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Sandy Nunn, DM, MBA, BS

  • Board of Directors, Member

  • Board of Directors, Executive Committee - Member

  • Subject Matter Expert:  Organizational Leadership and National Security

Dr. Sandra Nunn serves as an Executive Committee Board member, and National Security Specialist for NJCDLP.  As a well-rounded executive with more than 31 years combined experience in private industry, government, and diplomacy, Dr. Nunn possesses a wealth of knowledge in organizational leadership, global management, project management, and business development in multicultural environments.  During her career, she has served as a business executive, project manager, engineer, MBA, diplomat, entrepreneur, federal agent, international investigator, goodwill ambassador, and humanitarian.  Her most noteworthy experiences include service on two diplomatic tours on behalf of the U.S. Government to Eastern and Western Europe during the UN Sanctions against Serbia in 1994-1995.   
Dr. Nunn also served as a highly-decorated federal agent with the U.S. Customs Service where she enforced federal laws regarding money laundering, narcotics smuggling, and arms smuggling.  Her investigations have been featured in TIME and Businessweek as well as other national media.  Because of her extensive experience in different disciplines, Nunn possesses unique skills and qualifications as a leader, visionary, problem-solver, and communicator to achieve results.  Her exemplary work has earned her more than 26 awards from the FBI, the U.S. Customs Service, the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Organizational for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), foreign governments, and private organizations.  She has appeared extensively in the national and international media, testified before the U.S. Senate, and was also featured as a guest speaker at prestigious Smith College.  In addition, she previously served on the Board of Directors for an international public company as well as an international nonprofit organization.
Currently, Dr. Nunn serves as an executive with two consulting firms.  She also holds executive and board member positions with several non-profit organizations.  In addition, Dr. Nunn serves as a Research Affiliate with the Center for Educational and Instructional Technology Research at University of Phoenix and a Research Fellow for the university.  Further, she is an Editor and Reviewer for the Cogent Business & Management journal published in the UK by Taylor & Francis.  She was Guest Editor for a special Symposium for the Journal of Leadership Studies published in the US by Wiley.  Dr. Nunn’s work has been published in several peer-reviewed journals published by Wiley as well as a scholarly book by Springer and a scholarly book by Routledge.


Dr. Nunn holds two graduate degrees:  a Doctor of Management (DM) in Organizational Leadership and an MBA in Global Management, where she graduated with highest honors. She also holds a BS in Electronics Engineering Technology and an AA in General Studies.  For her outstanding work and contributions, Sandy was accorded lifetime membership in Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society in Business as well as the International Women’s Leadership Association.  She was also bestowed the honor of being a Kentucky Colonel with The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels by the Governor of Kentucky for her dedication to public service.  Currently, Dr. Nunn is working on scholarly publishing projects and also intends to publish a book regarding her work during the international UN sanctions in the Balkans. Through her collaborative efforts, Dr. Nunn intends to establish a humanitarian foundation to commence work on more than 200 humanitarian and green energy projects in the international community in the future.