Macon woman tapped for Leadership Georgia program

alopez@macon.comJanuary 13, 2014 


Pilar Wilder, right, teaches African dance in her studio on Vineville Avenue. Wilder said that Macon has allowed her to be exactly who she wants to be as a dancer and artist.


A local entrepreneur, Pilar Wilder, will represent Macon as the city’s only delegate for the Leadership Georgia Class of 2014. The 42-year-old statewide leadership program trains and builds a network of leaders from across the state in different occupations and is affiliated with the Georgia Chamber of Commerce.

The leadership training program, which runs from January to November, provides 63 chosen participants various sessions throughout the year on issues affecting the state.

This year’s class is focused on “The State of Giving.”

Wilder, a Wesleyan College alumna, is the owner of Hayiya Dance Theatre and is the performance arts technology consultant and dance instructor at Westside High School. She is a member of the Museum of Arts and Sciences executive board as well as the Middle Georgia Food Bank, Cirrus Education, Tattnall Square Center for the Arts Programming Advisory and Friends of Historic Tattnall Square Park boards.

Wilder was a member of the 2012 Leadership Macon graduating class.

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