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Debra Turner Bailey

As chief people officer, Turner Bailey manages policies regarding employment, compensation, and diversity equity and inclusion. She completed one year of service on WFAE’s board of directors before resigning to join the staff.

Turner Bailey spent more than 20 years with Corning Inc., where she worked in human resources and served as global diversity officer. Since 2013, she has worked as a consultant and trainer in the areas of leadership development and diversity and inclusion.

Turner Bailey is on the boards of Children’s Homes of Iredell County, Speak Life and Live, Circle of Giving and the Statesville branch of the NAACP. She has degrees from UNC Greensboro and Cornell University.