Jil has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Webster University and a Bachelors of Arts in Intercultural Studies for Business from Wofford College (2001) with studies at the Universidad de Sevilla in Seville, Spain. Jil is fluent in Spanish and studied Japanese.
Born and raised in inner-city Atlanta, Georgia, Jil’s love of Greenville convinced her parents and her oldest brother to make Greenville their home as well. She currently serves as the Executive Director/CEO for the YWCA of Greenville. She is serving her second term on Greenville City Council. She is the youngest member on council and one of two minorities.
Jil has been recognized by the Greenville Cultural Exchange Center as a 2011 Women Making History Honoree, 2011 Public Servant of the Year, Greenville Magazine Top 50 Influential People 2009, Ebony Magazine 2009 Top Young Leader under 30, Greenville Chamber of Commerce Young Professional of the Year Finalist, Greenville Link Magazine’s Top 50, and Greenville’s Best & Brightest Under 35. Jil has participated in Leadership South Carolina, Diversity Leadership Academy, Leadership Greenville, Connections: Women’s Leadership Program, and the Women’s Campaign School at Yale University. She served four (4) years as a national officer for the National Urban League Young Professionals (NULYP). Jil is also involved with the United Way, MLK Dream Weekend, Greenville Forward and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.