Welcome to KTalks. This series reaches out to leaders in the business and legal communities with five questions to seek their insight on matters ranging from career paths, diversity, and mentoring, to work/life balance. 

Randy Eaddy is President and CEO of The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County – the oldest arts council in the country with an annual budget of approximately $3.5 million. For over 25 years, Randy was an attorney at Kilpatrick Townsend where he focused his practice on securities and capital formation transactions, disclosure compliance, mergers and acquisitions, strategic business alliances and corporate governance advice in complex situations. He also worked frequently with the firm’s Triad-based Investment Management Team on complex governance and mergers & acquisitions matters. Randy received his undergraduate degree from Furman University and then attended Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. He retired from Kilpatrick Townsend in 2018. 

This is part one of a two-part conversation with Randy.