regional executive with Consonus Technologies. Kizakevich serves on the board of directors for the North Carolina Technology Association. He received his MBA from Poole College’s Jenkins Graduate School of Management, and has served on the NC State Jenkins MBA Alumni Board as nominations committee chair. Read his TBJ profile.
  • Mark Christopher Saad (NC State College of Management ’08) of Garner recently launched Kinder Soles, his third business. Saad received a bachelor’s degree in business administration, with a concentration in finance and focus on entrepreneurship. Read a Poole College profile about him, and his TBJ profile.

Other Wolfpack alumni honored by the TBJ as this year’s 40 Under 40 awards program are Toby Lilliston (NCSU ’98) of Cary with BE&K Building Group and Evelyn Contre (NCSU ’97) of Raleigh with Springleaf Strategies.

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