WILMA’s Leadership Institute: Lauren McKenzie

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 LAUREN MCKENZIE.

Lauren McKenzie

Lauren Mckenzie Story

Title: Executive director

Company: Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity

How long have you been with your current employer? Four years

Alma Mater: North Carolina State University

Prior Career Experience: Director of finance & operations – Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity
Tax manager – Adam Shay CPA, PLLC
Senior tax associate – Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP

Current job responsibilities: “As executive director, I am responsible for the effective and efficient financial, operational, and administrative management of Cape Fear Habitat. Accountable to the Board of Directors to meet the strategic goals of Cape Fear Habitat to serve our community. Direct the organization to fulfill the mission of bringing people together to build homes, communities, and hope.” 

Hobbies: Reading, trying new recipes, researching the next travel adventure, and spoiling my dogs (Sandy & Salty). 

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