RALEIGH, N.C. — Brad Risinger, a partner in the Raleigh office of Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP, recently became chair of the Board of Directors for United Way of North Carolina. Risinger was also recognized last month by Business Leader magazine as one of the Top 50 Entrepreneurs in the Triangle in 2012.
"We're proud that Brad's work for his clients and our firm was acknowledged," said David Otterson, partner in charge of Smith Moore Leatherwood's Raleigh office. "And we're equally pleased that his long service with the United Way of North Carolina has led to an opportunity to help support the efforts of United Way professionals and volunteers across the state in their important work."
Before becoming chair of United Way of North Carolina’s board, Risinger served for two years as the vice chair and co-chair of its public policy committee. Within Smith Moore Leatherwood, Risinger recently completed a decade of service that included a six-year stint on the firm's management committee and as the previous managing partner of its Raleigh office. His law practice focuses on business litigation, land use and zoning, and products liability. Risinger received his bachelor’s degree from Indiana University in 1986 and his juris doctor from Georgetown University in 1990.
United Way of North Carolina is a statewide entity that assists United Way chapters in efforts to improve the quality of life of North Carolinians and their communities.
Business Leader magazine recognizes the Top 50 Entrepreneurs in the Triangle as those entrepreneurs who have created innovative, high achieving companies that contribute to their industries and business communities.