Wendi Carpenter

Wendi Carpenter

Wendi B. Carpenter is a principal and founder of Gold Star Strategies, LLC, a consulting company providing services in strategic planning, organizational transformation, risk assessment, human capital and corporate governance, which position she has held since January 2012. Ms. Carpenter served as the Tenth President and Special Envoy and Advisor of the State of New York (SUNY) Maritime College from August 2011 to January 2014. From 1977 until 2011, Ms. Carpenter served as a Naval Officer in the U.S. Navy, during which she commanded or was the deputy in multiple organizations which oversaw worldwide maritime and air operations, logistics, manpower, installation and facilities management, and training of forces. Ms. Carpenter also served in key advisory roles and board positions with private, education and government organizations. Ms. Carpenters career in the U.S. Navy culminated in the rank of Rear Admiral.


Ms. Carpenter holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Georgia and a Master of Arts in International Relations from Salve Regina University, and is a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Naval War College. Ms. Carpenter has also completed numerous executive courses in business, organizational transformation and diplomacy, including the Capstone Program at the National Defense University and the Senior Policy Course at the NATO School.


The board selected Ms. Carpenter to serve as a director because of her extensive experience with government agencies and the DoD, work with disruptive and leading edge technologies, and decades of senior leadership and management experience in large and complex organizations with global reach.