Samuel “Chip” Cook IV was recognized as one of the Triad Business Journal’s “Forty Leaders Under Forty.” He is a double-alumnus, completing both his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in Communication Studies at UNCG. He has served as a lecturer at both UNCG (13 years) and NC A&T State (11 years), teaching communication studies, business communications, and computer information science courses for various university departments. In addition to teaching in higher education, he has worked as a systems administrator and business analyst for the United States Courts, Middle District of North Carolina, providing systems management to court appointed attorneys and legal staff. He was part of the Class of 2013 for Leadership Greensboro. In 2013, he helped to found a public charter school in Kernersville, The NC Leadership Academy, which has more than 400 students, and focuses on leadership development. As part of his affiliation with The NCLA, he is also a Senior Member of The NCLA Cadet Squadron, Civil Air Patrol, US Air Force Auxiliary.