Fiona Baxter is the associate executive director for NC State Industry Expansion Solutions (IES) and the assistant director of the NC Manufacturing Extension Partnership. Dr. Baxter provides leadership in several areas including the IES Evaluation Center which conducts performance evaluation, research, planning and assessments 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 and in strategic planning and assessment. She holds a Ph.D. in public administration from NC State University and a M.S. in anthropology from East Carolina University.