• 2023 Class of Leadership Wilmington

    2023 Class of Leadership Wilmington
    Carson Porter
    Wilmington Hammerheads Youth FC, Executive Director
    McKay Siegel
    East West Partners, Project Manager
    Amy Schaefer
    Lee Kaess, PLLC, Attorney
    Ashley Wells
    University of North Carolina Wilmington, Associate School Director, School of Health and Applied Human Sciences
    I serve in the role of Associate School Director for Quality Assurance and Associate Professor of Practice in the School of Health and Applied Huma...
    Brian Rector
    Coastal Beverage Co., Inc., CFO
    Corey Douglas
    Clancy & Theys Construction Company, Project Manager
    Zedrick Applin
    nCino, Head of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Community
    I currently serve as the Head of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Community for nCino.  In my role, I am in charge of our corporate DEI strategy & i...
    Heather McWhorter
    UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Executive Director
    Heather is the Director of the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) (uncw.edu/cie). CIE ...
    Josh Hallingse
    Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, VP, Small Business Retention & Expansion
    Suzanne Jalot
    Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry, Chief Development Officer
    Graham Elmore
    Vantaca, Director of People + Culture
    Graham Elmore is the Director of People + Culture at Vantaca. Vantaca is a fast-growing, Wilmington based, fintech company that provides a cloud-...
    Tony Hamric
    Liberty Senior Living, Financial Manager
    Erin Easton
    Cape Fear Community College, Workforce Training Coordinator
    Kevin Crane
    WHQR Public Radio 91.3 FM, General Manager
    Marien Stark
    Live Oak Bank, Business Banking Manager
    Amber Walters
    Monteith Construction Corp., Integrated Marketing Manager
    Alex Bouknight
    The Carousel Center, Finance Manager
    Matt Bramstedt
    LS3P Associates LTD., Architect + K-12 Sector Leader
    William Brown
    GE Aerospace, Lead Manufacturing Specialist
    Paul Ragan
    GE Hitachi, Sr Quality Manager - Business Process Management
    Paul Ragan is a Wilmington, NC native and attended Laney High School.  After earning his Industrial Engineering degree from North Carolina State Un...
    Matthew Tulipani
    Piedmont Service Group, Business Development
    Patrice Faison
    New Hanover County Schools, Chief Academic Officer
    I am the Chief Academic Officer for New Hanover County Schools. My primary responsibilities include overseeing academic programs and policies. Be...
    Kirsti Smith-Reives
    Novant Health, Director of Business Partner Consulting, Coastal Market
    Julian Williams
    StepUp Wilmington, Senior Talent Manager
    Jason Lovelace
    Thomas Construction Group, LLC, Project Executive
    Hunt Harris
    Law Firm Carolinas, Associate Attorney
    Thom Moton
    City of Wilmington, Deputy City Manager
    Max Nunez
    New Hanover County Public Library, Librarian
    Leslie Irving
    City of Wilmington, Lieutenant/Public Information Officer
    Kellie Lewis
    Customers Bank, VP Commercial Relationship Manager
    Dory Weiss
    VIIZR , Head of Product
    Emma Ericksen
    Thomas Construction Group, LLC, Marketing Coordinator