Joan Siefert Rose joined the Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) in August 2008 as president. Her responsibilities include overseeing programming and services, fundraising, strategic planning, and community outreach for the nation’s oldest and largest entrepreneurial support organization.
Rose led a strategic initiative to reorganize and rebrand CED, which coincided with the organization’s birthday in 2009. She has formed alliances with regional entrepreneurial and economic 25th development groups, including partnerships with the entrepreneurship programs at UNC, Duke, NC State and NC Central.
Rose spent more than 30 years in broadcasting as a radio manager, journalist, and talk show host, winning both the DuPont-Columbia award and the George Foster Peabody award, broadcast journalism’s top honors. She served as general manager of North Carolina Public Radio in Chapel Hill for 7 years prior to joining CED, and previously held positions at commercial and public radio stations in Raleigh, Charlotte, Detroit, and Ann Arbor, Michigan. She also worked for several years in health care planning and marketing.
Rose has an undergraduate degree from Middlebury College in Vermont, and a Masters of Public Health from the University of Michigan.