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January 4, 2013
Raleigh Chamber Adds Professor Essary to Board of Advisors

RALEIGH, N.C. – Campbell Law Professor of Law Melissa Essary has been named to the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Board of Advisors, as announced by Chamber President & CEO Harvey Schmitt. Essary will work alongside her peers on the Chamber Board to provide leadership and advice to the Chamber’s Board of Directors, enhance Chamber partnerships, and strengthen outreach to the business community.

The Greater Raleigh Chamber Board of Advisors is comprised of experienced professionals that include corporate CEOs, business executives, and community leaders both within Wake County and the Research Triangle. More than 250 companies are represented on the Chamber’s Board of Advisors.

“We’re pleased to have Melissa as a member of the Chamber’s Board of Advisors,” said Schmitt. “This is one of the most prestigious positions to hold in the business community. We look forward to the knowledge and experience she will contribute.”

The role marks a return to the Chamber for Essary, who previously served on its Board of Directors from 2008-11.

“The work of the Raleigh Chamber is extremely important to the economic growth of our community, of which Campbell Law is an integral part,” said Essary.  “I’m happy to join the chamber in this new leadership role.”



Since its founding in 1976, the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University has developed lawyers who possess moral conviction, social compassion and professional competence, and who view the law as a calling to serve others. The school has been recognized by the American Bar Association (ABA) as having the nation’s top Professionalism Program and by the American Academy of Trial Lawyers for having the nation’s best Trial Advocacy Program. Campbell Law boasts more than 3,400 alumni, including more than 2,400 who reside and work in North Carolina. For 26 years, Campbell Law’s overall record of success on the North Carolina Bar Exam has been unsurpassed by any other North Carolina law school. In September 2009, Campbell Law relocated to a state-of-the-art building in downtown Raleigh. For more information, visit




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