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Our Staff

Debbie Acker, Ed.D.

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

Barbara Mulkey, P.E.


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

—General Hugh Shelton

Andrea Ramos-Lewis

Assistant Director for College Programs

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
  • 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

Ex-Officio Members

  • Barbara Mulkey, PE, FASCE, Director, Shelton Leadership Center, Raleigh, NC
  • Dr. Debbie Reno Acker, 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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Applications for the Global Leadership Minor for Spring 2022 are open! This minor is designed for students who want to learn about leadership & team decision-making through a European perspective. Learn more & apply at: ow.ly/RFDb50EjQ0h pic.twitter.com/FlSNeEdWKt

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It is with mixed emotions that we share that our Director Barbara Mulkey will be retiring as of 5/1. Barbara's character and leadership style truly embodies our 5 values. Please join us in thanking Barbara for her service to our Center and NCSU and wishing her well in retirement! pic.twitter.com/J06AVFl2pN

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