WILMA’s Leadership Institute: Meet Melissa Atkinson

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 MELISSA ATKINSON. (Other class members will be profiled in future articles.)


Melissa Atkinson

Title: Associate Attorney

Company: Rountree Losee LLP

How long have you been with your current employer? A little over a year

Alma mater: North Carolina State University for undergraduate degree and Campbell University for Juris doctor

Prior career experience: Before joining Rountree Losee I was a partner at a law office in Duplin County North Carolina

Current job responsibilities: As an attorney, I mainly advise my clients on different courses of action and then prepare the necessary legal paperwork to accomplish my client’s goals. I work mostly in estate law where I draft wills and trusts and help clients to navigate the probate process.

Hobbies: I enjoy reading books and spending time at the beach.


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