Name: John N. Luebke
Leadership Charlotte Class: Class 22
Title/Company: Project manager, Charlotte Works; Guest Relations, Carolina Panthers.
Hometowns: Mayer, MN; Sioux Falls, SD; Washington, DC; Tucson, AZ; Denver, CO; Brussels, Belgium; Seattle, WA; and now Charlotte, NC.
Education: Executive MBA from Queens University of Charlotte, McColl School of Business; BA in sociology from Augustana College, SD. Service leadership via Up With People worldwide; ongoing conversations and research on world topics.
Favorite Leader: People “stepping forward” with a particular idea, question, or initiative in various situations and moving things “forward” — I see these people every day!
Person you would most like to meet: My maternal grandfather (who died shortly before my parents married) since I’m supposedly a bit like him; Peter Sagal (with NPR’s “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!”); Peter Jennings (ABC News); and my future partner… and I guess I’ll need some type of super-intervention to make that happen.
Favorite Book: It’s a tie: 1) The Book of Questions by Dr. Gregory Stock; 2) Inspired Philanthropy by Tracy Gary — hope to consult more people on effective philanthropy.
Favorite Places to Volunteer: Rotary International – Charlotte Dilworth SouthEnd Club and Seminar for Tomorrow’s Leaders (SFTL) youth leadership; Up With People International Alumni Association.
Personal leadership goal: Participating in and leading various teams with integrity.
Hottest news topic that fires you up: Injustices in immigration, economic disparity, marriage (in-)equality, scams, etc.
Words you live by: Judge a man by his questions, not his answers -Voltaire.
Favorite Charlotte Activities: Volleyball, yoga, laughing, youth development, real conversations with friends and new acquaintances, Freedom Park.
Favorite LC Program Day and Favorite LC Memory: Opening Retreat Weekend and Community Trusteeship Day
Hot leadership idea for Charlotte: Authentic and dedicated collaboration between “competitive” businesses and organizations in doing the right, long-term things for our region
Twitter account: @JohnConnecting