James C. Wong
Marketing Communications & Technology Consultant
Co-Founder, Empowered Ideas & Fuquay Coworking (Fuquay-Varina, NC)
Business Emergency Operation Center Specialist, NC Emergency Management (Raleigh, NC)
Division 9 Staff Officer, United States Coast Guard Auxiliary (Raleigh, NC)
Years of Supporting NCFADS: 2013 to Present
James Wong is a nationally recognized speaker, instructor, digital marketing and communications strategist, and passionate social entrepreneur.
From 2007-2012, James served as the Marketing Communications Manager for the iContact Corporation (a division of the Vocus Corporation), an industry leading email marketing services provider, and pioneered digital strategies which spearheaded iContact into the social media marketing industry.
In 2010, James co-founded Empowered Ideas, a nationally recognized marketing communications firm for small businesses, nonprofits and government agencies — with a diverse coast-to-coast client portfolio.
In 2014, he co-founded Fuquay Coworking, an award-winning creative coworking space for entrepreneurs, startups, and business professionals.
In 2019, he was appointed as a Division 9 Staff Officer (5th Southern Region) in the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, and proudly supports efforts across the state to ensure safe waterways and environmental protection.
Currently, James serves the citizens of North Carolina as the BEOC Specialist at the Business Emergency Operations Center (BEOC) at the North Carolina Division of Emergency Management (NCEM).
His passion for diversity in leadership and community outreach has led to special recognition by the Society of New Communications Research (SNCR), North Carolina Army National Guard, the National Black MBA Association (NBMBA), The Men of Semper Fidelis (MSF), and by Asian Focus of North Carolina. In addition, James currently serves on the Senior Advisory Council, and is a past President of the RTP Chapter of the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP); a Marketing Committee Member for the Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce (2014-Present); and as the Marketing Chair for the Triangle Association of Black Journalists (NABJ-RDU). He has also served as the President of the Triangle Interactive Marketing Association (TIMA) in 2012.