Mentors

Chad Cheek

Owner of Elephant In The Room

Chad Cheek is the owner of Elephant In The Room (www.elephantintheroom.com), a design and brand consultancy in Winston-Salem, NC. Elephant In The Room specializes in graphic design, brand development and creation in addition to various brand marketing and communication solutions. Elephant In The Room is an internationally award-winning firm that successfully uses design to solve complex business problems.

Chad has over 26 years of brand marketing and strategic business development experience. Through his work at Elephant In The Room (and prior business experience), he has worked with companies to successfully launch new brands, remake existing ones, provide brand strategy direction and facilitate short and long-term planning.

Chad has also been active in several community organizations over the years. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Arts Council of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County and the Community Advisory Board of 88.5 WFFD (Wake Forest University NPR member station), The Centers For Exceptional Children Board of Directors and the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Arts Council.

Chad is a native of Winston-Salem, NC and holds an MBA from Wake Forest University.