WILMA’s Leadership Institute: Meet Emily Byrum

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 EMILY BYRUM.

      Emily Byrum

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Title: Assistant Capital Defender

Company: Office of the Capital Defender

How long have you been with your current employer? Since April 2020

Alma Mater: Marquette University 2006 and Valparaiso University School of Law 2008

Prior career experience:

-Assistant Public Defender at the New Hanover County Office of the Public Defender 2009-2020 

Current job responsibilities: I represent indigent people charged with first-degree murder throughout southeastern North Carolina.

Hobbies: My hobbies are traveling, gardening, DIY projects, and paddleboarding.

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