Mr. Kevin J. Price joins the Institute team as the organization's third President & CEO in its 34 year history. Mr. Price is a Greensboro native, US Army veteran, and graduate of the University of North Carolina Greensboro. After obtaining his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science/Psychology, he worked in senior leadership positions with Project Homestead in Greensboro, working to build affordable housing and commercial spaces totaling $42 million. He then spent 3 years with SouthTrust Bank as a Group Vice President/Community Development Manager, leading the bank’s compliance with the Community Reinvestment Act. Mr. Price then moved to Regency Development, as Vice President of Faith-Based Initiatives to lead the organization's work with faith-based organizations between Maryland and Florida developing affordable multi-family housing. Mr. Price then served with M&F Bank as Vice President/Senior Business Development Officer, leading regional business development activities to generate new retail, deposits and commercial lending relationships. Mr. Price joined Novant Health in 2006 to launch and lead supplier diversity, after spending many years running his own consulting company. At Novant Health, he was responsible for diversifying the company’s procurement spend, identifying minority, women, veteran and LGBT owned suppliers to ensure equal opportunities to compete for Novant Health’s business. Under Mr. Price's guidance, Novant Health increased its diverse supplier spend by more than 500% utilizing over 550 diverse supplier. In partnership with Diversity, Inclusion & Equity, Mr. Price also served as a master diversity and inclusion facilitator/trainer for the company and earned several awards for his work in this space.