Carol Mabe is an independent consultant in brand development and strategic marketing for both business and higher education. A former marketing executive, president and CEO, she was a leader in the apparel industry for more than three decades, helping build some of the world's most recognized consumer brands including Hanes, Hanes Her Way, L'eggs, Victoria's Secret, Lee, Wrangler and Russell Athletic.
Mabe is the chair of the Merchandising Advisory Board in the College of Human Ecology at ECU. She has served on the Executive Committee of the Kennesaw State University Foundation Board of Directors in Atlanta, the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association International in West Palm Beach; the Board of Directors of P.E.4LIFE in Washington, D.C.; the Executive Committee of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Board; and chair of the East Carolina University Foundation Board of Directors. Mabe also served as co-chair of the Atlanta Local Organizing Committee for the 2003 National NCAA Women's Final Four Basketball Championship.
She is a magna cum laude graduate of ECU, where she was awarded the Outstanding Alumni Award in 2002.