Richard (Dick) Wilkerson retired as Chairman and President of Michelin North America in December 2011 after nearly 32 years with the Company. Prior to this role, he held several senior positions with Michelin including Chief Operating Officer for the company’s North American Specialty Tire Product Lines and Executive Vice President of Human Resources. During his career, Mr. Wilkerson worked in Michelin operations in France, Scotland and North America.
Rep. Chandra Dillard was elected to represent House District 23 in 2008. Previously, she was a member of Greenville City Council for nine years. She served on the first female majority City Council for the City of Greenville. Ms. Dillard was also the first woman elected from her District to serve on City Council. After a distinguished service record on City Council, Chandra ran for and was elected to the South Carolina Statehouse.
Robert Hughes III serves as President of Hughes Development Corporation (HDC), a 74-year-old, family-owned real estate development firm based in Greenville, SC. HDC has developed and owned projects across the southeast in virtually all product types. Over the last 20 years, HDC has refined its focus to mixed-use, urban developments with an emphasis on place-making.
Marjorie R. Jenkins, MD MEdHP FACP, joined the UofSC School of Medicine Greenville as Dean from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas, where she was a Professor of Medicine and the founder of the Laura Bush Institute for Women's Health, a biomedical research and health education institute spanning across five health professionals' schools and six campuses. She also served as the Director of Medical and Scientific Initiatives for the FDA Office of Women's Health, where she provided sex and gender scientific expertise within scientific programs. In addition to her medical degree from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee, Dr. Jenkins holds a degree in Chemical Engineering and a Master of Education in the Health Professions (MEdHP).
Ms. Lou Kennedy is President, Chief Executive Officer and Owner of Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation. She joined Nephron Pharmaceuticals in 2001, and accepted the position of President and Chief Executive Officer in September 2007. Having held a variety of marketing and operational roles during her career; one notable achievement at Nephron was creating a national sales force, a rarity in the pharmaceutical industry. In the years following, this helped Nephron Pharmaceuticals grow by 300% and increased shipped product to one billion doses each of the last seven years.
Dr. Anne Graham Masters is a retired physician based out of Greenville, South Carolina. She is the former medical director and owner of the Perinatal Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. Most recently, she served as a volunteer physician at the Greenville Free Medical Clinic.
Virgil Miller is president of Aflac Group Insurance Company and executive vice president, chief operating officer of Aflac U.S. Mr. Miller is responsible for the strategic leadership and execution of the Aflac Group P&L along with leading operations for Aflac U.S. comprised of sales operations, service operations, information technology, data, analytics, innovation and the customer experience.
Bob Morgan is the President and CEO of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, the leading voice for business in South Carolina. Since stepping into the role in April 2021, Bob has spearheaded the SC Chamber’s operations and advocacy to ensure efforts are laser-focused on the Chamber’s vision – to make South Carolina’s economy the most vibrant in the United States, creating opportunity and prosperity for all.
Dr. Lisa Saladin, PT, Ph.D., FAPTA, is the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). In this capacity, she serves as the chief academic officer of the university with administrative oversight and leadership over all six colleges (Medicine, Dental Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Health Professions and Graduate Studies), the Hollings Cancer Center, the Offices of Research, Education Innovation and Student Life, Educational Planning and Effectiveness, Global Health, Innovation, Humanities and the MUSC Library. She directs a total budget of approximately 40 million dollars, including the university strategic investment fund, which is used to finance strategic priorities for the university. Prior to serving in this role, Dr. Saladin was dean of the College of Health Professions at MUSC where she has been a faculty member for the last 32 years. Dr. Saladin earned a Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation (Physical Therapy) and a Master of Science in Anatomy (Neuroscience) from the University of Manitoba in Canada and a Doctor of Philosophy in Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern University in Florida.
John Singerling serves as the chief network officer at One Medical. Prior to One Medical, he served for nine years as president of Prisma Health-Midlands/Palmetto Health, where he led more than 12,000 team members who served in five acute-care hospitals and over 125 ambulatory locations.
Dr. Sherrill currently serves as Associate Vice President for Health Research at Clemson University and Chief Science Officer at Prisma Health Upstate. She is a Provost Distinguished Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at Clemson and an adjunct professor of the USC School of Medicine Greenville. She has worked in health administration at the Medical College of Georgia and has served as a health management consultant to numerous organizations. Dr. Sherrill’s research spans diverse disciplines, including medical and health management education, health finance and policy. She is a South Carolina Liberty Fellow and serves on the boards of NAMI Upstate and Goodwill Industries of the Upstate/ Midlands.
Shawn Stinson, M.D. serves as the senior vice president of healthcare innovation and improvement for BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina. Until December of 2014, he was the chief quality & patient safety officer of Palmetto Health, the largest integrated healthcare system in the midlands of South Carolina. In addition, he continues to serve as a clinical associate professor of medicine with the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.
Inez Tenenbaum practices law at Wyche, P.A. in both the Columbia and Greenville, South Carolina offices. She practices in the area of consumer product safety and advises clients on matters involving the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and other regulatory bodies, including product testing and certification, compliance programs, risk assessment and management, regulatory oversight, product reporting and recalls and litigation. Ms. Tenenbaum also provides consulting services on education policy for regional and national organizations whose mission is to provide a quality education for all children.