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Joan G. Wilmer

Born in Roosevelt, New York, raised in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, and having lived in the world's busiest cities; Ms. Wilmer maintains an interest in passing along the lessons she has learned from her humble beginnings and journey as a corporate leader.

As a top priority, Ms. Wilmer leverages her experiences personally and professionally to mentor rising women and minorities in business in addition to advocating for various causes in her Metropolitan Washington, D.C. and Maryland communities.

Ms. Wilmer is also an Entrepreneur. As an investor and co-owner of multiple franchises located in Maryland and West Virginia, she leverages her expertise and network to support aspiring business owners.


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  • Masters Business Administration (MBA)

    University of Texas at Dallas

  • Bachelors of Science - Social Work

    Norfolk State University


  • Current Member of the Board of Visitors

    Norfolk State University

  • Former Norfolk State University Foundation Board Member

    Norfolk State University

Professional Experiences

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Community and Professional Involvement

Professional Accomplishments

A well-respected visionary, Ms. Wilmer's 20-years in Corporate America as a leader for some of the most respected brands has positioned her to be a highly regarded expert in the human capital management arena. Ms. Wilmer's accomplishments are expansive — from leading Caesars Entertainment’s largest and most successful recruitment effort that resulted in over 40,000 applicants and over 2,000 hirees at their new construction venture in Baltimore, Maryland to creating Citigroup’s Employment of Choice strategy in 13 South African countries plus a signature leadership development program in Singapore — she has done it all.

Her commitment to excellence has been nationally recognized throughout the years, resulting in awards from Toyota (“President’s Award”), Citigroup (“Circle of Leadership Award”), EBONY Magazine (“Top 30 Under 30 Leaders”), DiversityInc Magazine (“Leaders Rising”), Baltimore Business Journal (“Top 40 Under 40 Leaders”), Black Enterprise Magazine (“On the Move”) among a host of others.

Ms. Wilmer is a member of the following organizations: Society for Human Resources Management, the National Black MBA Association, Incorporated and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and Executive Leadership Council Institute Fellows.

Ms. Wilmer's professional experiences have placed her in many diverse geographies and cultures to include (domestically) New York City, Virginia, Maryland, Washington D.C, Illinois, Atlanta, Texas, (internationally) Sub-Saharan Countries South Africa, Singapore, Brazil, and Europe.



  • The Board of Governors at the Federal Reserve System

    Human Resources Business Partners and Strategic Initiatives

  • CBRE

    Greater Southeast Region Human Resources Manager

  • Caesars Entertainment

    Vice President of Human Resources

  • American Red Cross

    Director of Human Resources

  • Toyota

    CSC Eastern Region Human Resources Leader

  • Citigroup

    Vice President of Human Resources, Assistant Vice President of Human Resources, Senior Human Resources Generalist, Global Human Resources Management Associate (HRMA)

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