Bringing experience that stretches from Cameroon to the Arctic Circle, the 21 new Liberty Fellows are accomplished leaders who have committed to work collectively to push South Carolina toward its full potential. Each new Fellow has logged significant hours engaging on important issues like food and housing access, health care, infrastructure, and the criminal justice system.Their commitment strengthens the collective impact of the network and brings the total number of Fellows to over 300 across the state.
“Representing some of South Carolina’s most important industries and endeavors, these Fellows have a track record of moving the needle,” commented Ann Marie Stieritz, Interim Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Fellowship. “The Liberty Fellowship experience will expand on the creative ideas of a varied group like this to bring a collaborative approach to solving South Carolina’s most pressing challenges.”
For the lifelong program, Liberty Fellowship selects diverse, proven leaders and immerses them in five seminars over 18 months. Through Socratic, round-table discussions, Fellows reflect on what makes a just society, thereby broadening perspectives, crossing traditional barriers to progress, and enhancing their ability to tackle issues. The Globalization Seminar has Liberty Fellows engaging in dialogues on global challenges with Fellows from China, India, Central America, and other international locations. Other key components for each Fellow are being paired with a mentor and undertaking a leadership project aimed at enriching South Carolina.
These are the Liberty Fellows for the Class of 2020:
Betsy Anthony, Chief Operating Officer – Find Great People International; Greenville
Patrick Bryant, Founder & CEO – CODE/+/TRUST; Mount Pleasant
Kenneth Canty, President & CEO – Freeland Construction Company; Charleston
Micah Caskey, Attorney – Caskey Law Firm, PA; Member – S.C. House of Representatives; Columbia
Sherard Duvall, Founder & Executive Producer – OTR Media Group; Columbia
Emily Farr, Director – S.C. Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation; Columbia
Ellis Fisher, Vice President and General Counsel – Inman Mills; Greenville
Michèle Patrão Forsythe, S.C. Family Court Judge – S.C. Judicial Department; Charleston
Jonathan Good, CEO and President – NAI Earle Furman; Greenville
Rozalynn B. Goodwin, Vice President for Engagement – S.C. Hospital Association; Columbia
Robert Hughes, President– Hughes Development; Greenville
Jake Scott, VP Operations/Shareholder – Collum’s Lumber Products, LLC; Maj/Fighter Pilot- 157 FS, South Carolina Air National Guard; Beaufort
Ted Swann, Physician and President – Swann Medicine; Clemson
Lisa Turansky, Chief Strategy Officer – S.C. Coastal Conservation League; Charleston
Amy Fisher Urquhart, CPA, CFP, Managing Partner – WebsterRogers, LLP; Florence
Wade Wallace, President & COO – Tietex International; Greenville
Will Wheeler, Partner – Jennings & Jennings, P.A.; Member – S.C. House of Representatives; Bishopville
Ginny Williams, Attorney – Williams & Williams Attorneys at Law; Orangeburg
J.E.B. Wilson, Managing Partner – Cotton Hills Farm, LLC; Chester
Kimberly Witherspoon, Shareholder – Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, PA; Greenville
Chris Wolfe, Vice President of Quality Engineering – Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Columbia
View detailed profiles at www.libertyfellowshipsc.org/people/fellows.
About Liberty Fellowship
Liberty Fellowship is a statewide leadership initiative founded by Anna Kate and Hayne Hipp, Wofford College, and The Aspen Institute. Through the Fellow program, Liberty Fellowship seeks to inspire outstanding leadership in South Carolina, empowering the state’s leaders to realize their full potential and move the state forward. Fostering a values-based approach, Liberty Fellowship exposes accomplished leaders to diverse perspectives, critical thinking, and intellectual and personal development. For more information, visit www.libertyfellowshipsc.org.