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David Dukes, Jim Lehman, Tim Madden, and David Wilkins
Selected as Liberty Fellowship Mentors

December 22, 2014
David E. Dukes , James K. Lehman , Timothy E. Madden , David H. Wilkins


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GREENVILLE, South Carolina (December 18, 2014) – Drawing from their own business success and life experiences, the 21 Mentors announced today for Liberty Fellowship’s 11th class play a key role in each Fellow’s seminar experience. Through regular meetings, shared insight and thoughtful introductions, Mentors help guide Fellows as they navigate moving from success to significance and making a greater impact in South Carolina.  

“South Carolina has a deep well of incredibly accomplished leaders from which to draw for these senior advisors roles, including those selected this year,” commented Hayne Hipp, who co-founded Liberty Fellowship with his wife, Anna Kate. “Pair each one with a Liberty Fellow in the class of 2016, and you have a dynamic duo working to make this state better.”

Liberty Fellows are selected, in part, for their potential to make an impact at the state level. Matching them with a Mentor who has traveled this path is one part of the Liberty Fellowship experience. Fellows also attend four seminars over two years, including the Aspen Institute Globalization Seminar, which places them with Fellows from similar programs around the world.  One of the main functions of the mentor relationship is to provide principled guidance to the Fellows in their personal project, the final component of the program.

Executive Director Jennie Johnson added, “We track progress of these relationships closely and have noted over the last few years that it is a mutually beneficial, give and take relationship. The Fellow and the Mentor learn from each other and encourage one another to move from thought to action to move South Carolina forward.”

These are the Mentors for the Liberty Fellowship Class of 2016:

Judith M. Davis, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary at  BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina – mentoring Iris Griffin, Director of Audit Services for SCANA Corporation

Randy Dobbs, CEO of Matrix Medical Network – mentoring Sammy Riddle, CEO of M33 Integrated Solutions

David Dukes, Partner and member of the Executive Committee, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP – mentoring J.C. Glick, Lt. Colonel & Director of Victory College, United States Army

Sam Erwin, Chairman, President & CEO of The Palmetto Bank – mentoring Thomas R. Young, IV, President of Young Office

Karen Floyd, CEO & Founder of The Palladian Group – mentoring Margaret Young, Partner and Market Team Leader for PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLC

Jane Frederick, Principal of Frederick & Frederick Architects – mentoring Lisa Hayes, Executive Director of the Chatham County Safety Net Planning Council

Dan Johnson, Solicitor – Fifth Judicial Circuit, Richland and Kershaw Counties – mentoring Moir Donelson, President of Devro, Inc.

Pamela P. Lackey, President of AT&T South Carolina – mentoring Laura Basile, Neonatologist with Palmetto Health Richland

Jim Lehman, Managing Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP – mentoring Christian Soura, Interim Director of the S.C. Department of Health & Human Services

Tim Madden, Attorney & Managing Partner/Greenville office – Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP – mentoring Rob Morgan, Physician with Greenville Anesthesiology, PA

Bill Mahoney, CEO of the South Carolina Research Authority – mentoring Ann Marie Stieritz, President & CEO of the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness

Bill Medich, Executive Vice President/Charleston Regional President of South State Bank – mentoring Bruce Ovbiagele, Chairman of the Department of Neurology at MUSC

Barbara Melvin, SVP/External Affairs at the South Carolina Ports Authority – mentoring Bridget Laird, CEO of WINGS for Kids, Inc.

Frank Mood, Retired attorney with Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A. and SCANA Corporation – mentoring Marlon Kimpson, Partner with Motley Rice LLC and State Senator

Jim Newsome, President & CEO of the South Carolina Ports Authority – mentoring David Koysza, Senior Counsel with The Boeing Company

Jane F. Pressly, Owner of Furman-Pressly Consulting, LLC – mentoring Andrea Meade, Principal with Brentwood Road Ventures

Sue Priester, President of Cliffwood Enterprises – mentoring Adela Mendoza, Executive Director of the Hispanic Alliance of South Carolina

Megan Riegel, President & CEO of the Peace Center for the Performing Arts – mentoring Lee Yarborough, President & Shareholder of Propel HR

Susie Shannon, General Counsel for Lake City Partnership Council – mentoring Nikki Hall, Commissioner & Chair of the South Carolina Public Service Commission

Chad Walldorf, Chairman of the South Carolina Board of Economic Advisors and Managing Partner, Eighty-Six, LLC – mentoring Sean Bennett, President/CEO of Asset Integration Consultants, Inc. and State Senator

David Wilkins, Former U.S. Ambassador to Canada and Partner with Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP – mentoring Rick Reames, Director of the South Carolina Department of Revenue

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About Liberty Fellowship 

Liberty Fellowship is a statewide initiative that seeks to inspire outstanding leadership in South Carolina, empowering the state’s young leaders to realize their full potential. Fostering a values-based approach, the Fellow program exposes leaders to diverse perspectives, critical thinking, and intellectual and personal development. Established in 2004 and including over 230 Fellows from across South Carolina, the program is a collaboration of co-founders Anna Kate and Hayne Hipp, Wofford College and The Aspen Institute.