Henry McKoy

Henry McKoy

North Carolina Central University

Lecturer and Director of Entrepreneurship

School of Business

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Henry McKoy is a seasoned professional in community and economic development, policy, government, and finance. He served from 2010-2012 in the North Carolina Department of Commerce where he was appointed by the Governor in August 2010 as Assistant Secretary. At Commerce he was the top Community Development official and representative in NC government. His Division oversaw over one billion dollars in investments across hundreds of projects throughout NC in areas of Infrastructure, Housing, and Business. He has worked extensively with federal, state, and local government agencies and officials including Mayors, City Council and County Commissioner members, City and County staff, state representatives and agencies, and Congressional offices.

Before entering state government, Henry was a successful, well-respected, and award-winning business and banking leader with more than 15 years of retail and commercial banking experience, community financial development, charitable and community service, at the local, regional, and national levels. He spent more than a decade as an executive with Central Carolina Bank, National Commerce Financial and Suntrust Bank, being promoted and receiving progressively more responsibility while growing and leading several multibillion dollar divisions.

Since leaving banking in the mid-2000s, Henry has served as founder and Chief Executive of a national consulting and financial advisory firm, working with small, medium & large businesses and organizations with a particular focus on sustainability, energy, energy efficiency, and the environment, in preparing for and identifying capital sources, as well as on operational growth strategy. He is considered a national thought leader in those areas and their connections to community and economic development. Henry has been involved with nearly 200 non-profits since 1993, serving on boards and volunteering at the local, statewide, national, and international level.

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