WILMA’s Leadership Institute: Meet Leigh Everette Milligan Sullivan

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.


Leigh Everette Milligan Sullivan

Leigh Everett Milligan Sullivan Dsc 2314 002Title: Co-Owner

Company: Real Green Turf LLC

Years at company: 11 years

Alma Mater: Bachelor of Arts at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Master of Arts at Savannah College of Art and Design

Previous Work Experience: Art Instructor at Jesse Mae Monroe Elementary 2002-2004 (Shallotte, NC), Community Relations Director at Communities In Schools 2005-2007 (Southport, NC), English Language Teacher 2007-2008 (Okinawa, Japan), Marketing Director at The Drawing Center 2008-2010 (New York City, NY), Sales Associate at Olive & Bette’s 2010-2011 (New York City, NY), Adjunct Art Instructor at Brunswick Community College 2011-2015 (Bolivia, NC)

Current Job Responsibilities: As Co-owner of Real Green Turf LLC, I am responsible for sales and marketing, managing a sales team that takes orders and organizes deliveries, accounts payable and receivables,  payroll, accounting and bookkeeping, hiring new employees, and office management. 

Hobbies: Drawing, Painting, Hiking, Exercising (Yoga, Orange Theory, Running), Live Music

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