Michael E. Campbell, CEO & President
Michael Campbell is the CEO and President of the top national company, Leather Italia USA. Michael has served on the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center at UNC Medical Center Advisory Board for Twelve years. He resides in Wilmington, NC and grew to know the Burn Center and its staff as a result of a home accident that caused severe burns and placed his daughter, Taylor Campbell, in their care. Later, Michael created and launched the "Taylor Campbell Pledge Fund" that is active through the UNC Burn Center and has raised funds annually that support care and research. He has also participated in supporting the Burn Center family waiting areas by donating leather furniture. He has served as past President for associations such as Christian Life Council and has contributed hours of work in various charitable events including Habitat for Humanity, Red Knight's annual fund drive, Play for Emily, and Hope Abounds Cancer Network. He helped organize a recent event in Wilmington, North Carolina, "Chords for a Cause" that featured Taylor Campbell and her story. The proceeds were raised in an effort to launch an aftercare burn facility in Wilmington that will serve Southeastern North Carolina.
Michael has also worked with the UNC Children's Hospital and participated on the "Roof Top program" and has supported a number of other events, including "Pinwheels for Promise". He has spoken nationally about his family's story and journey and the courage of his daughter, Taylor Campbell. Michael has worked with the UNC Athletic staff to heighten awareness of the UNC Burn Center at every home UNC football game and the kids' captain programs. He continues to be an avid supporter of the Burn Center Advisory Board and carries a deep attachment to the UNC Burn Center family.
Michael is married to Teressa and they have three daughters, Brooke, Morgan, and Taylor.