Executive Director
Bell Leader since 1999

Amy Hagen is the Executive Director and is responsible for the inner-workings of Bell Leadership Institute; motivating and guiding the team and developing customized executive education, training, and coaching solutions for our valuable clients.  Amy began her career with the Bell Leadership Institute in May of 1999.  As a 20-year veteran with Bell Leadership Institute, Amy has worked in every client-related position within the organization.  Amy was born and raised in Niantic, CT.  She moved to North Carolina to attend college at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Social Work.  She moved to Durham in 1999, where she currently resides with her husband and two children.  Amy spends her time out of the office with her family and friends as well as traveling and visiting her family vacation home on the North Carolina coast.  She also volunteers for the Durham Summer Swim League, Open Table Ministry, and New Hope Church.  


Loves working out to relieve stress and keep healthy.  She recently found a love of Hot Yoga – something she would have never thought she would enjoy! Lesson learned – always try new things!

Favorite candy is anything pectin based, she has the palate of a 5 years old! She loves gummy bears & worms, twizzlers and Jelly Beans!

Even though Amy spends her days in the land of the Tarheels, she is a devoted Duke Blue Devil fan! If after 20 years Dr. Bell has not converted her, we believe she will always bleed the correct shade of Blue.