The FENG Raleigh, NC Chapter

Next Meeting


09/11/2019 – 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (Reserve a spot at this event)


Date: Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Place: Smith Anderson Law Firm
150 Fayetteville Street - downtown Raleigh
23rd Floor (after 6 pm Smith Anderson people will escort you to the 23rd floor)
Wells Fargo Building
Raleigh, NC 27601

Host: Armand Perry, Partner - Smith Anderson Law Firm

Armand Perry, partner at Smith Anderson, the largest law firm in the Triangle, always has great hors d'oeuvres and a wonderful selection of beer and wine so you do not want to miss this meeting.


Topic: Strategies for building trust and being a trusted leader

Speaker: Sandy Costa

Sandy is a keynote speaker, author and consultant with over 40 years’ professional experience in executive and senior operating management positions within the pharmaceutical, health care and life sciences industries and as a legal practitioner. Sandy’s experience includes having served as the President and COO of Quintiles Transnational Corp, Senior Vice President, Administration and General Counsel of Glaxo Inc. and sitting on twenty corporate boards of both public and private companies, as well as chairing four of those boards.

He is an adjunct professor in the clinical research program at the Campbell University School of Pharmacy. He also sits on The Board of Trustees for Ravenscroft School, The Duke Brain Tumor Advisory Committee, The Duke University Medical Center Board of Visitors, The Duke Cancer Patient Support Program Board of Advisors, The UNC Thurston Arthritic Research Center Advisory Board and the boards of Cytokinetics Inc. and Metabolon Inc. In addition Sandy is a popular media guest and commentator.

Sandy works with companies, organizations and associations nationwide on how to transform the workplace from the inside out to create a thriving corporate culture and achieve a sustainable competitive advantage.

Sandy is the author of 'Humanity at Work; Encouraging Spirit, Achievement and Truth to Flourish in the Workplace' (Chapel Hill Press 2nd printing 2011).

For his fresh insights and thought leadership visit his LinkedIn Group ‘Humanity at Work and In Action’ and his blog at

He is a husband, a father and grandfather and is still practicing law in Raleigh, North Carolina.

I've heard Sandy speak a number of times including just last week at the NCER. He is captivating and inspiring! You do not want to miss this meeting.



The best parking is in the garage entrance on Wilmington Street between Hargett Street & Morgan St.
Exit the garage on the Fayetteville Street side and cross the street to enter the building.
Smith Anderson Law Offices
Wells Fargo Capitol Center – 23rd floor in downtown Raleigh, NC

From RTP/RDU (Airport)/Durham/Chapel Hill:
Take I-40 East to the Wade Ave. exit, number 289
Take Wade Ave. approximately 4.5 miles, through several traffic lights, and bear right onto Capital Blvd. (toward downtown).
Upon reaching the downtown Raleigh area, Capital Blvd. will turn into Dawson St.
Continue on Dawson Street to the intersection with W. Hargett Street
Turn left onto W. Hargett Street and continue to the intersection with Wilmington Street
Turn left onto Wilmington Street.
Alexander Square parking deck is to the left.
Our building is directly across Fayetteville Street from the parking deck.
From the Beltline (440): (view maps)
Take Person Street/Hammond Road exit, number 299
Take a left at the light if you are coming from the west, a right if coming from the east, and go straight on Person Street until the intersection with West Hargett Street
Take a left onto West Hargett Street, then a right onto Wilmington Street (the second light)
Alexander Square parking deck is to the left.
Our building is directly across Fayetteville Street from the parking deck.

From North Raleigh via Glenwood Avenue: (view maps)
Take US 70 (Glenwood Avenue) toward downtown
Follow Glenwood until the intersection with Wade Avenue
Take the Wade Avenue exit, after you cross the overpass, toward downtown
Please see the instructions above regarding directions from I-40 to Wade Avenue
Our building is directly across Fayetteville Street from the parking deck.

Our offices are located on the 23rd floor. Take the "13-28" series elevators to the 23rd floor. The receptionist will notify your party. You can park at Alexander Square (parking deck) on Wilmington St. or on Fayetteville St.

About the Raleigh, NC Chapter

The Raleigh chapter has over 1,000 members and meets monthly, usually on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Meeting locations vary so be sure to double check each month. Our hosts provide drinks and snacks to a fully catered buffet meal.

Guests and prospective FENG members are always welcome. First-timers and members who are recently in transition are given the opportunity to introduce themselves to the other chapter members. Most meetings include a speaker and a current topic of interest to our members.

We look forward to meeting you and getting to know each other.

Chapter Leadership

Ted Bachman
(919) 606-3477
A combat veteran who works diligently to provide valuable professional services in all aspects of C-suite needs for small to mid-sized businesses through Bachman & Associates. Turning Challenges into Success
Jack Finley
(919) 832-5130

Future Meetings

06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Place: Grant Thornton Offices
Grant Thornton, LLP
4140 ParkLake Ave., Suite 130
Raleigh, NC 27612
P: 919.881.2700

Host: Robert Half Management Resources, Don Plato, Vice President
4140 Parklake Ave| Suite 500 | Raleigh | NC 27612 USA
(o) 919.571.5361 x55624 (m) 919.247.5072

In addition to having a great speaker, Don Plato always has a fully catered meal from Baby Moon Café so you don’t want to miss this meeting.

06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm


The Frontier
800 Park Offices Drive
Durham, NC 27709
(The room is on the bottom floor to the left.)

Host: Robert Half Management Resources, Don Plato, VP

For Meeting Information, Please Contact:
Ted Bachman