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Winli McAnally
CEE Director

Winli McAnally has over 15 years experience in professional development and education of Navy leaders at all levels. Since 2006, Winli has been working at the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Executive Education and helped establish the Navy Executive Development Program. She became the Director of the Center for Executive Education March 2015. In this role, Winli leads a diverse team focused on a comprehensive approach to developing leaders and their teams to enhance strategic organizational effectiveness and readiness. She administers an academic schedule of twenty-five formal courses for the Navy's senior leadership and designs and delivers over twenty ad hoc programs tailored to command requirements. She developed the Tailored Support (TS) course for Flag Officers transferring to new assignments; the unique TS program is acclaimed for streamlining the Flag transition process, better preparing Flags for their next assignment and enabling Flag Officers to more quickly adapt to the demands of their new commands. She and her team also develop customized Command Leadership Team courses that effectively accelerate strategic alignment and team development.

Winli is certified in a number of executive coaching tools, and serves as a facilitator for various executive-level education workshops offered to senior Navy leaders and their teams around the country.

Prior to joining CEE, Winli served as the Deputy Director of the EMBA program in the NPS Graduate School of Business and Public Policy and supported the International Defense Acquisition Resource Management Program in the School of International Graduate Studies.

Ms McAnally received her undergraduate degree from University of Virginia and holds a Master's degree in Marine Sciences and Oceanography from University of San Diego. She spent over five years conducting biological and ecological research in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada and Mono Lake, CA; and served two years in Alaska on the NOAA Ship RAINIER as a senior survey technician.