Merald Holloway is a Program Manager for MDC’s Rural Forward program. He joined Rural Forward in 2019 as a partnership manager and also manages Rural Forward’s organizational capacity program.
Merald is the founder of NC 100, an organization that urges stakeholders in the community to make investments in assisting the underserved and underbanked of Rockingham County obtain information about multiple pathways to financial success.
He has over 20 years of experience holding senior management roles in retail operations, staff development, non-profit management, community development, and diversity and inclusion practices, including 10 years directing internal support and external member services at Self-Help, a mission-oriented community development financial institution headquartered in Durham, North Carolina. Dedicated to building and supporting minority ecosystems of business enterprise, he serves on the board of directors for the Greater Durham Black Chamber of Commerce, an advisory board member for the Business Administration department at Durham Technical Community College.
Merald was educated at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the University of Phoenix. He is a passionate and dedicated advocate for economic empowerment and social justice with several North Carolina communities and business sectors.