Monthly Archives: February 2013

Charles Bolden

NASA Administrator, Major General U.S. Marine Corps (retired)


Bio

Hometown: Columbia, South Carolina
Education: B.S. Electrical Sciences, U.S. Naval Academy; M.S. Systems Management, University of Southern California; United States Naval Test Pilot School
Occupation:NASA Administrator, Major General U.S. Marine Corps (retired)
Other Notables:Member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., veteran of the Vietnam War and Operation Desert Thunder, Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (2) Distinguished Flying Cross
Website: www.nasa.gov


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Phil Noble Commentary

Col. Bolden is about reaching for the stars – literally. His life should be an inspiration to every child in the state.

Hayne Hipp

Former CEO, Liberty Corporation (1979-2005), Founder, Liberty Fellowship

Bio

Hometown: Greenville, South Carolina
Education: B.A. Washington and Lee University; M.B.A. Wharton Graduate School of Business, University of Pennsylvania
Occupation:Former CEO, Liberty Corporation (1979-2005), Founder, Liberty Fellowship
Other Notables:Trustee of the Aspen Institute and former trustee of the Palmetto Business Forum, Greenville County School District, the National Urban League, Washington and Lee University, and the South Carolina Research Authority, Former Chair of South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, Former Chair of Peace Center For Performing Arts
Website: www.libertyfellowshipsc.org

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Phil Noble Commentary

Hayne is a South Carolina hero – he has used his economic success to build bridges and help young leaders learn how to rise above the petty politics that is holding us back.

Ken Canty

Owner, President, CEO; Freeland Construction

Bio

Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts
Education: B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Occupation:Owner, President, CEO; Freeland Construction
Other Notables:Member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.; American Society of Civil Engineers, Society of American Military Engineers, National Society of Professional Engineering, South Carolina Society of Professional Engineers, Charleston Civil Engineers Club, Unites States Judo Association
Website: www.freelandconstruction.com

What do you think of Ken’s advice to young folks that are trying to change the system or do something non-traditional?
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Phil Noble Commentary

Our state’s economic success in the future is depends on new entrepreneurs like Ken. South Carolina needs 1,000 Ken Cantys.

Kerri Forrest

Owner, Social/Creative, Director of Institutional Advancement, American College of the Building Arts, Journalist, Producer, Media Consultant

Bio

Hometown: James Island, South Carolina
Education:  B.A. Biological Sciences, minor: Communication, Clemson University; M.A. Interactive Journalism, American University
Occupation: Owner, Social/Creative, Director of Institutional Advancement, American College of the Building Arts, Journalist, Producer, Media Consultant
Other Notables: Two-Time Emmy Award Winning Producer (NBC News); Joan S. Barone Award for Excellence in Washington Based National Affairs and Public Policy Broadcasting; Board Member, Charleston Area YWCA
Website: www.kerriforrest.com

Do you agree with Kerri’s views on what South Carolina needs to do for the entire state to become world class?
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Phil Noble Commentary

Kerri represents the next generation of great
South Carolinians – young, smart, savvy and comfortable working at a world class level.

Brad Wyche

Executive Director, Upstate Forever

Bio

Hometown: Greenville, South Carolina
Education:  B.S. Geology and Environmental Science, Princeton University; M.A. Natural Resource Management, Yale University; J.D., University of Virginia
Occupation: Executive Director, Upstate Forever
Other Notables: Named one of Greenville’s 50 Most Influential Persons; recipient of the 1997 Environmental Awareness Award from the South Carolina General Assembly; 2001 Southern Environmental Leadership Award from the Southern Environmental Law Center; co-author of the South Carolina Bar Association’s Environmental Law in South Carolina; 2006 Honorary Doctorate in Humanities from Furman University
Recommended Reading: Last Child In The Woods – Richard Louv
Website: The Economic Impact of South Carolina’s Natural Resources

Do you agree with Brad’s view that we should make the protection of South Carolina’s natural resources a top priority?
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Phil Noble Commentary

Brad has a special reverence and passion for protecting our state’s natural environment and his work has benefited literally everyone in this state.

Josephine Humphreys

Novelist, Humanitarian Educator

Bio

Hometown: Charleston, South Carolina
Education:  A.B. Duke University; M.A. Yale University and University of Texas
Occupation: Novelist, Humanitarian Educator
Other Notables: Has authored four books: Dreams of Sleep (1984), Rich in Love (1987). The Fireman’s Fair (1991), Nowhere Else on Earth (2000)
Website: My Kind of Town: Charleston, South Carolina


What do you think about Josephine’s views of how we should nourish the Arts in South Carolina so that we truly achieve the level of “World Class” that we desire?
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Phil Noble Commentary

South Carolina’s great strength lies in the heart and soul of our people and Josephine keeps us connected to these things that are most basic and most important.

Secretary Richard Riley

Senior Partner of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP and its affiliate, Education Counsel LLC., former governor of South Carolina (1979-1987), former Secretary of Education under Bill Clinton (1993-2001)

Bio

Hometown: Greenville, South Carolina
Education:  Furman University, University of South Carolina School of Law
Occupation: Senior Partner of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP and its affiliate, Education Counsel LLC., former governor of South Carolina (1979-1987), former Secretary of Education under Bill Clinton (1993-2001)
Other Notables: Distinguished Professor of Education at the University of South Carolina, Distinguished Professor of Government, Politics, and Public Leadership at the Richard W. Riley Institute at Furman University. The College of Education at Winthrop University bears his name, as does the College of Education and Leadership at Walden University. Named one of the Top 10 Cabinet Members of the 20th Century by Time Magazine
Website: www.nelsonmullins.com

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Phil Noble Commentary

Gov. Riley is the distilled essence of all that is right with South Carolina.

Dr. Walter Edgar

Retired, Professor, University of South Carolina (40 years), Author, Lecturer, Storyteller

Bio

Hometown: Mobile, Alabama
Education:  B.A. Davidson College; M.A. University of South Carolina; Ph. D University of South Carolina
Occupation: retired, Professor, University of South Carolina (40 years), Author, Lecturer, Storyteller
Other Notables: Hosts daily feature “South Carolina A to Z” on ETV Radio (in addition to his own show).
Website: Walter’s Journal

Do you agree with Walter’s view that we need to be focused on education in order to become an economic power again?
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Phil Noble Commentary

South Carolina’s story is unique and nobody understands it more deeply or tells it better than Walter Edgar.

Linda Ketner

President, KSI Corporation, Philanthropist, Voice of Equality

Bio

Hometown: Faith, North Carolina
Education:  B.A. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; M.A. University of North Carolina, Greensboro; completed work towards her unfinished Ph.D at Duke and Emory Universities
Occupation: President, KSI Corporation, Philanthropist, Voice of Equality
Other Notables: Leadership America graduate and has been honored with the national Salute to Citizenship Award, South Carolina Woman of Valor Award, Girl Scout Woman of Distinction Award, and the South Carolina Housing Achievement Award. The Urban League Arthur J. Clement Award For Race Relations, among many others.
Website: www.ksileadership.com


What do you think about Linda’s views on untapped resources?
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Phil Noble Commentary

Linda is a unique combination of a
hard headed businesswoman, a soft heated humanitarian and a relentless advocate for justice. The result is great passion and keen insight.

Anita Zucker

CEO, InterTech Group, Inc.
Philanthropist, Education Advocate 90 second interview

Bio

Hometown: Jacksonville, Florida
Education: B.A., Education, University of Florida; M.A. Educational Administration and Supervision, University of North Florida
Occupation: CEO, InterTech Group, Inc., Philanthropist, Education Advocate
Other Notables: Charleston Ice Palace (partner), Charleston Stingrays (partner), Sunfire Grill, Tristan Restaurant Market Street
Website: http://www.theintertechgroup.com


What do you think about Anita’s views on Education?
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Phil Noble Commentary

Anita and her family show what is possible in South Carolina – start with a good education and a relentless drive, and you can create a huge global success.

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