WILMA’s Leadership Institute: Meet Liz Peterson

Snapshot of this year's Leadership Institute members

WILMA’s 2020 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 LIZ PETERSON (Other class members will be profiled in future articles.)


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Title: Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development

Company: N.C. Cooperative Extension in Pender County

How long have you been with your current employer? 3 years

Alma Mater: University of Nebraska – Lincoln

Prior Career Experience: Extension assistant, 4-H Youth Development at Nebraska extension – Douglas-Sarpy Counties; extension assistant, FCS & 4-H Youth Development, Nebraska Extension – York County; graduate assistant at Ruth Staples Child Development Lab UNL East Campus; extension intern, Nebraska Extension – Platte County

Current job responsibilities: As the 4-H Youth Development Agent in N.C. Cooperative Extension in Pender County, my responsibilities are to manage the county 4-H program. I am an educator, who uses fun, hands-on, experiential learning programs to inspire youth to reach their full potential and develop life skills. I plan and implement educational programs for youth ages 5-18, manage adult and youth volunteers, train volunteers, supervise staff and interns, provide school enrichment programs in the classroom, provide programs in the after-school setting, manage grant-funded programs, including our Juntos 4-H Club and the Empowering Youth & Families Program, input demographic data, and much more!

Hobbies: Attending concerts, playing sports, traveling, going to the beach, reading, going to museums, and spending time with friends and 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

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