Cook, Smith honored for leadership

K. Carter Cook


Sarah Smith


Wake Forest employees K. Carter Cook (’94, JD/MBA ’98) and Sarah R. Smith were named to the Triad Business Journal’s “40 Leaders Under Forty” list this year. Cook and Smith were recognized at an awards ceremony in Greensboro in February.

Cook is associate counsel in the legal department, and Smith is the director of marketing and communications for the Reynolda House Museum of American Art.

The awards honor 40 remarkable individuals, all under the age of 40, who have distinguished themselves in their careers and community and also hold promise of great things to come.

Taken from the Journal, here are the reasons each was selected:

  • Cook: A skilled lawyer and leader at Wake Forest, he is also a skilled pianist. That led him to create Piano vs. Poverty, a faith-based nonprofit designed to fight hunger.
  • Smith: She developed the first retail partnership for the museum and has created special events and social media to engage a younger audience. She is a founding member and current chair of Young Leaders United, an arm of the United Way of Forsyth County, and also vice president of the Forsyth County Tourism Alliance.

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