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Adie Shimandle

Executive Director, Technical College System of Georgia

Adie Shimandle


National Artificial Intelligence Institute -  Adult Learning and Online Education

Founding member and part the executive board of the National Science Foundation funded National AI ALOE Institute. The Institute is made up of researchers and scholars from Harvard, Georgia Tech, Vanderbilt, Georgia State, Technical College System of Georgia, and NC State.  Mission is to create individualized artificial intelligent tutors to assist every student in learning. 

Technical College System of Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia 30345
Executive Director - 15 Years

  • Research technologies of the future for curriculum consideration
  • Design TECH Talks for Leadership conference hosting entrepreneurs, corporate CEOs, and key market-makers of disruptive technologies  (self-driving cars, nanobots, CRISPR, vertiports, etc.)
  • Co-host statewide leadership conference for 500 attendees
  • Responsible for developing a local board certification program for the state’s 22 technical colleges
  • Interface with Congressional representatives and their staff on policies that impact TCSG
  • Design and author Statewide Directory of local board policies
  • Work in collaboration with 22 college presidents on local board development
  • Public Speaking professional

CARE USA, Atlanta, Georgia 30303
National Manage of Premier Relationships
July 2003 – December 2007

  • Assessed and developed mid-level philanthropic program to attract sustaining revenue
  • Built CARE brand awareness through interpersonal relationships with donors
  • Prepared monthly analytics of donor programs using wealth overlay prospecting
  • Established policy and procedures for crisis management implement

NORTEL NETWORKS, Alpharetta, Georgia
Chairman – Employee/External Affairs Department; Employee Liaison to Nortel Executive Team, 1995-2002

  • Selected by Nortel Management to participate in Leadership North Fulton out of a candidate pool of 3,200 employees
  • Board of Director’s Habitat for Humanity North Fulton – 2000-2004
  • Hosted Governor Barnes at Nortel campus events
  • Developed Nortel’s United Way Campaigns 
  • Managed the build of two Habitat homes
  • Recruited and led an army of volunteers to construct two playgrounds in Alpharetta, Ga.
  • Created, first Community Partner’s Fair at the citywide event called the “Taste of Alpharetta”
  • Created Nortel Holiday Tree of Caring for underserved families in Alpharetta, Ga
  • Lead educational, civic and entertainment programs for campus of 3,200 employees

Business Analyst/Marketing Manager – Corporate Accounts
April 1998 – December 2002

  • Responsible for over $100M in revenue tracking, forecasting and reporting for Vertical Markets in North America
  • Collaborated with Senior Management to produce Optical Networks’ Quarterly Marketing Investment Reports
  • Analyzed and authored divisional forecast

National Marketing Manager – State Networks
April 1993 – April 1998

  • Analyzed optical network routes and provided solutions for State Networks customers
  • Corporate representative at national telecommunication’s trade shows
  • Managed key relationship-building opportunities with government officials
  • Authored internal White Paper on distance learning

Project/Program Manager New York City Transit Project
April 1988 - April 1993

  • Managed critical and complex optical network implementation in the New York Transit System.
  • Negotiated vendor supply agreements
  • Ensured turn-key compliance to engineered specifications
  • Built relationships with New York Transit State officials
  • Brought project in “on-time” and “on-budget”
  • Represented Nortel Networks at distinguished conferences, such as Distance Learning conference, Intelligent Vehicle Highway Society

Manager – Bid Management
April 1984 - April 1988

  • Managed all aspects of national bid management division – staffing, operations, strategic and tactical planning


University of Georgia – Go Dawgs!
B.S. in Education, Instructional Psychology and Training
GPA 3.49
Selected by UGA faculty as one of two student speakers for Graduation Reception (400 attendees)
Member National Scholars Honor Society
Member Golden Key
Profiled in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, May 10, 2007 for graduating along with my  daughter – Teanna Shimandle Wilson who received  First Honor Grad distinction

State College of Florida (formerly Manatee Jr. College)
Major – Education
College Athlete – Softball (Pitcher), Volleyball and Basketball.
Team placed sixth in the nation for Volleyball  at 1974 AIWA Tournament in Battle Creek, Michigan (AIWA precursor to NJCAA)


  1. National Honor - Chosen as one of Two Thousand Notable American Women for authoring White Paper on Distance Learning – 1993
  2. Recipient of Numerous corporate awards from Nortel Networks
  3. Represented Nortel Networks at State and National Events.
  4. Leadership North Fulton graduate – Class of 2000
  5. Gold Award – Teamwork CARE – 2006


Vice President Shiloh Community Foundation board – Created the Taste of Shiloh Event.  Created the Spirit of Learning Scholarship Award
Vice President Shiloh High School Soccer Association

Community Recognition.  Profiled in the media outlet Snellville Patch as the “Wednesday Woman”

Personal interest:
Running, soccer, golf, enjoy building Habitat homes (built seven)

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