WILMA’s Leadership Institute: Kate Oelslager

Snapshot of this year's Leadership Institute members

WILMA’s 2021 Leadership Institute, an annual nine-month program, gives area women the opportunity to learn from leaders in the region, visit a range of local companies, and serve as each others’ personal board of directors.

The program is part of WILMA’s Women to Watch Leadership Initiative, created to help develop more women leaders in our area.

Meet institute member KATE OELSLAGER.

Kate Oelslager

Kate Oelslager Story

Title: Associate director of communications, project delivery process and systems optimization

Company: PPD

How long have you been with your current employer? less than a year

Alma Mater: Western Carolina University

Prior Career Experience: Communications and outreach coordinator, New Hanover County; senior manager of media relations; N.C. Department of Health and Human Services. 

“With New Hanover County, I assisted with the development and implementation of far-reaching communications campaigns for disaster management and recovery, community planning, policy implementation, and public health practices, including comprehensive communication planning and execution during the COVID-19 pandemic.” 

Current job responsibilities: Develop and execute communications and change management solutions for continuous improvement. 

Hobbies: Cooking, outdoor activities, and DIY home improvement projects.

To learn more about WILMA’s Leadership Institute and Initiative, go to wilmamag.com/women-to-watch.

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Categories: Women to Watch