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Our Staff

Debbie Acker, Ed.D.

Interim Director | Senior Associate Director for Operations and Academic Programs

Michael S. Domeracki, Ph.D.

Assistant Director for Outreach Programs

Lee Ennis

Business Officer

Jenn Fendrich

Program Specialist for Outreach Programs

Tommy Hibbs

Graduate Assistant for Pre-College Programs

Cindy Maciejewski

Executive Assistant

Andrea Ramos-Lewis

Assistant Director for College Programs

“Integrity is the underpinning of everything we stand for and do.”

—General Hugh Shelton

Tony Reevy

Director of Development – IEI/SLC

Ashley Turlington

Assistant Director for Pre-College Programs

Sierra Smith

Program Specialist for College Programs

Sam Armstrong

Student Staff

Hannah Caudill

Student Staff

Keymoni Sakil-Slack

Student Staff

Board of Advisors

Board Members

  • Mr. Kenneth Walker, Board Chair, Driven Brands, Inc. (Retired), Charlotte, NC
  • Mr. Woody Sessoms, Board Vice Chair, Cisco (Retired), Charlotte, NC
  • Ms. Gayle Lanier, Board Second Vice Chair, Duke Energy (Retired), Raleigh, NC
  • Mr. Edward T. Carney, Board Immediate Past Chair, Chairmain WhiteStar Communications Inc, Cary, NC
  • General H. Hugh Shelton, USA, (Retired), Executive Director, Newport, NC
  • Mrs. Carolyn Shelton, Newport, NC
  • Mrs. DeLisa Alexander, (Retired) Red Hat Inc., Raleigh, NC
  • Mr. Joe Anglim, Red Hat, Inc., Raleigh, NC
  • Mr. Bill Cecil, Jr., The Biltmore Company, Asheville, NC
  • Ms. Iliana Claudio, Chancellor's Leadership Development Program Alumna, Shelton Leadership Center, Saint Pauls, NC
  • The Honorable Bob Etheridge, (Retired), Lillington, NC
  • Mr. Marc Fath, WhiteStar Communications, Raleigh-Durham, NC
  • Mr. David Hays, Legacy Solutions, LLC, Fayetteville, NC
  • Mr. Jack P. Jordan, Jordan Lumber, Mt. Gilead, NC
  • Mr. Mel King, Highmark Companies, Cary, NC
  • Dr. Mary Patton, Department of Defense Educational Activity (DODEA) (Retired), New Smyrna Beach, FL
  • Mr. Jon Rufty, Rufty Homes, Cary, NC
  • Mr. Jeff Shelton, The Boeing Company, Mesa, Arizona
  • Mrs. Crystal W. Sides, Landvision Designs, Raleigh, NC
  • Mr. Peter B. Stewart, Peter Stewart Enterprises, Fayetteville, NC
  • Rear Admiral Ralph E. Suggs, USN (Retired), Alumni Affairs, NC State University, Raleigh, NC
  • Ms. Susan Ward, President, NC Veterinary Medical Foundation, Raleigh, NC
  • Mr. John Wolf, Cree Inc., Raleigh-Durham, NC

Ex-Officio Members

  • Dr. Debbie Reno Acker, Interim Director | Senior Associate Director, Shelton Leadership Center, Raleigh, NC
  • Dr. Brad Kirkman, Department Head, Management, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Department, Poole College of Management and General H. Hugh Shelton Distinguished Professor of Leadership, Raleigh, NC
  • Dr. Warwick Arden, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, NC State University, Raleigh, NC
  • Tony Reevy, Director of Development, Shelton Leadership Center, Raleigh, NC

Emeritus Members

  • Col. J. Quincy Collins, Jr., USAF (Retired), NAI Southern Real Estate, Charlotte, NC
  • Ms. Connie Stevens, CEO, Forever Spring, Los Angeles, CA
  • Mr. Fred Thomas, Pinch a Penny Pools and Spas, Clearwater, FL

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Today we're introducing Delaney, our final summer intern! Delaney is a sophomore at NC State majoring in Business Administration and Leadership & minoring in Leadership. She is excited to work with everyone in the SLC and helping the Shelton Challenge come together! pic.twitter.com/2HDTCkKRQ2

On this Memorial Day, the Shelton Leadership Center remembers those who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving their country. pic.twitter.com/lVhyoZRaP3

Next up for intern introductions is Armando! Armando is a rising sophomore at NC State majoring in Computer Science. In his intern role, he is looking forward to developing his leadership skills, meeting students, and experiencing the Shelton Challenge. pic.twitter.com/H7g2MC2XkA

Applications for the Spring 2022 Global Leadership Minor are open! Travel & learn across 3 European countries as you gain an understanding of how to work collaboratively, creatively, and effectively. Learn more & apply to the the Global Leadership Minor: ow.ly/6I3350ETLEb pic.twitter.com/FrywKzCUXL

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