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Feb 16, 2024

INFO JUNKIE: Brooke Rudd-Gaglie

By Staff Reports, posted Feb 16, 2024

Brooke Rudd-Gaglie Vice President, Director and Practicing Broker, Margaret Rudd & Associates Inc. Realtors Margaret Rudd & Associates Inc. Realtors is a family-owned and operated real estate firm that opened on March 17, 1981.  “We are a full-service property management department that oversees both long- and short-term rentals as well as a ful ...

Jan 19, 2024

INFO JUNKIE: Lisa Leath

By Staff Reports, posted Jan 19, 2024

Lisa Leath Chief People Officer, Vantaca Vantaca provides software for the community management industry (think HOA managers). Leath oversees human resources, shapes company culture, drives employee engagement and develops talent management strategies that attract, retain and develop talent. Leath also started this month as the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce’s bo ...

Dec 15, 2023

INFO JUNKIE: Steven Hill

By Staff Reports, posted Dec 15, 2023

Steven Hill Vice president, Talent Pipeline Development Wilmington Chamber of Commerce Hill was named the chamber’s vice president of talent pipeline development in September. He is tasked with helping to bolster the region’s health care workforce through programming and initiatives.   Technology use for communication and education: “Ema ...

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This past summer, New Hanover County staff, our Board of Commissioners and community partners, along with your input from our Community Survey in 2023, worked to create a new five-year strategic plan that will set the framework for county operations through Fiscal year 2027-28. This is the third strategic plan adopted by our Commissioners, with the first coming back in 2012-17. 
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Nov 17, 2023

INFO JUNKIE: Will Baird

By Staff Reports, posted Nov 17, 2023

Will Baird CEO/Co-founder Boreas Monitoring Solutions Baird’s company is a fertility lab monitoring startup. The Wilmington-based company is a biotech research firm that patented a weight-based system for monitoring liquid nitrogen tanks, commonly used with in vitro fertilization. Favorite apps: Slack – communication with teams; HubSpot – commun ...

Oct 20, 2023

Info Junkie: Jane Tague

By Staff Reports, posted Oct 20, 2023

Jane Tague SVP, Marketing,  Apiture Tague leads marketing for Wilmington-based Apiture, which provides digital banking solutions to banks and credit unions throughout the U.S. With employees around the country, the most common tech tool Tague uses is Zoom. Online reading habits: “I like the variety in my Apple newsfeed – news, health, food, travel, ...

Sep 15, 2023

INFO JUNKIE: Holden Bierman

By Staff Reports, posted Sep 15, 2023

Holden Bierman  Founder and CEO, Coastal Cool Bierman created his Coastal Cool apparel company using recycled fabrics, breezy materials and tropical styles to make swimwear and ready-to-wear beachwear collections.  The teen entrepreneur says he uses technology daily at the core of his lifestyle brand business. “My industry is e-commerce. I built an aut ...

Aug 18, 2023

INFO JUNKIE: Heather Wilson

By Staff Reports, posted Aug 18, 2023

Heather Wilson Executive Director, Cameron Art Museum Wilson took over as head of Cameron Art Museum this summer. She said her focus is on “community engagement, especially on accessibility (reducing barriers to access), inclusivity and collaboration through partnerships while focusing on presenting the highest quality modern and contemporary art in Southeastern No ...

Jun 16, 2023

Info Junkie: Demia Avery

By Staff Reports, posted Jun 16, 2023

Demia Avery Podcast Host/Owner, Whatchu’ Doin’ Wilmington Avery describes her podcast as “designed to highlight the positive people, places and things in our beautiful city of Wilmington.” She regularly reads WILMA and the Greater Wilmington Business Journal “for both pleasure and business.” “I love the stories about the women ...

May 19, 2023

Info Junkie: Robert Parker

By Staff Reports, posted May 19, 2023

Robert Parker Chief Operating Officer, Cape Fear Solar Systems   Parker oversees day-to-day operations for the Wilmington-based company that has installed nearly 4,000 solar systems locally, according to the firm. Regularly reads the Greater Wilmington Business Journal, StarNews and The Surfer’s Journal. Go-to websites are Canary Media, which covers cle ...

Apr 21, 2023

Info Junkie: Khalilah “KO” Olokunola

By Staff Reports, posted Apr 21, 2023

Khalilah “KO” Olokunola Founder, Re-Engineering HR As the founder of a firm that helps companies align their people with their goals and focuses on hiring practices for underserved talent, Olokunola uses technology to stay motivated, connect to colleagues and family and stay up to date with news and industry happenings. Newspapers and magazines she reads ...

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