Jil Littlejohn

About the Council Member


Born and raised in inner city Atlanta, Georgia, Jil has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Webster University and a Bachelor's 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. She currently serves at the 1st female President and CEO of the Urban League of the Upstate.

Jil is a 2015 Graduate of Municipal Association of South Carolina's Municipal Elected Officials Institute.

She has served as a member of City Council since February 2009. She is the youngest member on council and 1 of 2 minorities.

Awards & Recognition


Jil has been recognized as a:
  • Ebony Magazine Top Young Leader under 30
  • Greenville Chamber of Commerce Young Professional of the Year Finalist
  • Greenville Link Magazine's Top 50
  • Greenville Magazine Top 50 Influential People
  • Greenville's Best and Brightest Under 35
  • Women Making History Honoree

Membership & Community Involvement


Jil has participated in:
  • Connections: Women's Leadership Program
  • Diversity Leadership Academy
  • Leadership Greenville
  • Leadership South Carolina
  • Leadership South Carolina
  • Leadership Spartanburg
  • Women's Campaign School at Yale University
Jil is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and actively involved with numerous nonprofits. She is also the founder of the Talented Tenth Greenville Leadership Conference.