WILMA’s Leadership Institute: Meet Rachel LaCoe

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 RACHEL LACOE.

Rachel LaCoe

Rachel Lacoe Dsc 1978003Title: Senior Long Range Planner

Company: New Hanover County

How long have you been with your current employer? 2.5 Years (December 2019)

Alma Mater: BA – SUNY Oswego; MPA – Marist College

Prior career experience: City of Wilmington, Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity, Cape Fear Literacy Council

Current job responsibilities: Leading the long range planning team, including the newly created housing team, to implement New Hanover County’s Comprehensive Plan and other projects and initiatives that promote more efficient development patterns within unincorporated New Hanover County.

Hobbies: Painting, cooking, exploring local craft breweries and restaurants

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