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

Ann Ashley

Founder of Laurel Branch

Former Vice President of the Biltmore Company

Creighton Blackwell

Vice President, Corp Affairs, Comm Engagement Coastal Credit Union

Dawn Braswell

Training Manager, Siemens Energy, Inc.

Geoffrey Coltrane

Senior Education Advisor, Office of the Governor

Albert Eckel

Co-Founder, Partner, Eckel & Vaughn

Indira Everett

District Manager, Government & Community Relations, Duke Energy

Jeff Fleetwood

Regional Sales Director, Dell


Tim Hagler

Former V.P. Community Relations, Charlotte Motor Speedway

Lilyn Hester

Head of Southeast Public Affairs, Google

Jena Howard- Collins

Manager, Strategic Initiatives, Apple

Suzie Koonce

Senior Community Relations Consultant, Wells Fargo


Becki Lynch

Director, US Community Partnerships, GSK

Adri Maisonet- Morales

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

Dana Martinez

Corporate Affairs, Biogen

Steve McGlothlin

Director of Business Development at Gerber Collision and Glass


Sheila Meadows

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


Milanka Meucke

Director, Public Relations and Communications, Lenovo

Michael Mitchell

Partner, Smith Anderson Law Firm


Steven Pearson

IBM Corporate Citizenship NC, GA, SC, TN, KY

Rebecca Quinn- Wolf

Vice President, Director of Client and Community Relations, PNC

Trey Rabon

Director for External and Legislative Affairs, AT&T

Nicole Ramsdell

Vice President and Counsel, Belk


Jason Sage

HR Director Caterpillar, Inc.

Caroline Sullivan

Executive Director, North Carolina Business Committee for Education


Mamie Sutphin

Director, Community Engagement Programs, Reynolds American, Inc.

Will Sutton

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

Leslie Walden

Vice President, Regional Public Affairs, Fidelity Investments

Andy Willis

Chief of Staff, UNC-Chapel Hill

Julia R. Wright

Economic Development and Local Government Manager, Dominion Energy

Teross Young

V.P. Government Relations & Regulatory Affairs, Retail Business Services, LLC



Caroline Sullivan

Executive Director

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Morgan Crawford

Deputy Director

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Ciera Tucker

Program Manager


Olivia Comer

Communications & Marketing Specialist

NCBCE Members