Liberty Fellowship is under the leadership of a new board of directors.
Liberty Fellowship is a South Carolina program dedicated to developing the skills of the state's young leaders. The program uses a values-based approach and encourages critical thinking and personal development. It was founded by Anna Kate and Hayne Hipp of Wofford College and The Aspen Institute. Seven new members were named to the fellowship's board; Hipp serves as chair emeritus.
Board members are Michael Johnson, chair, president and CEO of Cox Industries Inc., Orangeburg; Russell Booker, vice chair, superintendent of Spartanburg School District 7; David Dukes, partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, Columbia; Sam Erwin, United Community Bank Regional President for Upstate South Carolina in Greenville; Julie Medich, shareholder with Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd in Charleston; Dr. Faith Polkey, chief of pediatrics with Beaufort-Jasper-Hampton Comprehensive Health Services Inc.; and Luanna Runge, president and CEO of Liberty Fellowship in Greenville.
“This is a group of accomplished, yet unique individuals who have shown a relentless drive to push South Carolina to its potential,” Runge said. “That is the vision for Liberty Fellowship, and their tremendous experience and expertise will be of great benefit to the organization.”
The new directors will begin serving their terms in the fall.
“We are enormously grateful to our founding board members,” Hippsaid. “Under their guidance, Liberty Fellowship has grown from a concept to a breathing, active network of 250 leaders representing diverse perspectives but with a shared goal of a stronger South Carolina.”