WILMA’s Leadership Institute: Meet Katherine Corpening

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 KATHERINE CORPENING.

Katherine Corpening

Corpening KatieTitle: Assistant Public Defender

Company: NHC Public Defender Office

How long have you been with your current employer?: 7 years

Alma Mater: Wake Forest University/Campbell School of Law

Prior career experience: legal assistant at Public Defender Office

Current Job Responsibilities: I represent indigent clients on misdemeanor and felony charges.  I am also responsible for representing clients in Community Recovery Court (substance abuse treatment court) and Community Empowerment Court (mental health court).

Hobbies: I enjoy reading and participating in book clubs, as well as listening to podcasts. I try to take advantage of any good weather and spend time outside with my family.

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