The North Carolina Business Committee for Education (NCBCE) is a business-led, education non-profit 501(c)(3) that operates out of the Office of the Governor.

Since 1983, we have provided a critical link between North Carolina business leaders and the state’s education decision makers, helping to create connections between the education curriculum and the overall work readiness of citizens across the state.

Board of Directors

Adri Maisonet- Morales

Vice President of Enterprise Learning & Development, Blue Cross Blue Shield NC

Albert Eckel

Co-Founder, Partner, Eckel & Vaughn

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Andrew Benton

Associate, Smith Anderson Law Firm

Caroline Sullivan

Executive Director, North Carolina Business Committee for Education

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Chris Maslin

Senior Director, Talent & Organizational Development, Biltmore Company

Cornel van der Watt

Lead Human Resources Manager, Caterpillar, Inc.

Creighton Blackwell

Vice President, Corp Affairs, Comm Engagement, Coastal Credit Union

Dana Martinez

Corporate Affairs, Biogen


Emily Ziegler

Director of Government Affairs, UNC-Chapel Hill


Erica Henderson

Director, US Community Partnerships, GSK

Geoffrey Coltrane

Senior Education Advisor, Office of the Governor


Hillary Critterdon

Head of Commercial Development, Atrium Health

Indira Everett

District Manager, Government & Community Relations, Duke Energy

Jeff Fleetwood

Regional Sales Director, Dell


Jena Howard- Collins

Manager, Strategic Initiatives, Apple


Jestin Johnson



Jonathan Atwood

, Reynolds American, Inc.

Julia R. Wright

Economic Development and Local Government Manager, Dominion Energy

Leslie Walden

Vice President, Regional Public Affairs, Fidelity Investments

Lilyn Hester

Head of Southeast Public Affairs, Google

Mike Hogan

Technical Training Specialist, Siemens Energy, Inc.


Mike Walker

Director for External and Legislative Affairs, AT&T


Milanka Meucke

Director, Public Relations and Communications, Lenovo

Nicole Ramsdell

Vice President and Counsel, Belk

Rebecca Quinn- Wolf

Vice President, Director of Client and Community Relations, PNC


Sarah Gaskill


Sheila Meadows

Regional Vice President of Human Resources, NC Division at HCA Healthcare


Steve Evans

Vice President Community Development, Smithfield Foods

Steve McGlothlin

Director of Business Development, Gerber Collision and Glass


Suzie Koonce

Social Impact & Sustainability, Senior Consultant, Wells Fargo

Teross Young

V.P. Government Relations & Regulatory Affairs, Ahold Delhaize USA

Will Sutton

Vice president, Commercial Lending, BB&T (Leadership Institute)



Caroline Sullivan

Executive Director

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Morgan Crawford

Deputy Director

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Ciera Tucker

Program Manager


Emily Irons

Communications & Marketing Manager

Brianna Green

Project Manager

Emma Friesen

Assistant for LiNC-IT and STEPs4GROWTH

NCBCE Members