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Diversity Leaders Initiative Participants

Jerry Adger
Columbia, SC
Inspector General
South Carolina Department of Corrections
Why Columbia
Maria Arroyo
Lexington, SC
Parent Educator
Lexington School District 1
David Blackmon
Hartsville, SC
Chair
South Carolina State Board of Education
Heather Brandt
Columbia, SC
Assistant Professor
University of South Carolina, Arnold School of Public Health
Katie Brochu
Columbia, SC
Superintendent
Richland School District 2
Keeping the Promise
Dee Crawford
North Augusta, SC
President
D & G Management
Susan DuPlessis
Columbia, SC
Statewide Arts Participation Program Director
South Carolina Arts Commission
Keeping the Promise
Bill Evans
Beaufort, SC
Chair
Beaufort County School District
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Johnny Gasser
Columbia, SC
Partner
Harris & Gasser, LLC
Helen Grant
Columbia, SC
Chief Diversity and Multicultural Inclusion Officer
Richland School District Two
Preston Gray
Norwood, NC
Site Manager
Michelin North America, Inc.
Keeping the Promise
Joan Hoffman
Columbia, SC
Chief Operating Officer
The Children's Trust of South Carolina
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Tommy Lavender
Chief Operating Officer
Member`
Nexsen Pruet, LLC
Why Columbia
Dwayne Mazyck
Columbia, SC
Attorney
Childs & Halligan
Darion McCloud
Columbia, SC
Creative Director and Founder
NiA Theatre Company
Chad Melvin
Columbia, SC
Second Vice President, Human Resources
Aflac
Chakisse Newton
Columbia, SC
President
Cardinal Consulting
Why Columbia
Bill Painter
Sumter, SC
Owner
WTP Consulting
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David Pankau
Columbia, SC
President and CEO
BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
Why Columbia
Ben Rex
Columbia, SC
CEO
Cyberwoven
Why Columbia
Billy Richardson
Pinewood, SC
Member
Clarendon County Council
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Bea Rivers
Summerton, SC
Community Leader
Summerton, SC
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Cameron Runyan
Columbia, SC
At Large City Council Member
City of Columbia
Keeping the Promise
Amy Shumaker
Columbia, SC
Executive Producer of Content
SCETV
Why Columbia
Dwight Stewart
Manning, SC
Chairman
Clarendon County Council
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Ann Marie Stieritz
Columbia, SC
President and CEO
New Carolina - SC's Council on Competitiveness
Katherine Swartz
Columbia, SC
Vice President, Talent and Leadership Development
Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce
Keeping the Promise
Sam Tenenbaum
Columbia, SC
President
Palmetto Health Foundation
Gloria Bromell Tinubu
Conway, SC
Economic Consultant
Conway, SC
Keeping the Promise
Jane Turner
Rock Hill, SC
Executive Director
Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention and Advancement
JoAnn Turnquist
Columbia, SC
President and CEO
Central Carolina Community Foundation
Why Columbia
Dan Unumb
Lexington, SC
Executive Director of Autism Legal Resource Center
Autism Speaks
Lisa Waddell
Columbia, SC
Deputy Director, Preventive Services
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
Ken Walden
Salisbury, NC
Associate Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling/Director of Supervised Ministry Program
Hood Theological Seminary
Cynthia Warrick
Orangeburg, SC
Interim President
South Carolina State University
Keeping the Promise
Vee Watson-Smith
Cheraw, SC
Director of Institutional Advancement
Northeastern Technical College
Sue Williams
Columbia, SC
CEO
The Children's Trust of South Carolina
Cynthia Wilson
Orangeburg, SC
Superintendent
Orangeburg Consolidated School District 5
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