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Diversity Leaders Initiative Participants

Craig Ascue
Mt. Pleasant, SC
Associate; Business Owner
Avision Young Commercial Real Estate
Explorers
Edie Blakeslee
Charleston, SC
Vice President Grantmaking and Community Leadership
Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina
Explorers
Terri Boone
Allendale, SC
Director
Leadership Institute at USC Salkehatchie
Team Hot Spot
Amy Brennan
Charleston, SC
Executive Director
Center for Women
Wake Up Carolina
Laura Bright
North Charleston, SC
Vice President, Marketing and Communications
Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce
Team Leverage
Margie Bright Matthews
Walterboro, SC
Attorney; State Legislator
Bright Matthews Law Firm, LLC
Wake Up Carolina
Patrick Bryant
Mt. Pleasant, SC
Partner
Bidr
Explorers
Sara Clow
Charleston, SC
General Manager
Coastal Conservation League - GrowFood
Wake Up Carolina
Melissa Crosby
Walterboro, SC
Principal
Colleton County High School
Team Hot Spot
Merridith Crowe
North Charleston, SC
Chief Operating Officer
Trident United Way
Barbara Dilligard
Charleston, SC
President and CEO
Karaton Services, LLC
Kathryn Diminich
Charleston, SC
Senior Manager
Elliott Davis Decosimo
Wake Up Carolina
Mica Dolan
Summerville, SC
Corporate Contracts Manager
Advanced Technology International
Explorers
Laura Evans
Charleston, SC
Partner
Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP
Susan Gaddy
Mt. Pleasant, SC
Managing Partner
The Gaddy Law Firm
Team Leverage
Shawan Gillians
Moncks Corner
Associate General Counsel
Santee Cooper
Team Leverage
Reggie Gosnell
Conway, SC
Chief of Police
City of Conway
Explorers
Anton Gunn
Charleston, SC
Chief Diversity Officer & Executive Director of Community Health Innovation
MUSC
Team Leverage
Jackie Heyward
Hollywood
Mayor
Town of Hollywood
Explorers
Brian Hicks
Charleston, SC
Columnist
The Post and Courier
Blan Holman
Charleston, SC
Managing Attorney
Southern Environmental Law Center
Anthony Jackson
Mt. Pleasant, SC
CEO, Roper St. Francis Mt. Pleasant Hospital; VP Roper St. Francis Health System
Roper St. Francis Health System
Wake Up Carolina
Brent Jonas
North Charleston, SC
Director, Stakeholder Relations
Charleston Regional Development Alliance
Team Leverage
Rodell Lawrence
St. Helena Island, SC
Executive Director
Penn Center Inc.
Team Hot Spot
Lottie Lewis
Allendale, SC
City Council Woman/Commmunity Leader
Town of Allendale
Team Hot Spot
Christiann Marcum
Mt. Pleasant, SC
Member
Richardson Patrick Westbrook & Brickman, LLC
Caroline Mauldin
Charleston, SC
Executive Director
South Carolina Future Minds
Team Hot Spot
Rick Maxey
Conway, SC
Superintendent
Horry County Schools
Explorers
Jim May
Napa, CA
Chief School Officer
New Tech Network
Team Hot Spot
Amanda McNulty
Sumter, SC
Host and Producer, Making It Grow; Extension Agent
SCETV; Clemson University/Clemson Extension Sumter County
Wake Up Carolina
Michael Boulware Moore
Charleston, SC
President and CEO
International African American Museum
Sally Newman
Charleston, SC
Executive Director
Charleston Legal Access
Team Leverage
Weston Newton
Bluffton, SC
Partner; Representative
Jones, Simpson & Newton, PA; SC House of Representatives
Team Hot Spot
Don Pratt
Mt. Pleasant, SC
General Manager
WCBD-TV
Team Leverage
Carl Ritchie
Mt. Pleasant, SC
Chief of Police
Town of Mount Pleasant
Wake Up Carolina
Jeannine Smalls
Beaufort, SC
Pastor
Grace Chapel AME Church
Team Hot Spot
Tiffany Spann-Wilder
North Charleston, SC
Attorney
Spann Wilder Law, LLC
Wake Up Carolina
Jeff Tibbals
Charleston, SC
Attorney
Nexsen Pruet, LLC
Explorers
Marjory Wentworth
Charleston, SC
South Carolina Poet Laureate
The Art Institute of Charleston
Explorers
Loren Ziff
Mt. Pleasant, SC
Principal
Eastrock Properties, LLC
Team Leverage
Nancy Zisk
Charleston, SC
Professor of Law
Charleston School of Law
Team Leverage