Teaming Up

Meet NHC's assistant county managers

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Last month, JESSICA LOEPER became the latest addition to New Hanover County’s top management team. Loeper (right), who had served as the county’s chief communications officer, was named assistant county manager.

She joins TUFANNA BRADLEY (from left) and LISA WURTZBACHER, the two other assistant county managers who work alongside county manager CHRIS COUDRIET.

Loeper began working for the county’s communications and outreach office in 2016 and became head of that department in 2019.

“For the last seven years, I’ve been fortunate to develop relationships with so many people throughout our community and within our organization, as our communications team collaborated to share the important work going on in the county,” she says.

A Wilmington native, Loeper is a graduate of WILMA’s Leadership Institute, the UNCW/NHC SERVE Professional Development Academy, and UNCW’s Academy for Strategic Management.

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