We're cultivating


Our Staff

Debbie Acker

Senior Associate Director for Operations and Academic Programs

Anne Beddingfield, Ph.D.

Coordinator for Scholarships and Strategic Partnerships

Lee Ennis

Accounting Technician

Cindy Maciejewski

Executive Assistant

Barbara Mulkey


Andrea Ramos-Lewis

Leadership Training Specialist

Raven Whitley

Leadership Training Specialist

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

—General Hugh Shelton

Tony Reevy

Director of Development – IEI/SLC

Tykori Saunders

Leadership Training Associate

Board of Advisors

Board Members

  • General H. Hugh Shelton, USA, (Retired), Executive Director; NC State University Alumnus
  • Mrs. Carolyn Shelton,
  • Mrs. Marie C. Allen, U.S. Civil Service (Retired), Lillington, NC
  • Mr. Joe Anglim, Red Hat, Inc., Raleigh, NC
  • Mrs. Sarah Shelton Balkcum, International Baccalaureate, Cary, NC
  • Mr. Edward T. Carney, Board Chair, Cary, NC
  • Mr. Bill Cecil, Jr., The Biltmore Company, Asheville, NC
  • Col. J. Quincy Collins, Jr., USAF (Retired), NAI Southern Real Estate, Charlotte, NC
  • Mr. Cristian Del Valle, GE Power Services, Phoenix, AZ; NC State University and Shelton Scholar Alumnus
  • The Honorable Bob Etheridge, (Retired), Lillington, NC
  • Mr. Marc Fath, HERE Technologies, Raleigh-Durham, NC
  • Mr. David Hays, Legacy Solutions, LLC, Fayetteville, NC
  • Mr. Kevin Howell, NC State University, Raleigh, NC; NC State University Alumnus
  • Mr. Jack P. Jordan, Jordan Lumber, Mt. Gilead, NC; NC State University Alumnus
  • Mr. Mel King, Highmark Companies, Cary, NC
  • Ms. Gayle Lanier, Duke Energy (Retired), Raleigh, NC
  • Dr. Mary Patton, Department of Defense Educational Activity (DODEA) (Retired), New Smyrna Beach, FL
  • Mr. Jon Rufty, Rufty Homes, Cary, NC
  • Mr. Woody Sessoms, Cisco (Retired), Charlotte, NC
  • Mr. Jeff Shelton, The Boeing Company; Melbourne, Australia; NC State University Alumnus
  • Mrs. Crystal W. Sides, Landvision Designs, Raleigh, NC; NC State University Alumna  
  • Col. Gary Steimle, USA, (Retired), 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, (Retired), Alumni Affairs, NC State University, Raleigh, NC; NC State University Alumnus
  • Mr. Kenneth Walker, Board Vice Chair, Driven Brands, Inc. (Retired), Charlotte, NC

Ex-Officio Members

  • Barbara Mulkey, PE, FASCE, Director, Shelton Leadership Center; Raleigh, NC; NC State University Alumna
  • Dr. Debbie Reno Acker, Associate Director, Shelton Leadership Center; Raleigh, NC; NC State University Alumna
  • 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

Honorary Lifetime Members

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

Follow us on Twitter

As we reflect on #BlackHistoryMonth and our cornerstone values, we recognize that a diversity of experiences and backgrounds are key to our shared success. Thank you to leaders of @NCSUWomensCtr, @ncsuaacc, & Black Male Initiative who shared perspectives! youtu.be/StssC-itpyg

We had a packed last day in London! Half of us visited the @zsllondonzoo and got a behind the scenes tour from alumna Dr. Guthrie. Others visited @RCT Windsor Castle and then we wrapped at @TheLondonEye with gorgeous views. It has been a life changing and transformative week! pic.twitter.com/w5gVwIkHJx

Today we had the incredible opportunity to visit @UKParliament and meet Lord Chris Smith, MP for 22 yrs and the person responsible for making museums free for all. He was the first MP to come out as gay in 1984. It was a privilege and honor to spend time with him. #SheltonAbroad pic.twitter.com/gz3HAdZV9s

Contact us for more information

I’d like to receive emails from Shelton Leadership Center.