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Charlotte Leader Honored for Community Impact

Charlotte, NC [April 12, 2022] - On Tuesday, April 5, Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas (JACC) hosted the 34th Annual North Carolina Business Hall of Fame presented by TIAA. This year’s ceremony honored Malcomb Coley, US-Central private leader and Charlotte managing partner at professional services firm EY.

The North Carolina Business Hall of Fame recognizes prominent leaders who have dedicated their careers to creating meaningful and enduring impact in business and the community. Coley plays an influential role in bringing together partners and stakeholders to improve the Charlotte region and beyond. His authentic leadership and innovative solutions enable a regional workforce of over 2,000 professionals to realize EY’s ambition of building a better working world. A champion of diversity, Coley spent much of his career working to identify gaps and reduce barriers to increase inclusivity and opportunity for all. 

“What I’m impressed with is his character,” said Hugh McColl, a mentor of Coley and former Chairman and CEO, Bank of America. “He’s a man that believes in the truth, seeks the truth, speaks the truth and always thinking about what’s right and what should be done.”

Funds raised for this event benefit JACC whose mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed. JACC provides educational programs in financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work readiness and connects business volunteers to students. Thanks to the generous support of his network, family and friends, Malcomb Coley raised $300,323, which will be invested in education and building social connectedness in highest need schools. This is the largest amount ever raised by a single North Carolina Business Hall of Fame nominee.

“We were honored to celebrate Mr. Coley, surrounded by his family and colleagues,” said Dorothy Gorman, president and CEO of JACC. “The incredible showing and generous gifts are a sign of the value that they place in his leadership and commitment to equity, education and community.”

In addition to his outstanding leadership and commitment to service, Coley stands out in his roles as father, mentor and friend. He approaches life with passion, honesty, integrity and excellence and exhibits the very qualities that JACC seeks to develop in every student they serve.

TIAA has been a sponsor of the North Carolina Business Hall of Fame ceremony since 2017. The ceremony was held at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Uptown Charlotte. Coley is the 140th Laureate to be inducted into the society.


About Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas 

Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to giving students the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices.  

Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas (JACC), located in Camp North End, works with corporate and community volunteers to deliver curriculum-based programming. The relevant, hands-on experiences give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills to increase their likelihood of experiencing career success, starting a business and positively navigating economic mobility. Visit for more information. 



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