September 16, 2022
The Defense Alliance of North Carolina (DANC) today announces a collaborative partnership with the Institute for Defense & Business (IDB). Both DANC and IDB play a critical role in providing information, connections and networking opportunities to build relationships and promote educational programs across the state of North Carolina.
This partnership comes following the March 2022 Quarterly Executive Board chaired by LtGen Brilakis, USMC (Ret). President of IDB, LtGen William “Mark” Faulkner, USMC (Ret) provided a brief to the board. Executive Director Tammy Everett and Mike Bogdahn, USMC Depot Deputy Commander (Ret), IDB Senior Client Relations Director drafted a PARNTER agreement that was vetted and approved enhancing the relationship between the North Carolina’s military, business and academic community.
“It is the objective of the Defense Alliance of North Carolina to leverage this opportunity into an expanded and ongoing relationship between DANC and the Institute for Defense & Business to support the defense economy of North Carolina.” – Mark Brilakis LtGen, USMC (Ret.), Chair, Executive Board, DANC
“We at IDB are excited about the opportunities that accompany a stronger relationship with the Defense Alliance of NC. This is truly a “win/win” for both organizations with greater growth and networking opportunities through increased visibility of our mutually supportive missions.” This partnership would greatly enhance the current relationship by promotion, co-branding, advocacy, educational awareness and collaboration.” – Mark Faulkner Lt.Gen, USMC (Ret), President, IDB
The DANC Management Council incoming President, John Bellamy, Assistant Director, FSU Center for Defense and Homeland Security will assist the implementation efforts through a variety of actions.
”The IDB PARTNER investment is an important and exciting next step as we further shape our future.” – Tammy Everett, Executive Director, DANC
IDB | INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE AND BUSINESS
IDB’s ‘Tar heel” roots run deep. Founded in the early 1990’s during the planning for the NC Global Transpark, IDB has been helping develop and educate the most senior leaders from our government and private industry ever since. IDB provides decision makers with tools to think more critically and solve complex defense and business-related problems and program participants leave our Chapel Hill facilities with a greater appreciation for the role that NC plays in our nation’s security.
1445 Environ Way, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
DANC | DEFENSE ALLIANCE OF NORTH CAROLINA
DANC is a nonprofit economic development group focused on growing North Carolina’s defense economy to generate long-term investment and job opportunities. Led by some of the nation’s most distinguished military retirees and the state’s preeminent corporate citizens, DANC leads high-impact strategic growth initiatives for North Carolina’s defense economy.
PO Box 3129, Pinehurst, NC 28374