WILMA’s Leadership Institute: Meet Samantha Cleary

Snapshot of this year's Leadership Institute members

WILMA’s 2021 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 SAMANTHA CLEARY.

      Samantha Cleary

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Title: Director of Advancement and Engagement

Company: paws4people foundation

How long have you been with your current employer? 5 years

Alma Mater: University of North Carolina Wilmington

Prior career experience:

-Marine mammal Training & Husbandry  

-Program manager, Public Awareness 

-Director, Puppy Development 

Current job responsibilities: My current position responsibilities with paws4people include marketing, public relations, public speaking, and donor acquisition. I continue to work hands-on with our Assistance Dog Training Process and our Client Training Process. 

Hobbies: When I am not working you can find me baking, working out, spending time with my dogs, or at the range in marksmanship competitions with my dad.

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