Fiona Baxter is the Associate Executive Director for NC State Industry Expansion Solutions. Dr. Baxter provides leadership in the development of an IES Evaluation Center, which will conduct performance evaluation, research, planning and assessment for both educational and workforce development programs. She also directs and oversees all activities associated with planning, pursuing, securing and managing external grant awards to support and enhance the organization’s strategic goals. Dr. Baxter has extensive experience in developing, securing, managing and evaluating grants. She holds a Ph.D in Public Administration from NC State University and a Master’s Degree in Anthropology from East Carolina University.