Farad Ali is a proven local, regional and national business community leader. He has a keen understanding of business and community development principles; and skilled in attracting primary economic growth enterprises while retaining, developing and delivering resources to help existing organizations grow and transform. He has a strong track record of new program development and creating an organization that has a value proposition and attracts resources for growth. He has the ability to advocate before all parties and interests, craft legislative positions, coordinate lobbyist efforts and gain political support for business and community issues at the local, regional, state and national level. Ali has over 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur, business executive, corporate banking officer, consultant, community volunteer and elected official in the Triangle region.