RESEACH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Hill, Chesson & Woody (HCW), a health and welfare benefits brokerage and consulting firm that designs, manages and implements employee benefit programs, has announced that the company has been named a bronze sponsor for the fifth annual 2013 NC CEO Forum, scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 22 at North Ridge Country Club in Raleigh. The NC CEO Forum is an invitation-only event for executives and management teams who are dedicated to helping North Carolina grow jobs and build its presence on the national and international scene.

This year’s forum, which focuses on the topic of innovation, will feature keynote speakers Gen. Colin Powell and John Chambers, chairman and CEO of Cisco Systems Inc. For more information, visit

“The 2013 North Carolina CEO Forum is a great opportunity for business leaders to gain valuable advice that can help their companies and our economy,” said Todd Yates, HCW managing partner. “Hill, Chesson & Woody is proud to sponsor this special forum, and we unequivocally believe it will have a lasting impact on business development in our state and country.”