GREENSBORO—Womble Bond Dickinson Partner Cory Schug recently finished his program year with Leadership Greensboro, including a project centered around transportation gaps within the Greensboro area. Schug will continue to be active within the program as a day chair.

Each year, Leadership Greensboro selects a group of established leaders from the Greensboro community for the annual class. Participants engage in a three-part, nine-month leadership development program, including retreats, community volunteer work and executive coaching sessions. The program year ends with participants pitching a project that helps to solve a community issue. These pitches have led to various high-profile initiatives including the Greensboro Children’s Museum and the Guilford Nonprofit Consortium. 

Schug’s transportation project worked to connect employment hubs with areas of high unemployment in the Greensboro area. The Rock Hill region has several employers but no access to mass transportation. Schug and his team developed marketing materials for both employers and employees on options to use vanpools through PART (Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation). Once these options are in use, future mass transit can be developed based on this established need.