Highly respected administrator Dr. Ingrid Wicker McCree has joined the leadership team of The PICTOR Group leadership team, Founder and CEO Cary Groth announced.

Wicker McCree will work with athletic departments and organizations with team leadership development and retreats, program reviews, group dynamics/team building programming and staff onboarding as part of her work with The PICTOR Group.

After her career as a volleyball student-athlete at George Washington University, Wicker McCree began her professional career as a two-sport coach at North Carolina Central University. The three-time CIAA Volleyball Coach of the Year, she became the first coach in school history to win conference championships in multiple sports with NCCU's first conference titles in softball (1998) and volleyball (1999, 2004, 2005).

After coaching, Wicker McCree became the first female to hold the permanent title of the Director of Athletics at North Carolina Central University in 2008. One of the longest-tenured athletic directors in NCCU history, she led the university’s successful reclassification to Division I FCS membership, which included developing and implementing the first long-range strategic plan for the transition. Upon her retirement in 2022, she oversaw the development of a new strategic plan, Era of Excellence, 2020-25. She has also served in various leadership positions on local, regional and national boards, including the Durham Sports Commission, the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame, FCS Football Regional Ranking Committee, and the NCAA Division II Volleyball Committee, NCAA Research committee, and most recently the NCAA Division I Council. In recognition of her achievements, an endowed scholarship was established in her name at NCCU: the Ingrid Wicker McCree Legacy Endowed Scholarship Fund.

Wicker McCree has been recognized for her career accomplishments with induction into four Halls of Fame. She has been honored as a student-athlete, coach and administrator by the C.E. Jordan High School Hall of Fame, John B. McLendon Hall of Fame (CIAA), the George Washington University Athletics Hall of Fame and most recently the NCCU Alex Rivera Hall of Fame.

“I am overjoyed for the opportunity to work with The PICTOR Group,” Wicker McCree said. “I have always known Cary, Carolyne, Sandy and Dianne as role models as a female administrator. Knowing their history and success and admiring them from afar, I am excited to work with them. We have worked so hard in our careers to get to this point, and I look forward to working with schools and programs.”

The PICTOR Group offers consulting services in Strategic Visioning and Planning, Program Assessments and Reviews, Sports Performance, Executive Search/Onboarding/Executive Coaching and Culture Assessments and Development. The PICTOR Group’s leadership team includes three former NCAA Division I Athletics Directors and a Division I Conference Commissioner. The PICTOR Group offers a unique blend of exceptional talent, expertise and experience and a team that is passionate for visionary and ethical leadership in intercollegiate athletics. To date, The PICTOR Group has successfully worked with over 100 clients in intercollegiate athletics.

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