WILMA’s Leadership Institute: Meet Christina Hallingse

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 CHRISTINA HALLINGSE.

Christina Hallingse

Christina Hallingse Dsc 1598 002Title: Communications Manager

Company: North Carolina State Ports Authority

How long have you been with your current employer? Since November 1, 2021.

Alma Mater: Appalachian State University (undergraduate and graduate school)

Prior career experience:

  • Public Information Officer, Asheville Police Department (2015-2021)
  • Public Information Officer/Grants Administrator, Charlotte Fire Department (2014-2015)
  • Public Information Officer, Henderson County Government (2009-2014)

Current job responsibilities:

  • I manage day-to-day public relations for the North Carolina State Ports Authority (NCSPA). This includes marketing and advertising for existing and potential new customers, managing brand standards, sharing the economic impact of NCSPA with the community and stakeholders, and interfacing with media representatives.


  • I have two little kids, 5 and 2.5, so they keep our week nights and weekend full.
  • I love the outdoors! My husband, children and I recently relocated from the Asheville area to Wilmington, so we traded mountain hiking for weekend morning on the beach.
  • I love a good podcast.
  • Actively giving back to the community I live, work and play in.

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

Want more WILMA? Click here to sign up for WILMA newsletters and announcements.

Categories: Women to Watch