#58Strong Community Colleges Perspective

NC’s community colleges are a force for good business

About the authors

Amy Strecker serves as Duke Energy’s Stakeholder Philanthropy Manager overseeing the Duke Energy Foundation’s grantmaking in North Carolina. She has also worked in the public policy arena, focusing on affordable higher education. Strecker started her career with Teach for America as an English teacher in Warren County, North Carolina. Strecker earned a BA in English from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Public Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill.

John Geib is Director of the North Carolina Economic Development team for Duke Energy. He is responsible for new and expanding industrial and commercial business recruitment in Duke Energy’s Carolinas’ service territory. Geib joined Duke Energy in 1982 after graduating from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering. He is a registered professional engineer and certified energy manager. He currently holds board positions on the Greensboro Partnership, The Piedmont Triad Partnership and the North Carolina Trade and Development Fund.