Charleston, SC—First Tee – Greater Charleston (FTGC) is kicking off 2023 with enhanced board support. Seven new Directors joined the organization last month including Keith Barringer, Cynthia Hubbard-Schools, Pam Kennedy, Kelly Lyle, Jim Mackey, Kelvin Moore, and Nick Schumacher.
New board members will join an active group of 14 returning members, bringing the Board of Directors total to 21.
Keith Barringer is a retired Senior Managing Director from Accenture where he was a founding partner. He joined Accenture in 1986 after graduating from UNC Chapel Hill and was promoted to partner in 1996. During his 35-year tenure with the firm, he held various leadership roles around the world and worked in 28 countries.
In November 2020, Keith founded Abbotts Drive Advisory, a firm committed to helping C-level leaders and boards capture the opportunities enabled by the digital revolution.
In addition to being an enthusiastic supporter of First Tee – Greater Charleston, Keith has been involved with Atlanta’s High Museum of Art, the Network of Executive Women, and Consult Your Community at Georgia Tech, where he was the founding. Keith is also a founding sponsor of the Last Mile Partnership, an innovative venture between The Coca-Cola Company, the Gates Foundation, Yale University, USAID and Accenture that streamlines medical supply distribution in Africa.
Keith and his wife Julie have three children – Alex, Grayson, and Jack. In his free time, Keith enjoys tennis, golf, soccer/football (Fulham FC season ticket holder), collecting wine, photography, reading, East Coast hip hop, and spending time with family and friends.
Cynthia Hubbard-Schools grew up in South Carolina (Aiken, Orangeburg, and Charleston). She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in English from the College of Charleston and spent most of her life as a legal assistant. She began her career in Columbia and returned to Charleston after accepting a position with The McNair Firm. Cynthia assumed the role of Judicial Legal Assistant to The Honorable P. Michael Duffy at the US District Court in 1995 and retired in 2018.
Cynthia splits time between San Francisco and Charleston where she enjoys spending time with her three children and three grandchildren. She and her husband, Scott, love traveling, good food, and good wine. Favorite destinations include wine country and Hawaii. Cynthia also enjoys playing golf, tennis, and pickleball.
In addition to First Tee – Greater Charleston board service, Cynthia has been involved in fundraising and event planning for Water Mission International, the American Heart Association, and local schools (Ashley Hall and Porter Gaud).
Pam Kennedy is a retired Physical Educator and Health Teacher. Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, she began teaching after graduating from Morgan State University where she played starting point guard for the lady Bears basketball team. She went on to teach for 38 years and spent 25 of those years coaching varsity basketball.
A lifelong athlete, Pam enjoys working out and loves spending time outdoors—golfing, playing pickleball, hiking, snow shoeing, and trail biking. She picked up golfing in her late 40s and has already scored a hole-in-one at Charleston National Golf Club.
Pam and her husband, Don (also a long-time educator), have a beautiful, blended family of 7 children and 15 grandchildren and an extended family of beloved students.
In addition to First Tee – Greater Charleston board service, Pam is an active member of Charity Missionary Baptist Church in North Charleston.
Kelly Lyle is the Founder and former President of 2 Oceans Promotions, a Promotional Marketing Company.
Kelly attended The Ohio State University and the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music on a vocal scholarship. When Broadway did not call, a love of sport led her to Brendamour Sporting Goods in Cincinnati Ohio where she became the store’s youngest manager. Recruited by Federated Department Stores, she became Divisional Merchandise Buyer for Junior Apparel and Accessories for 15 stores throughout Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.
After relocating to Nashville, Kelly was Director of Customer Service for Mercantile Department Stores Southern Division. As Director, her responsibilities included increasing sales, marketing, recruiting, training and retention of top performers for 13 stores throughout Kentucky, Tennessee, and Alabama.
Kelly’s next move brought her to Aiken, SC, where in 1998 she started 2 Oceans Promotions, an ASI, PPAI, and WBENC Certified Woman Owned Business. Known for creating specific branded merchandise for the Entertainment Industry. 2 Oceans was named one of the top 500 Companies in ASI from 2010-2014. The company became one of 20 Time Warner preferred vendors and garnered 2 ADDY awards during Kelly’s Ownership. The Company was sold in 2014.
Playing competitive golf in the 90s and up until mid 2000, Kelly still has a true love for the game and the people you meet along the way. Golf Memberships include Daniel Island Club, Bulls Bay, Palmetto Golf Club, and Cornerstone Club in Montrose (Telluride) Colorado. Aside from golf, Kelly seeks out 14’ers (hiking) in the summers of Colorado while traveling with husband David. She also is active in the community. Philanthropic interests have included serving on the board for Louie’s Kids and fundraising/volunteering for East Cooper Meals on Wheels.
Jim Mackey is a retired pharmaceutical executive with forty years’ experience with industry-leaders such as Wyeth, Schering-Plough, and Merck. He served in sales, marketing, and general management roles and retired as Merck’s Senior Vice President, North America for Consumer Healthcare in 2014. From 2015 to 2022, Jim led a successful consultancy advising both large multi-national and smaller startup firms in commercial strategy.
Jim was a long-time board member for DARE NJ, an organization providing drug and alcohol resistance education to middle school and high school students, and he has been involved with First Tee since 2009, when his home club, Plainfield Country Club, became the first private club in the nation to host First Tee programming. Jim was instrumental in both individual and corporate fundraising for First Tee – New Jersey, and he helped the chapter produce 40+ college scholarships from PCC membership.
Since relocating to the Charleston Area in 2018, Jim has continued his commitment to First Tee as a volunteer coach. He is also an Ambassador to The Congaree Foundation, serves on the Board of Visitors for his alma mater’s Haub Business School at Saint Joseph’s University, and is a board member of the Center for Marketing Solutions at University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business.
Jim and his wife Mary Ann are blessed with seven adult children who are dispersed throughout the country. Their home on Sullivan’s Island is the family’s gathering place. In retirement, Jim is an avid golfer and an ardent supporter of all things Gamecock athletics.
Kelvin Moore is the Chief Security Officer for The United States Small Business Administration. He resides in Charleston and Washington D.C. and advises SBA program offices in the development of information technology (IT) security and privacy.
Kelvin was born and raised in Greeleyville, South Carolina. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1990 and spent 12 years serving his country in uniform.
In 2002, Kelvin transitioned from the armed forces and was hired as the IT Director for the Suffolk County District Attorney in New York. He went on to hold various senior leadership positions managing diverse teams of personnel in support of National Security Initiatives with the U.S. Department of State, several intelligence agencies, The Department of Defense, and the Defense Information Systems Agency (as part of the Joint Interoperability Test Command).
In 2016, Kelvin assumed the role of Chief Information Officer at Aberdeen Test Center in Maryland, and he relocated to Charleston in 2018 after becoming the Deputy Director of the National Cyber Range Complex.
When Kelvin isn’t working, he enjoys spending time with family and playing golf. He is an enthusiastic supporter of First Tee – Greater Charleston, and in addition to board service, he’s a devoted on-course program volunteer.
Nick Schumacher was raised in Aiken, SC and is a proud graduate of Clemson University. He credentialed as an unlimited general contractor and has held various management and executive roles in real estate development, consulting, and commercial and residential construction. He currently works with the Kessler Collection, as their Corporate Vice President of Construction.
In his spare time, Nick is active in the community, serving on various boards and committees for several youth development programs, Operation Home, and City of Charleston Housing Authority Commission. He enjoys coaching youth sports and has been an active volunteer with First Tee – Greater Charleston for over a decade. Volunteer roles include a previous term as Board Chair and serving as Chair of the GOLF&GALA committee.
Nick has called Charleston home for 20 years. He loves spending time traveling with his wife Katie, chasing his three kids around, and playing and enjoying live music whenever he gets the chance.
For a complete list of Directors and Advisory Board Members, please visit firstteechs.org/about.
About First Tee - Greater Charleston
Established in 2008, First Tee - Greater Charleston serves young people, ages 5-18, from all walks of life. The chapter offers on-course, in-school, and community programs to teach interpersonal skills through the game of golf to more than 17,000 children each year in Charleston, Berkeley, and Dorchester counties.
Visit firstteechs.org to learn more.
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