Jim Melvin to speak on leadership March 7

Jim Melvin, president of the Joseph M. Bryan Foundation, will speak on Friday, March 7, as part of the Elon University School of Law's lecture series on leadership. Details...

The Joseph M. Bryan Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series
continues at noon, Friday, March 7, with Bryan Foundation president and
former Greensboro mayor Jim Melvin. The program will be held at The
Empire Room, 203 South Elm Street in Greensboro. John Alexander,
Isabella Cannon Distinguished Visiting Professor of Leadership, will
serve as moderator.

Melvin is president of
the Joseph M. Bryan Foundation, which invests in projects
that promote economic, cultural and recreational enrichment
in the Greensboro community. He played a crucial role in
fundraising efforts to support the Elon law school, and was
the driving force behind the construction of
Greensboro’s new baseball stadium, NewBridge Bank Park.

He has been a tireless advocate for Greensboro and the
Piedmont Triad, working to improve the quality of life for
all citizens. Melvin served as Greensboro mayor from 1971 to
1981, the longest tenure in the city’s history. He was
a co-founder of Action Greensboro, an organization that has
helped revive the city’s downtown through support from
business and community leaders.

Melvin served 18 years on the board of directors at
Jefferson-Pilot and currently serves on the Piedmont Triad
Regional Vision Plan steering committee. In 2005, Melvin
received an honorary doctor of laws degree from Elon
University in recognition of his efforts to establish the
Elon law school in Greensboro.