Wilkie holds a Bachelor of Applied Business degree in Business Administration.
Wilkie began her career in research in 1989 with a product, research and development company in Benton Harbor, MI. From there, she took her services to Whirlpool Corporate Center in the product research and marketing area where she worked directly with the company’s major products division. Upon entering the Minnesota area, Wilkie transferred interests to the recruiting sector and has been working with CLA Executive Search at first as the Research Consultant and then progressing to Operations Director and assisting Managing Principal, Jan Kruchoski, for the past 17 years. CLA Executive Search conducts leadership searches in both the public and private sector across a broad range of industries and functional areas nationwide with an emphasis on small to medium, privately-held organizations. CLA Executive Search specializes in senior management (C-level, Presidents, Vice Presidents, Directors, etc.) as well as trustee searches.
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She is personally and professionally committed to community outreach and civic service by being actively involved with the American Cancer Society, Urban Ventures and Junior Achievement.