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.   

The North Carolina Business Committee for Education non-partisan structure and 501(c)(3) non-profit status affords our members a vehicle through which they can explore and participate in education  initiatives to advance public education transformation in North Carolina.  NCBCE’s independent board of directors, made up of senior business leaders, carries the influence and autonomy necessary to provide education decision makers with the aggregate thinking of diverse NC business leaders.

NCBCE partners with statewide education departments and organizations to implement experiential projects that create a contextual fabric of understanding of the critical link between curriculum content and workforce talent needs. With our 32+ year history spanning six administrations, NCBCE has become the business voice and trusted advisor that creates and identifies best practices in education that lead to closing the workforce skills gaps and meeting North Carolina’s business workforce demands.



Ann Ashley
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 NC Governor Roy Cooper
Albert Eckel
Co-Founder, Partner
Eckel & Vaughan
Jeff Fleetwood
Regional Sales Director, Dell
Tim Hagler
Community Relations, Charlotte Motor Speedway
Lilyn Hester
Head of Public Affairs, Southeast, Google
Jena Howard
Manager, Strategic Initiatives, Apple
Suzie Koonce
Senior Community Relations Consultant, Wells Fargo
Becki Lynch
Director, US Community Partnerships, GSK
Dana Martinez
Corporate Affairs, Biogen
Steve McGlothin
Director of Business Development at Gerber Collision and Glass
Sheila Meadows
Regional Vice President of Human Resources, NC Division at HCA Healthcare
Adri Maisonet Morales
Vice President of Enterprise Learning & Development, Blue Cross Blue Shield NC
Milanka Meucke
Director, Public Relations and Communications
Michael Mitchell
Partner, Smith Anderson Law Firm
Steven Pearson
IBM Corporate Citizenship NC, GA, SC, TN, KY
Rebecca Quinn-Wolfe
Vice President, Director of Client and Community Relations, PNC
Trey Rabon
Director for External and Legislative Affairs
Nicole Ramsdell
Vice President and Counsel, Belk
Tom Ryan
Regional Lead/Senior Vice President, Fidelity Investments
Jason Sage
HR Director Caterpillar, Inc.
Bo Somers
Deputy General Counsel Duke Energy
Caroline Sullivan
Senior Advisor, North Carolina Business Committee for Education
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Executive Director

Caroline Sullivan

Deputy Director

Ashlie Bucy

Finance and Operations Director

Morgan Crawford

Program Manager

Kiya Edwards



Physical Address:

116 W Jones St

Raleigh, NC 27603

Mailing Address:

20301 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, NC 27699-0300