Raleigh, NC – The North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership graduated its 67th class of Fellows on Saturday, May 20, 2023, at the North Carolina Museum of History. The class of 15 North Carolinians completed three months of training to develop their skills to campaign and govern more ethically and effectively.

The Institute is a non-partisan, non-profit organization that brings together a diverse group of emerging leaders from across the political spectrum. It provides them with a comprehensive curriculum covering campaign strategy, policy development, effective communication, ethics, and public leadership. The program also includes guest lectures, hands-on exercises, and opportunities for networking.

Former State Treasurer and IOPL Spring 2000 Fellows Janet Cowell delivered the ceremony’s keynote speaker.

Applications for the Fall Fellowship are now open. For more information, visit: https://iopl.org/apply/

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.

The graduates of the 67th class of IOPL Fellows are:

Robert Andrews- Raleigh
Jeffrey Baldwin- Charlotte
Jody Bullard- Pembroke
Adam Caldwell- Benson
Zayzay Gilewala- Charlotte
Maritza Gomez- High Point
Kelly Mann- Raleigh
Jonelle Marable- Raleigh
Teresa McDonald- Smithfield
Sydney Meeks- Rocky Mount
Kirk Montgomery- Mebane
Harrison Mull – Raleigh
Marvelous Outland- Kannapolis
Sarah Sonnenberg- Raleigh
Brent Springer- Burgaw