Build and Sustain Leadership Capacity

The BB&T Leadership Institute helps leaders and companies achieve their goals by building and sustaining leadership capacity. The Leadership Institute works with a wide range of companies, from small privately owned or family businesses, to large public corporations.

Business Advisors

The Leadership Institute’s service area is divided into three territories with each assigned a Business Advisor to facilitate program development for companies in that region:

Don Geletko works with companies in Kentucky, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. Geletko also works with companies in Northern California, Colorado, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Utah.

Lisa Zaleon works with companies in the Triad and Triangle, in eastern regions of North Carolina, South Carolina and all of Georgia. Zaleon also works with companies in the BB&T Valley region, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Brian Wagner works with companies in the BB&T Metrolina region. Wagner also works with companies in Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Southern California, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas.

Program Consultants

Business advisors work closely with the Leadership Institute program consultants to develop plans that meet a client's specific needs. The business advisor stays involved throughout the collaborative process to ensure all leadership goals are mett.