Executive Director Leadership Charlotte
The Future of Leadership Development
Elizabeth McKee has led Leadership Charlotte for nine years as Executive Director. Founded in 1978, Leadership Charlotte focuses on building community leaders in Charlotte through inclusive leadership development. During her interim, Elizabeth has guided and facilitated the organization’s programs for over 850 leaders.
For the past eighteen years, she has worked as an educator and leader for non-profit organizations. As former Director of Leadership Initiatives at McColl School of Business, Queens University of Charlotte, NC, she developed and implemented leadership curriculum programs for both undergraduate studies and MBA programs.
Her global perspective in community leadership inspired her to organize an international leadership experience in 2007 to Santiago, Chile, in partnership with Vertical, S.A., a global organization known for its experiential approach to leadership and team dynamics through adventure and outdoor activities. In 2012, Elizabeth trekked to Mount Everest Base Camp with Vertical.
Elizabeth was honored by Mecklenburg County Bar with the Liberty Bell Award in May, 2015. In the same month, she was also chosen as one of Mecklenburg Times 50 Most Influential Women in the greater charlotte area. She has also been nominated for the Athena Leadership Award (2012) and The Charlotte USA 20: Celebrating Dynamic Women (2010). Currently, Elizabeth is participating in the Women’s Leadership CORPs facilitated by Flynn Heath Holt.
A native of Lumberton, NC, Elizabeth received a B.A. from Elon University and an M.A. from Appalachian State University. Her vision is clear; “to connect and advocate for community both at the individual and collective levels.”
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