Focus Friday: Friday October 16: A Conversation with State Treasurer Dale Follwell

Focus on: The North Carolina Treasurer’s office – “The State of the State”

Published Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Focus on: The North Carolina Treasurer’s office – “The State of the State”

This month, the Lake Norman Chamber will continue our monthly Focus Friday in a ZOOM Virtual Format.  It will take place Friday, October 16th from 8:30-9:30 am. Our speaker is North Carolina State Treasurer Dale Follwell. Follwell will address: How COVID 19 has impacted the state’s finances and the economy;  How COVID 19 has effected local governments and business; and, Various financial information about our local community and Mecklenburg county.

Focus Friday is a public policy program of the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce which examines community and legislative issues from multiple perspectives. While intended for Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce members and community leaders, guests are welcome by RSVP to the Chamber at 704-892-1922.

EVERYONE MUST REGISTER with Sylvia Spury at Sylvia@lakenormanchamber.org or call 704-892-1922 and a Zoom link will be forwarded to you to join this outstanding presentation.

The program is presented by Novant Health - Huntersville Medical Center and sponsored by Business Today and WSIC 105.9 FM. 

The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, with approximately 850 business members, represents the Huntersville, Davidson, Cornelius, and greater Lake Norman regional business community.

About our Speaker:

North Carolina State Treasurer Dale R. Folwell, CPA

Dale R. Folwell, CPA was sworn in as State Treasurer of North Carolina in January 2017. As the keeper of the public purse, Treasurer Folwell is responsible for a $100 billion state pension fund that provides retirement benefits for more than 900,000 teachers, law enforcement officers and other public workers.

Under Folwell’s leadership the pension plan was rated among the top five highest-funded in the country and won accolades for proactive management and funding discipline. In 2018 the state’s coveted AAA bond rating was reaffirmed by every major rating agency, making North Carolina one of only 13 states in the country to hold that distinction. Treasurer Folwell also oversees the State Health Plan, which provides medical and pharmaceutical benefits to more than 720,000 current and retired public employees and is the largest purchaser of health care in North Carolina.

Folwell was first elected to public office as a member of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education. He brought his problem-solving skills to the North Carolina General Assembly in 2004, where he served four terms in the House of Representatives including one term as Speaker Pro Tempore.

Treasurer Folwell began his career as a blue collar worker and became a Certified Public Accountant and investment advisor after earning Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in accounting from UNC-Greensboro. Married for more than 30 years, he and his wife Synthia have three children and live in Winston-Salem.