Board of Advisors

Board Members

  • General H. Hugh Shelton, USA, (Ret.), Executive Director,1963 NC State University Alumnus
  • Mrs. Carolyn Shelton
  • BG Frank H. Akers, Jr., USA (Ret.), Oak Ridge Strategies Group; Oak Ridge, TN
  • Mrs. Marie C. Allen, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, NC, retired, Lillington, NC
  • Mrs. Sarah Shelton Balkcum, International Baccalaureate, Cary, NC
  • Mr. Edward T. Carney, Extreme Networks,  Raleigh-Durham, NC,
  • Mr. Bill Cecil, Jr., The Biltmore Company, Asheville, NC
  • Col. J. Quincy Collins, Jr., USAF (Ret.), NAI Southern Real Estate; Charlotte, NC
  • The Honorable Bob Etheridge, Federal Stimulus Funding Advisor to Gov. Purdue, retired, Lillington, NC
  • Mr. Marc Fath, Extreme Networks, Raleigh-Durham, NC
  • Dr. Ed Gore, President, Sunset Beach & Twin Lakes, Inc., Sunset Beach, NC
  • Mr. David Hays, Legacy Solutions, LLC, Fayetteville, NC
  • Mr. Jack P. Jordan, Jordan Lumber, Mt. Gilead, NC; NC State University Alumnus
  • Mr. Mel King, Highmark Companies, Cary, NC
  • Ms. Susan LaSalla, The Today Show, Retired, Washington, DC
  • Mrs. J. Kay Leonard, Joint Special Operations University (JSOU), HQ USSOCOM-Protocol Office, MacDill AFB, FL
  • Mr. Paul W. Martin, Jr., Clarity Resources, LLC; Knoxville, TN
  • Dr. Tony L. Mitchell USAF (Ret.), College of Engineering, retired, NCSU, Raleigh, NC; NC State University Alumnus
  • Mr. Randy Nelson, Founder, NSTAR Global Services and Orion International; Clayton, NC
  • Dr. Mary Patton, Department of Defense Educational Activity (DODEA), retired, New Smyrna Beach, FL
  • Mr. Will Pfitzner, Shelton Scholar, College of Engineering, NCSU
  • Mr. Jon Rufty, Rufty Homes, Cary, NC
  • Mr. Jeff Shelton, The Boeing Company; Mesa, AZ;  NC State University Alumnus
  • Mrs. Crystal W. Sides, Landvision Designs, Raleigh, NC; NC State University Alumna  
  • Col. Gary Steimle, USA, (Ret.), Anderson Creek Golf Club; Spring Lake, NC
  • Mr. Peter B. Stewart, Peter Stewart Enterprises, Fayetteville, NC; NC State University Alumnus 
  • Rear Admiral Ralph E. Suggs, USN, (Ret.), Alumni Affairs, NC State University; Raleigh, NC, NC State University Alumnus
  • Mr. Kenneth Walker, Driven Brands, Inc., retired, Charlotte, NC

Ex-Officio Members

  • Dr. Chris Hitch, DirectorGeneral H. Hugh Shelton Leadership Center, Raleigh NC
  • Dr. Mike Davis, Coordinator Scholarships & Strategic Partnerships; Shelton Leadership Center, Raleigh NC; NC State University Alumnus
  • Dr. Debbie Reno Acker, Assistant Director, General H. Hugh Shelton Leadership Center; Raleigh, NC; NC State University Alumna
  • Dr. Myra Moses , Coordinator for Curriculum and Technology, General H. Hugh Shelton Leadership Center; Raleigh, NC; NC State University Alumna

Honorary Lifetime Members

  • Ms. Connie Stevens, CEO, Forever Spring; Los Angeles, CA
  • Mr. Fred Thomas, Pinch a Penny Pools and Spas; Clearwater, FL