Ann Marie Stieritz Named to 11th Class of Liberty Fellows

New Carolina president & CEO Ann Marie Stieritz has been named to the Liberty Fellowship Class of 2016. The 22 new Fellows were selected from over 400 nominations and represent all areas of South Carolina.

“Every one of these Fellows comes into the program with a strong sense of civic responsibility and proven willingness to tackle tough problems,” said Hayne Hipp, who co-founded Liberty Fellowship with his wife, Anna Kate. “While they are exceptionally accomplished today, we expect great things out of their seminar experience and commitment to South Carolina over the long term.”
For the lifelong program, Liberty Fellowship recruits diverse leaders and immerses them in four seminars over a two-year period. Fellows reflect on what makes a just society, thereby deepening knowledge, broadening perspectives and enhancing their capacity to solve the problems leaders face in this state. During the Globalization Seminar, Fellows interact with Fellows from the Aspen Global Leadership Network in locations such as South Africa, Jordan, India and China. During the first two years of the program, each Liberty Fellow also is paired with a mentor and commits to a personal leadership project focused on South Carolina.
“Peppered heavily with leaders who have built successful models to address some of society’s greatest challenges, the Class of 2016 is creative and energetic,” added Executive Director Jennie Johnson. “They will be a force in South Carolina individually and perhaps even collectively.”
These are the Liberty Fellows for the Class of 2016:
Laura Basile, Neonatologist – Palmetto Health Richland; Columbia
Sean Bennett, SC Senator, President/CEO – Asset Integration Consultants, Inc.; Summerville
Moir Donelson, President – Devro, Inc.; Columbia
J.C. Glick, Director of Victory College – United States Army; Fort Jackson
Iris Griffin, Director of Audit Services – SCANA Corporation; Cayce
Nikki Hall, Commissioner & Chairman – SC Public Service Commission; Columbia
Elisabeth (Lisa) Hayes, Executive Director – Chatham Cty. Safety Net Planning Council; Bluffton
Marlon Kimpson, SC Senator, Partner – Motley Rice Law Firm; Charleston
David Koysza, Senior Counsel – The Boeing Company; North Charleston
Bridget Laird, CEO – WINGS for Kids, Inc.; Charleston
Andrea Meade, Principal – Brentwood Road Ventures; Greenville
Adela Mendoza, Executive Director – Hispanic Alliance of South Carolina; Greenville
Rob Morgan, Physician – Greenville Anesthesiology, PA; Greenville
Bruce Ovbiagele, Chairman, Department of Neurology – MUSC; Charleston
Rick Reames, Director – SC Department of Revenue*; Columbia
Rick Redden, President – Wells Fargo South Carolina; Charleston
Sammy Riddle, CEO and Co-founder – M33 Integrated Solutions; Greenville
Christian Soura, Deputy Chief of Staff – SC Office of the Governor; Columbia
Ann Marie Stieritz, President & CEO – SC Council on Competitiveness; Columbia
Lee Yarborough, President & Shareholder – Propel HR; Greenville
Margaret Young, Partner & Market Team Leader – PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLC; Spartanburg
Thomas R. Young, IV, President – Young Office; Greenville
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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. Fostering a values-based approach, Liberty Fellowship exposes rising leaders to diverse perspectives, critical thinking, and intellectual and personal development. For more