JC Lyle, MBA

JC Lyle, MBA

Executive Director

JC Lyle has served as WARM’s Executive Director since January 2009. Under her leadership, WARM's annual revenue and productivity have more than quadrupled.

Before WARM, Lyle completed subdivision design, rezoning and permitting for commercial and residential development throughout coastal North Carolina.

Lyle earned her Master of Business Administration from UNCW's Cameron School of Business and returned to deliver the keynote address at Cameron’s 2019 Honor Society Induction Ceremony. She has presented workshops on affordable housing, hurricane recovery, and nonprofit management at state-level conferences.

Lyle serves on the Planning Commission for the City of Wilmington and the North Carolina Housing Partnership, the board that oversees the state's housing trust fund.

In 2012, Lyle was named Wilma Magazine's first Woman to Watch in the Nonprofit Category. In 2014, she accepted WARM's Coastal Entrepreneur Award in the Nonprofit Category, given by the Greater Wilmington Business Journal and UNCW’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. In 2018, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Cape Fear Chapter named her Outstanding Fundraiser of the Year.

Check out her Insights Column in the Wilmington Biz Journal!

JC Lyle, MBA