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Monday, April 1, 2013

Tony Almeida to provide keynote at BizWeek 2013 Banquet


Macon EDC

April 01, 2013

The Macon County Economic Development Commission is pleased to announce that Tony Almeida, senior advisor to N.C. Governor Pat McCrory for jobs and the economy will provide the keynote address during the EDC Banquet during BizWeek 2013.

“It is truly an honor to have Mr. Almeida as our keynote speaker for this event,” said Tommy Jenkins, Director of the Macon County Economic Development Commission. “He is a dynamic speaker and we’re looking forward to his many insights for the growth of business and industry in North Carolina.”

Tony Almeida joined the McCrory Administration in January 2013, after serving as the economic development director for the governor’s transition team. In 2008, Almeida was named vice president, large business, of Duke Energy. As part of the retail customer services group, this large business team was responsible for managing business relationships and services to the company’s largest manufacturing, commercial and institutional retail customers across the Carolinas and the Midwest. He retired from this position in 2011. Prior to this, Almeida served as vice president of business relations and economic development for Duke Energy Carolinas from 2006 to 2008. He served as vice president, economic development, from 2003 to 2006. Almeida joined Duke Energy in 1979.

The Atlanta, Ga., native graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and economics. He also completed the Advanced Management Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.

Almeida is past chair of the Charlotte Regional Partnership and also served as chair of the Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Foundation Board. In addition, he serves as a trustee on that college’s board. He also served as past chair of the North Carolina Community College Foundation Board. He is also member of the board of trust of Hood Theological Seminary.

The Macon County Economic Development Commission Banquet will conclude the BizWeek 2013 celebration and will be held on Thursday, April 25 at 6:00 pm in the fellowship hall of Holly Springs Baptist Church. 

This event is free. However, registration is required and seating is limited. Register online at or call Tommy Jenkins at (828) 369-2306.


For more information on BizWeek 2013, please visit the Macon EDC website.