Steve Parrott is an award-winning business executive with more than 25 years of success in advancing key performance objectives in both the non-profit and private business sectors.

He formerly served as the Senior State Executive for the Carolinas Region for Embarq Corporation (a Fortune 500 telecommunications company). His career in the telecommunications industry included 27 years in various senior leadership positions with both Sprint and Embarq.

Parrott joined WakeEd Partnership in 2010 and has a demonstrated passion for public education.  He has held numerous leadership roles on education boards and committees, including the North Carolina Business Committee for Education, the North Carolina Community College Foundation, the North Carolina eLearning Commission and the Education Committee for the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce.

A 1975 graduate of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, he is a member of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Board and he is a past chairman of the North Carolina Telecommunications Industry Association and the North Carolina Technology Association.

Parrott and his wife, Judy, have lived in Raleigh since 1993. His two children attended Wake County Public Schools, graduating from Leesville Road High School.

Steve Parrott


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