Staff

Staff


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

General Hugh Shelton

Distinguished Professor


Bradley L. Kirkman is the General (Ret.) H. Hugh Shelton Distinguished Professor of Leadership and Department Head of the Department of Management, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship in the Poole College of Management at North Carolina State University.

He received his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

His research focuses on leadership, international management, virtual teams, and work team leadership and empowerment. He was formerly the Foreman R. and Ruby Bennett Endowed Chair in Business Administration in the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. He has also worked in the Scheller College of Management at The Georgia Institute of Technology and the Bryan School of Business and Economics at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. He has held visiting professor positions in the Department of Management and Organizations at the University of Western Australia in 2006 and the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University in 2012. He is currently the Chief Operating Officer of the Organizational Behavior Division in the Academy of Management.

General’s Cabinet


The General’s Cabinet is responsible for advising the executive leadership of the Center and assisting with sustainable funding efforts. Members of the cabinet have personally given, or represent an organization that has given, a major financial gift to the SLC.

Members

  • Mr. Jack Jordan, Jordan Lumber Company, Mt. Gilead, NC
  • Mr. Jim Owens, International Caterpillar (Retired), Southern Shores, NC
  • Mr. Edward T. Carney, Board Immediate Past Chair, WhiteStar Communications Inc, Cary, NC
  • General H. Hugh Shelton, USA, (Retired), Executive Director, Newport, NC
  • Mrs. Carolyn Shelton, Newport, NC
  • Mr. Kent Pritchett, Red Hat, Raleigh, NC

Ex-Officio Members

  • Dr. Debbie Reno Acker, Interim Director | Senior Associate Director, Shelton Leadership Center, Raleigh, NC
  • Ed Carney, Immediate Past Chair, Shelton Board of Advisors

Staff

  • Tony Reevy, Director of Development, Shelton Leadership Center, Raleigh, NC

Volunteer Strategic Advisor

  • Bill Crouch, Managing Partner & CEO BrightDot

Board of Advisors


The Board of Advisors counsel the executive leadership, help guide the strategic planning of the Center, assist in sustainable funding efforts, and support the initiatives of the SLC. Members of the board represent various professional sectors and are committed to the mission and success of the SLC.

Board Members

  • General H. Hugh Shelton, USA, (Retired), Executive Director, Newport, NC
  • 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, WhiteStar Communications Inc, Cary, NC
  • Mrs. DeLisa Alexander, Red Hat (Retired), Raleigh, NC
  • Mr. Joe Anglim, Red Hat, Inc., Holly Springs, 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 (Retired), Lexington, KY
  • Mr. Jon Rufty, Rufty Homes, Cary, NC
  • Mrs. Carolyn Shelton, Newport, NC
  • Mr. Jeff Shelton, The Boeing Company, Mesa, Arizona
  • 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, 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
  • Mr. Paul W. Martin, Jr., Clarity Resources, LLC, Knoxville, TN
  • Mr. B. Thosmas Ward, Jr., Well Spring Community, Greensboro, NC

Honorary Lifetime Members

  • Ms. Connie Stevens, Connie Stevens Garden Sanctuary Day Spa, North Las Vegas, NV
  • Mr. Fred Thomas, Pinch a Penny Pools and Spas, Clearwater, FL