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Wells Fargo Executive Leadership Series: DeLisa Alexander, Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer, Red Hat

January 17, 2019 | 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Nelson Hall Auditorium (3400)

Join us for the Wells Fargo Executive Leadership Series for a conversation with DeLisa Alexander, Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer, Red Hat, and Frank Buckless, interim dean of the Poole College of Management. Learn about Alexander’s career path, leadership style and how she maintains an organizational culture that has led Red Hat to be named as one of the best places to work for.

As the conversation wraps up, audience members will have a chance to ask questions.

The event is free and open to all NC State students, faculty and staff and the general public.

About DeLisa Alexander

DeLisa Alexander serves as the executive vice president and chief people officer of Red Hat, leading the organization responsible for global human resources including Red Hat University. During Alexander’s tenure, Red Hat has grown from 1,100 to 12,000+ associates and has been recognized as one of the best places to work in multiple publications around the globe. The organization’s mission is to be a strategic partner to the business in acquiring, developing, and retaining talent and to enhance the Red Hat culture and talent brand.

DeLisa has been an advocate for women in her profession, founding the Women’s Leadership Community at Red Hat. In 2015, she received the Stevie Silver Women in Business award in recognition of her leadership in advancing opportunities for women in technology. In 2016, Alexander won the Full Steam Ahead Enterprise Engineer Award for her contributions in building an innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem in North Carolina. She serves as the Vice Chair for the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce. She is on the executive committee for the Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED); and the board of advisors for the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, Bull City Ventures and NC State University Poole College of Management.

Alexander joined Red Hat in 2001 and served in the office of general counsel until mid-2006, most recently as assistant general counsel and assistant secretary. During this time, Alexander was responsible for equity and executive compensation, and trademark, copyright and employment matters. Alexander also advised the company’s management and board of directors on securities and corporate governance.

Prior to joining Red Hat, Alexander was associated with the law firm Kilpatrick Stockton where she focused on mergers, acquisitions, venture capital, and intellectual property licensing. She started her career as a judicial clerk for the Honorable William B. Chandler, chancellor of the renowned Delaware Court of Chancery.

About Red Hat

Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of enterprise open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to deliver reliable and high-performing Linux, hybrid cloud, container, and Kubernetes technologies. Red Hat helps customers integrate new and existing IT applications, develop cloud-native applications, standardize on our industry-leading operating system and automate, secure and manage complex environments. Award-winning support, training and consulting services make Red Hat a trusted adviser to the Fortune 500. As a strategic partner to cloud providers, system integrators, application vendors, customers and open source communities, Red Hat can help organizations prepare for the digital future.

About the Wells Fargo Executive Leadership Series

The Poole College of Management has presented the Wells Fargo Executive Leadership Series since 1992, providing students and the community the opportunity to learn from some of the nation’s and the world’s leading executives as they talk about their careers and leadership experiences. This series is supported by an ongoing gift from Wells Fargo. Learn more about the series.

Podcasts of our prior presentations are available through our Poole College Executive Leadership Series Podcast page on iTunes.

Registration, driving and parking directions

  • Public parking is available in the Dan Allen Parking Deck. Parking stubs are distributed by machine as you enter, and payment is made via credit/debit card as you exit. The pay lot entrance is located at the lower level, west side.
  • The event is free and registration is required.

Please register here.




January 17, 2019
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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Nelson Hall 3400 (Auditorium)
2801 Founders Drive
Raleigh, NC 27695
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