Dr. Oel Wingo earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Florida and has more than 25 years of management experience in the public sector including extensive collaboration with private sector entities. She has provided training and given presentations both nationally and internationally on a wide range of topics from governance and management to current issues in education.
An accomplished writer, her works have appeared in a number of scholarly journals. Following Hurricane Katrina, Wingo’s personal journal containing a description of her experiences as team leader of an emergency response team was published in local newspapers. Dr. Wingo maintains a number of professional organization memberships including the International City/County Management Association and the Alliance for Local Government Innovations Group. She also serves on various professional, not-for-profit and civic boards.