Raleigh, NC – The North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership graduated its 65th class of Fellows on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at NC State’s McKimmon Center. The class of 16 North Carolinians completed twelve weeks of training to develop their skills to campaign and govern more ethically and effectively.
The Institute is a non-partisan, non-profit organization that provides leadership development to people who have been identified as having the potential to become future public leaders. Participation in the Fellows program is based on leadership potential, without regard to age, race, ideology, or party affiliation. NCIOPL has over 1,100 graduates representing more than 82 North Carolina counties.
David M. Powers of Powers Strategies LLC delivered the ceremony’s keynote speaker, while Durham City Councilor and 2017 IOPL Fellow Leonardo Williams spoke as the alumni representative.
Applications for the Fall Fellowship are now open. For more information, visit: https://iopl.org/apply/
The graduates of the 65th class of IOPL Fellows are as follows:
Matt Ballance- Hendersonville
Jennifer Balkcom- Hendersonville
Tina Blake- Durham
Faye Bordeaux- Greenville
Morgan Dunn- Raleigh
Pam Escobar- Concord
Mary Gentry- Cary
Regina Howard Glaspie-Greensboro
Dori Goebel- Greensboro
Greg Hedgepeth- Knightdale
Rebecca Kelley- Southport
Keethan Kleiner- Durham
Gerardo Serrano- Raleigh
Sabrina Steigelman- Fayetteville
Chelsea Walsh- Hendersonville
Miles Wobbleton- Raleigh