Cary Magazine Movers & Shakers: Travis Wright Colopy

Position: Executive director of nonprofit Fit & Able; Attorney

Favorite accomplishments: “Fit & Able has staged events in Cary for almost 20 years, including some of the earliest triathlons and 5Ks. Endurance Magazine named events produced by Fit & Able both the Best and the Runner-up Best Endurance Charity Events in the Triangle for 2014. Our biggest mark of success, however, is seeing participants who were kids at our earliest events now bringing their own children to our events.”

Motivation: “I want to grow a Cary-based business. I grew up in Cary and benefitted greatly from its strong sense of community and quality of life. My work gets me out with a wide cross-section of our community. I also have the flexibility to be actively involved with other organizations, such as the Cary Rotary Club, Cary Community Foundation and Cary Innovation Center. It’s the easiest thing in the world to tell people that it’s a good life in Cary.”

Biggest challenge: “Making lasting lifestyle changes. We work hard to develop programs with a sustainable vision, path and support. By getting whole families involved, the kids follow the parents’ example and the parents enjoy being active with their kids.”

Advice: “Get involved. It’s an opportunity to show gratitude to your community and witness great leadership skills in other organizations. You grow personally by first offering to help and eventually leading your own projects.”

Louis Vitiello Jr.


Joy Hughes Pantzer

Christina Kodesh

J. Blake Massengill

Kyle Denis

Amanda Kimball

Mandy Becker

Travis Wright Colopy

Martha Brown

Dr. Kevin Prue

Barak Henis

Jackie Bedard

Adam Mitchell

Apara Pochiraju

Zaher El-Assi

Adam Buchanan
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