RALEIGH – Gov. Roy Cooper has established a North Carolina Entrepreneurial Council to support policies that encourage entrepreneurship, foster economic development, and support sustainable, high-quality jobs.
Cooper appointed four Charlotte residents as at-large members to the council:
• Brandon Adcock is a co-founder and CEO of Adaptive Health, a health and wellness company that manufactures and distributes dietary supplements.
• Landra Johnson is the CEO of CARA B Natural Products. She serves on the boards of the National Association of Women Business Owners, Women’s Impact Fund, Youth Homes Inc., Children’s Home Society and the South Charlotte Chapter of Jack and Jill of America.
• Rajeev Kulkarni is the chief product officer and vice president at 3D Systems. He is the founding member of Inception Micro Angel Fund and co-chair of the Charlotte Angels Fund. He also serves on the board of directors at Ventureprise and Protochips.
• Sherrell Dorsey is the founder of ThePLUG, specializing in content strategy. She is also the founder of BLKTECHCLT,a tech hub supporting entrepreneurs and technologists of color throughout North Carolina.
“Entrepreneurs play a key role in stimulating our economy, creating new businesses and jobs and helping to revitalize communities across our state,” Cooper said. “This diverse council will elevate North Carolina’s entrepreneurial spirit and promote innovation in our economy.”