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Join Us for Our 2023 Advocacy Days
Hear the Issues. Meet the Experts. Take Action Now!

March 28-29, 2023
NC Medical Society Offices
Raleigh, NC

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Register today and join fellow NCMGMA members in Raleigh on Tuesday, March 28th at NCMS for vital industry and legislative updates from key decision makers and players within North Carolina as well as an evening networking reception sponsored by Curi. Stay on Wednesday, March 29th,  and meet with our legislators, along with other North Carolina Administrators. There is no shortage of issues at hand in NC and NOW is the time to be heard! 

Registration is open so sign up today and make plans to join us in Raleigh in March!

Schedule of Events

 Tuesday, March 28th    
 3:00pm - 3:15pm  Welcome & Introductions
NC Medical Society Offices
Jacob Rodman, CMPE, NCMGMA Advocacy Co-chair
• Melissa White, NCMGMA Advocacy Co-chair
 3:15pm - 4:15pm  Presentation
NC Medical Society Offices
Chip Baggett, JD, Chief Executive Officer, NC Medical Society
4:15pm - 5:00pm  Presentation
NC Medical Society Offices
Dale R. Folwell, CPA, State Treasurer of North Carolina
5:30pm - 7:00pm  Networking Reception
Rye Bar & Southern Kitchen
Sponsored by Curi 
 Wednesday, March 29th    
8:00am - 8:30am  Gather at the NC Medical Society Offices
Discuss talking points
8:30am - 12:00pm  Legislative Visits with NCMGMA & General Assembly Meetings 


Networking Reception Sponsor

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Chip Baggett PhotoChip Baggett, JD
Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer
North Carolina Medical Society

In his capacity as CEO/EVP, Chip is responsible for state level advocacy efforts (primarily focused on the NC General Assembly) as well as communications and fundraising for the NCMS and NCMS Foundation.

Chip has a long history in organizational advancement and advocacy. Dating back to college, he has fundraised in numerous paid as well as volunteer capacities. He has led successful corporate and personal annual fund programs and gone through training at the Indiana School of Fundraising. Chip has worked in many different facets of health care ranging from a children’s science and health museum and pharmaceutical sales before going to work directly for physicians and PAs as a medical society executive first at the county level and then here at NCMS.

Chip graduated from the evening program at the NC Central University School of Law and passed the NC BAR in 2016 while working for NCMS. He is proud to be married to his wife, Shanon. They have two children in addition to a Great Dane-Lab mix. Chip also loves to explore the outdoors in his spare time by bike and on foot (preferably with a loaded backpack).


North Carolina State Treasurer Dale R. FolwellDale R. Folwell, CPA
North Carolina State Treasurer

Dale R. Folwell, CPA was sworn in as State Treasurer of North Carolina in January 2017. As the keeper of the public purse, Treasurer Folwell is responsible for a $100 billion state pension fund that provides retirement benefits for more than 900,000 teachers, law enforcement officers and other public workers. Under Folwell’s leadership the pension plan was rated among the top five highest-funded in the country and won accolades for proactive management and funding discipline. In 2020 the state’s coveted AAA bond rating was reaffirmed by every major rating agency, making North Carolina one of only 13 states in the country to hold that distinction. Treasurer Folwell also oversees the State Health Plan, which provides medical and pharmaceutical benefits to more than 720,000 current and retired public employees and is the largest purchaser of health care in North Carolina.

Folwell was first elected to public office as a member of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education. He brought his problem-solving skills to the North Carolina General Assembly in 2004, where he served four terms in the House of Representatives including one term as Speaker Pro Tempore. Treasurer Folwell began his career as a blue collar worker and became a Certified Public Accountant and investment advisor after earning Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in accounting from UNC-Greensboro. Married for more than 30 years, he and his wife Synthia have three children and live in Winston-Salem.

General Information

Hotel Information 
Reserve your room now at the Raleigh Marriott City Center. Limited standard rooms available at the discounted rate of $209/night for single/double occupancy plus tax. All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card.  If a guest does not cancel a reservation within 48 hours before 6:00 PM of the guest’s check-in date, then Hotel may charge the credit card one night’s room fee plus any applicable taxes. Room block discounts end Friday March 10.

Make Reservations Today

Advocacy Days online registration is now open.  The cost to register is $95 for NCMGMA members, $125 for non-members and $10 for students.  To register today, please follow the online registration link below.

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Cancellation Policy
Registration cancellations must be received in writing. Cancellations received on or before 5pm on March 22nd are entitled to a full refund less a $25 processing fee. No refunds will be awarded for cancellations after March 22nd or for no shows.


If you have any questions about Advocacy Days, please contact the NCMGMA offices at [email protected].