At-Large Director 2018-2021
Whitni Wilson-Wertz embodies The Junior League’s mission and vision in all of her professional life and nonprofit work. A strong leader who engages others, builds trust and adeptly balances tradition and progress, Whitni is an expert in identifying opportunities, gathering and analyzing resources and bringing about positive change.
A member of the Junior League of Charlotte, NC since 1999, Whitni has played a variety of key leadership roles in her local League. During her tenure as President and President-Elect, Whitni received the Teen Health Connection Award for Excellence in sustained service to adolescents. She also established the League’s mentoring program, staff training and appreciation program and its budget/finance task force. The League proudly received three Emmy Award Nominations and one Emmy Award for From the Heart, a documentary they created to advocate against bullying. She currently sits on the League’s Foundation board.
Whitni has been a significant force at AJLI through both service and direct action as evidenced during her term as a member of the Governance Committee and as the Committee’s internal workgroup chair 2016-2017.
Whitni has extensive nonprofit and civic experience outside The Junior League, including co-chairing the US Attorney’s Office Human Trafficking Task Force. She has had significant impact as a board member of Leadership Charlotte, Good Friends, Inc., Sugar Creek Charter, Child Care Resources and the Arts and Science Council, among others.
Professionally, Whitni is Senior Manager, Contract Logistics Center Project Management Team at United Technologies–Otis Elevator where she oversees strategic coordination of the company’s high rise project management team.
Whitni graduated from Clark Atlanta University’s Graduate School of Business with a Master of Business Administration, a BS from the University of California, and Project Management Certification from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.