The Leadership and Character Council engages diverse and influential leaders from a variety of disciplines, fields, and sectors to advise the Program for Leadership and Character on its vision, strategy, and programming, support the Program’s work at Wake Forest, and advance its broader mission to catalyze a public conversation that puts character at the center of leadership.

Learn more about our council below:

david brooks

David Brooks

Writer and Commentator

betsy brown

Betsy Brown

Co-Founder, The Classical Academy

dan bryant

Dan Bryant

(Co-Chair) Executive VP of Global Public Policy and Government Affairs, Walmart

larry culp

Larry Culp

Chairman and CEO, GE and CEO, GE Aerospace

tom dingledine

Tom Dingledine

President, Virginia Exploration, Inc.

E.J. Dionne

E.J. Dionne

Author and Columnist

angela duckworth

Angela Duckworth

CEO, Character Lab

donna edwards

Donna Edwards

Former U.S. Representative

candy ergen

Candy Ergen

Co-Founder, Dish Network

don flow

Don Flow

CEO, Flow Automotive Companies

robert franklin

Robert M. Franklin

Professor, Candler School of Theology

Singer and Actress renee elise goldsberry

Renée Elise Goldsberry

Singer and Actress

bill haslam

Bill Haslam

Former Governor of Tennessee

Wake Forest President Nathan O. Hatch poses on Hearn Plaza on Friday, August 16, 2013.

Nathan Hatch

13th President of Wake Forest

frank holding

Frank Holding

CEO, First Citizens Bank

steve jenkins

Steve Jenkins

Executive Chairman, Beach Pharmaceuticals

Valarie Kaur

Valarie Kaur

Civil Rights Activist and Organizer, Lawyer, Filmmaker

Elizabeth Kiss

Elizabeth Kiss

CEO, Rhodes Trust

Jim O'Connell

Jim O’Connell

President, Vinik Family Office

Eboo Patel

Eboo Patel

Founder and President, Interfaith Youth Core

Odgen Phipps

Ogden Phipps

Co-Founding Partner, Snow Phipps

condoleezza rice

Condoleezza Rice

Former U.S. Secretary of State, Director of the Hoover Institution

prince raney rivers

Prince Raney Rivers

Senior Pastor, Union Baptist Church

Gerald Roach

Gerald Roach

Attorney, Immediate Past Chair of the WFU Board of Trustees

Natasha Robinson

Natasha Sistrunk Robinson

President & CEO of T3 Leadership Solutions, Inc.

Gwendolyn Shaw

Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw

Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania

Alex Sink

Alex Sink

Former CFO of Florida

Mike Smith

Mike Smith

President, Kane Realty Corporation

Anne Snyder

Anne Snyder

(Co-Chair) Editor-in-Chief, Comment

Krista Tippett

Krista Tippett

Broadcaster, Writer, Social Entrepreneur

Jennifer Bauer Toll

Jennifer Bauer Toll

Real Estate Developer

Carolyn Woo

Carolyn Woo

Former President and CEO, Catholic Relief Services

Dirk Ziff

Managing Partner, Ziff Capital Partners