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2014-15


Wilkins Awards Dinner 2015

The Riley Institute Distinguished Speakers and Panelists 2014-15

  • Patricia Adams, Executive Director, Probe International
  • Constance Anastopoulo, Associate Professor of Law, Charleston School of Law
  • Scott Andresen, Founder, Andresen & Associates P.C.
  • Danny Avula, M.D., Deputy Director of the Richmond City Health Department
  • Bill Barnet, CEO of Barnet Development Corporation and former Mayor of Spartanburg
  • Hunt Batjer, M.D., Co-chair of the NFL’s Head, Neck and Spine Committee
  • Representative Kenny Bingham, South Carolina House of Representatives
  • Russell W. Booker, Superintendent of Spartanburg County School District Seven
  • Elizabeth Burke Bryant, Executive Director, Rhode Island KIDS COUNT
  • Representative Gilda Cobb-Hunter, South Carolina House of Representatives
  • Janelle Cousino, Vice President, FowlerHoffman
  • Elizabeth Davis, President of Furman University
  • Susan DeVenny, Director, SC First Steps to School Readiness
  • Dawn Dowden, VP of Operations, Homes of Hope
  • Terri Ferinde Dunham, Partner, Collaborative Communications
  • Timothy L. Epstein, Partner, SmithAmundsen
  • Ron Fairchild, President and CEO, Smarter Learning Group
  • Phil Feisal, CEO, Spartanburg Regional Health System
  • Melanie Gearheart, Location Manager, South Carolina Job Connection
  • David Geier, Jr., M.D., Director, East Cooper Sports Medicine
  • Senator Lindsey Graham, United States Senate
  • Nikki Haley, Governor of South Carolina
  • Tammi Hart, Executive Assistant, Day & Zimmerman
  • Stevan Harrell, Professor of Anthropology, Environmental and Forest Science, University of Washington
  • Patricia de Stacy Harrison, President and CEO of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting
  • Russell Stall, Executive Director, Greenville Forward
  • Holly Hollman, General Counsel of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty
  • Matteel Jones, Vice president for Student Services, Greenville Technical College
  • Paula A. Kerger, President and CEO of Public Broadcasting Service
  • Ray Lattimore, Founder and CEO of Marketplace Staffing Services
  • Jennifer Lawson, Senior Vice President for Television and Digital Video Content, Corporation for Public Broadcasting
  • Speaker Jay Lucas, South Carolina House of Representatives
  • Deborah McKetty, Executive Director of CommunityWorks Carolina
  • Curt McPhail, President of Greenlab Strategies
  • Adela Mendoza, Executive Director, Hispanic Alliance
  • Andrew Mertha, Professor of Government and Director of the China and Asia Pacific Program, Cornell University
  • Andrew Michta, M.W. Buckman Distinguished Professor of International Studies at Rhodes College
  • Alan C. Milstein, Attorney and Shareholder, Sherman Silverstein Attorneys at Law
  • Carolyn Murray, News Anchor and Journalist, WCBD TV Channel 2
  • Robert Musil, President and CEO of the Rachel Carson Council
  • Carol Naughton, Senior Vice President, Purpose Built Communities
  • Linda O’Bryon, President and CEO of South Carolina ETV
  • Jennifer Peck, Partnership for Children and Youth
  • Megha Parekh, Senior Vice President and General Counsel for the Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Erik Peterson, Vice President of Policy, Afterschool Alliance
  • Terry Peterson, Director of the Afterschool and Community Learning Network, College of Charleston
  • Karen Pittman, Forum for Youth Investment
  • Mark Quinn, Director of Public and Member Relations for the Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina
  • Robert Raiola, C.P.A., Sports and Entertainment Group Manager, O’Connor Davies LLP
  • Glenis Redmond, Poet-in-Residence, The Peace Center
  • Dick Riley, former U.S. Secretary of Education and former governor of South Carolina
  • Sarah Sattelmeyer, Senior Associate in Family Financial Security at The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Bob Schieffer, award-winning journalist and author and host of CBS’ Face the Nation,
  • Jim Sinegal, Co-Founder and Director of Costco Wholesale Corporation
  • Senator Vincent Sheheen, South Carolina Senate
  • Tony Thomas, President of the Northside Neighborhood Association, Spartanburg
  • Representative Christine Trujillo, New Mexico House of Representatives
  • Jennifer Turner, Director, China Environment Forum, Woodrow Wilson Center
  • Beth Unverzagt, Network Lead, OregonASK
  • Daniel Wallach, Shareholder, Becker & Poliakoff
  • David Wilkins, Former US Ambassador to Canada, former Speaker of the South Carolina House of Representatives
  • Anna Wishhart, Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Rick Kowalski
  • Eddie Willson, Project Manager, Summer Dreamers Academy
  • David Wood, Senior Vice-President for Development at Wofford College
  • Cindy Youssef, Clinical University Liaison, Greenville Health System
  • Warren K. Zola, Chair, Boston College’s Professional Sports Counseling Panel & Executive Director of the Office of Corporate and Government Affairs