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|Name: Zack Morgan
Leadership Charlotte (LC) Class: LC35
Title/Company: General Counsel, Entropy Investment Management, LLC; Founding Member and CEO, Samsara Energy Advisors, LLC; Managing Director, Dogwood Energy Investments, LLC
Hometown: Easley, SC
Education: BA, Furman University; JD, Campbell University School of Law
Current personal or leadership goals: Approach every day with passion and purpose and continue to grow the presence of the renewable energy industry in the Charlotte region.
If you could describe your Leadership Charlotte experience in three words or phrases what would they be?
Bend while green
What advice that you would you give to current Leadership Charlotte participants?
Push yourself to make connections with every person in your class, regardless of professional relevance, common interests and backgrounds. The connections that you make in your class will certainly strengthen you, but they will also strengthen the entire fabric of Charlotte.
How did your Leadership Charlotte experience affect what you’re doing today?
Sustainability Day had a tremendous impact on me. Leadership Charlotte inspired me to leave the private practice of law as a commercial real estate attorney to explore a personal passion for renewable energy. After Leadership Charlotte, I joined a utility-scale renewable energy investment and management company as in-house counsel to learn more about and contribute to the industry. Since leaving private practice, I’ve had the opportunity to host and moderate forums for LC alumni to learn about renewable energy in the Charlotte region and North Carolina, explore first-hand the challenges of installing and constructing utility-scale solar and biogas projects throughout the world, and to form and invest in new companies that are working to design, construct, operate and manage renewable energy projects.
Favorite nonprofit or community organization in Charlotte and why:
Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. The passion with which Second Harvest serves this community is unparalleled. I am always amazed at how efficiently Second Harvest can meet its mission, how passionately it can use its volunteers, and how far it can stretch the funds that it receives.