Furman University recognizes 36 graduates of Women’s Leadership Institute

Thirty-six members in the Class of 2018 graduate in Women's Leadership Institute, a program of Furman's Center for Corporate and Professional Development.

GREENVILLE, S.C.—The Women’s Leadership Institute (WLI) of Furman University recently recognized the following Class of 2018 graduates:

Eva Anagnostis, Assistant Director, Greenville County Workforce Development
Kimberly Appleby, Contracts & Pricing Negotiation Manager, Lockheed Martin
Julianne Bower, VP of Financial Planning & Analysis, Southern Management Corporation
Jamie Breme, Director, Project Communications, Fluor
Helen Byce, Architect, LS3P
Dawn Byrd, Direct Materials Supervisor, Injection Molding Commodity, Draexlmaier
Laura Cross, HR Staffing Manager, Bob Jones University
Susan Crowell, Senior Pastor, Trinity Lutheran Church
Megan Dodgens, Director, Diversity Leadership Strategies, The Riley Institute at Furman
Paulette Dunn, Executive Director, Loaves & Fishes
Lauren Fields, Corporate Communications Manager, Gordian
Latorrie Geer, Director of Development and Operations, Community Works Carolina
Kelli Harvey, FPC Senior Implementation Specialist, PropelHR
Kathryn Hilton, Director, Product & Industry Marketing, Gordian
Traci Hogan, Assistant Superintendent for Special Education, Greenville County Schools
Catherine James, Marketing and Creative Director, Greenville Federal Credit Union
Sophia Jang, Regional Director, Northeast Operations, Gordian
Sherry Mack, Director of Business Solution Center, Gregory Pest Solutions
Kate Mendez, Grant Accounting and Compliance Manager, United Way
Sarah Merk, Procurement Project Manager, Draexlmaier
Brianah Morse, Process Engineer, Jacobs
Melissa Patterson, Controller, OnPoint CFO and Controller Services
Alissa Ricci, Media Supervisor, Jackson MG
Tomika Rogers, Director, Customer Success & Support, Gordian
Sandra Saunders, Practice Manager IV, Greenville Health System
Amanda McDougald Scott, Associate, Institute for Child Success
Kerry Sease, MD, Medical Director, Bradshaw Institute for Community Child Health & Advocacy, Greenville Health System
Angela Sharkey, MD, Associate Dean USC School of Medicine, - Greenville
Betsy Sikma, VP Talent and Economic Inclusion, Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce
Brooke Smith, VP Business Development, Greenville Business Magazine
Claire Stam, Grants Administrator, Clemson University
Millie Thomasson, Senior Interior Designer, McMillan Pazdan Smith
Robin Tidwell, Attorney/Elbow Career Law Clerk, US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Brittany VanderBeek, Customer Innovation Lab Initiative Leader, Michelin
Allison Wiles, Vice President and Controller Southern Management Corporation
Angel Williams, Vice President of Advancement Public Education Partners

WLI provides an engaging educational forum for executives and senior managers from diverse backgrounds and disciplines in corporations, law, governmental agencies, educational institutions and nonprofit organizations. By working with one another, the goal of WLI is to enhance vital leadership skills and form a collaborative, lasting network of relationships.

Said Sam Tisdale, director of corporate and professional development, “An understanding of the complex dynamics involved in achieving true success as a leader requires insight into one’s personal leadership style and keen business acumen. The seminars offered during each session include a comprehensive view of concepts and strategies that have immediate and practical application in real-world work environments.”

WLI explores topics such as negotiation and conflict resolution, communication skills, the psychology behind success, network diversity, leadership styles, best practices for shared success, public speaking, life balance and time management.

WLI extends the invitation to participate in an immersive experience with a nationally recognized liberal arts university, esteemed faculty, and accomplished business leaders. The 2019 Institute will be held January through May on the Furman University campus. Applications will be accepted online beginning September 1, 2018.

For more information about Women’s Leadership Institute at Furman University, contact Sam Tisdale at 864-294-2156 and sam.tisdale@furman.edu. Or visit the website at www.furman.edu/cpd.