Wendy Poteat

Wendy PoteatWendy Kaye Poteat, MPA is the president and CEO of shift_ed (formerly Say Yes Guilford), a local education non-profit organization working to provide access to support services and scholarships to prepare Guilford County Schools’ students for college, career, and life.

Wendy grew up in Caswell County in a little community named Sweet Gum. She spent two years at NC A&T and graduated from Guilford College with a degree in Criminal Justice and African American History.

Her career began at the Greensboro Partnership as the Government Affairs Manager. Then she spent time as COO of A United Community, Director of Government Affairs at the Winston-Salem Chamber, and Executive Director of The Forsyth Promise United Way of Forsyth County. Poteat came to shift_ed in June 2019.

Wendy is a published author and a certified sports mom. She has three sons, PJ, Tré, and Walter, and three dogs, Chocolate, Lola and Marley.

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