DR. MACEL ELY serves as Director of the Naifeh Center for Effective Leadership (NCEL) at the University of Tennessee’s Institute for Public Service. The purpose of the NCEL is to provide training and professional growth to leaders at all levels, from the emerging supervisor to the experienced senior executive. Prior to coming to serve in this role, Dr. Macel Ely, served as training manager for the University of Tennessee’s Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS). During that time, Dr.
Don Green became the Executive Director for the LEIC on December 1, 2009. Don Green joined the LEIC in April 2008 when he retired as Deputy Chief of Police with the Knoxville Police Department, having served there since 1979.