Meet the 31 People Who Are Changing the South

Source: TIME

July 26, 2018

As founder of the DIG SOUTH Tech Conference, Stanfield Gray is making sure his part of the country doesn’t get left behind in the digital revolution. Gray says his two kids helped inspire him to leave the world of strategic communications and pursue the idea back in 2012, because he didn’t want them

Three Projects Receive Inaugural State and Local Innovation Prize

Source: Milbank Memorial Fund

July 19, 2018

In Chicago, they are preventing lead poisoning in young children. In Chatham County, Georgia, they are building a continuity of care system for jail inmates, and in Washington State, they are using multiple data sets to coordinate care for dual eligibles. Meet the winners of the inaugural Milbank Me

Mentors Chosen for Liberty Fellowship's 14th Class

GREENVILLE, South Carolina (July 17, 2018) – Twenty-one innovative leaders who have made lasting impact on the state are mentoring the Fellows in Liberty Fellowship’s class of 2019. Accomplished and successful, these mentors are diverse in thought and experience and each has pushed for progress in S

McNair’s Pam Baker Elected to USC Board of Visitors

Source: Soda City Biz Wire

July 11, 2018

Columbia, South Carolina – July 10, 2018 – McNair is pleased to announce that shareholder Pam Baker has been elected to the University of South Carolina’s (USC) Board of Visitors. Board members are elected by the Board of Trustees to be ambassadors who advocate in their communities on behalf of the

Program could use former SCETV towers to bring internet to rural areas

Source: The Post and Courier - Brenda Rindge

July 1, 2018

When Annie Brown wanted to check job postings and social media recently, she headed to the St. Stephen Library to access the internet on one of their computers. “I don’t have internet where I’m staying,” she said. “So I have to come here or another library.” Brown is one of about half a million Sout

Three new leaders elected at AIA Conference on Architecture 2018

Source: The American Institute of Architects - AIA Staff

June 21, 2018

The 2020 President-elect, the 2019-2020 Secretary, and an At-large Director were elected in New York City Three new leaders were elected at AIA Conference on Architecture 2018, including the 2020 President-elect. 2019 First Vice President/2020 President-elect L. Jane Frederick, FAIA, from AIA South

Automating Your Government Experience With Chatbots

Source: South Carolina Public Radio - Mike Switzer

June 13, 2018

These days, when you’re visiting a new website, a chat box will often pop up and ask if you need help. And you may not even be aware that many times these are automated and are known as chatbots. Our next guest believes that these chatbots can help make your relationship with local government more e

What Gowdy, Scott think is needed to unify people

Source: The State - Bristow Marchant

April 6, 2018

How can you reach across social divides to form lasting friendships? You can start by giving up a Senate seat. When South Carolina's seat in the U.S. Senate came open in 2012, then-Congressman Tim Scott asked his colleague Trey Gowdy if he would be interested in the job. "He said, 'I’ll tell you the