Riley Fellows in the News: October 2, 2020

21 of the 32 members of the newly formed Racial Equity and Economic Mobility (REEM) Commission are Riley Fellows. A joint effort by the Greenville Chamber of Commerce, United Way of Greenville County, and Urban League of the Upstate, REEM seeks to identify and address systemic racial barriers in Greenville County. Read more. REEM Commission members include:

  • Merl Code (Upstate, Spring 2006), attorney with Ogletree Deakins
  • David Lominack (Upstate, Fall 2012), South Carolina market president at TD Bank
  • Meghan Barp (Upstate, Spring 2019), president and CEO of United Way of Greenville County
  • Peggy Baxter (Upstate, Fall 2012), community advocate
  • Sean Dogan (Upstate, Spring 2011), pastor at Long Branch Baptist Church
  • Joe Erwin (Upstate, Fall 2007), president of Endeavor
  • Rich Hagins (Upstate, Fall 2017), CEO of US&S
  • Stacey Mills (Upstate, Spring 2015), executive director of USC Upstate’s Greenville campuses
  • Bob Morris (Upstate, Fall 2003), president of the Community Foundation of Greenville
  • S.T. Peden (Upstate, Fall 2004), president of the Minority Economic Development Institute
  • Carlos Phillips (Upstate, Spring 2017), president and CEO of the Greenville Chamber ofCommerce
  • Jason Richards (Upstate, Fall 2010), global business director with NAI Earle Furman
  • Burke Royster (Upstate, Fall 2017), superintendent of Greenville County Schools
  • Liz Seman (Upstate, Spring 2006), Greenville County Council member and Furman Universitychief of staff
  • Minor Shaw (Upstate, Fall 2004), president of Micco LLC
  • Katy Pugh Smith (Upstate, Spring 2019), Greenville Partnership for Philanthropy facilitator
  • Gage Weekes (Upstate, Fall 2016), president and CEO of Hollingsworth Funds
  • Knox White (Upstate, Fall 2007), mayor of the city of Greenville
  • Nika White (Upstate, Spring 2011), president and CEO of Nika White Consulting
  • Will Whitley (Upstate, Fall 2018), director of state and local government affairs and communityrelations for Michelin North America
  • Baxter Wynn (Upstate, Fall 2004), community advocate

Join us virtually on October 6 for the Riley Institute’s 10th annual WhatWorksSCTM Award Celebration. We look forward to honoring the programs and people shaping public education in South Carolina! Learn more and register