WILMA’s Leadership Institute: Meet Alex Umstead-Wrenn

Snapshot of this year's Leadership Institute members

WILMA’s 2022 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 ALEX UMSTEAD-WRENN.

Alex Umstead-Wrenn

Alexandra Umstead Wrenn Dsc 2095 003Title: VP – Closing

Company: Live Oak Bank

How long have you been with your current employer?: 7 and 1/2 years

Alma Mater: Undergrad: Smith College/Graduate School: UNCG & NCA&TSU

Prior career experience: Before becoming a banker, I was a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and practicing psychotherapist.

Current job responsibilities: I currently lead a group of leaders within the SBA Closing Team. My responsibilities include ensuring that they have the support they need, providing guidance and mentorship, and facilitating their growth, both personally and professionally. I also manage the relationships with our outside legal firms, the largest group of vendors at the bank along with several other duties.

Hobbies: I teach and practice hot yoga. My family and I love the water and spend as much time as possible outside enjoying our beautiful surroundings. I also sit on two non-profit boards and am the president for one. I am a Guardian ad Litem as well.

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