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 Greater Washington, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Ohio, James River, and the Triangle region of NC.

Lisa Zaleon works with companies in the eastern regions of North Carolina, the Triad region of NC, Valley region in Virginia, Metrolina, West Virginia, the TriState region, and Tennessee.

Michael Barnes works with companies in South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Texas and Florida.


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 met.