On May 30 Palmetto Goodwill held its annual Chair’s Reception in which new board officers and board members were introduced and assumed their positions on the board of directors.

For the 2019-20 term, board officers are: Board Chair — Lee Deas (Obviouslee Marketing), Vice Chair — Chris Harvey (Charlestowne Hotels), Treasurer — Kelley Jarrett (Blackbaud), Secretary — Herbert Drayton III (Vertical Holdings), Immediate Past Chair — Sean Sykes (Urban Electric), and Robert Smith, President and CEO of Palmetto Goodwill.

Rob Phillips with GrandSouth Bank replaced Jimmy Hallett from Synovus Bank as a board Member. Phillips joins board incumbents Rudy Gill (United Community Bank), Jamie Lynch (EnviroSmart), Nina Magnesson (BoomTown), Greg Mitchell (Horry-Georgetown Technical College), Dixie Norris (South Street Partners), Col. Tom Philipkosky (The Citadel), Allison Pickhardt (NFP) and Doug Snyder (LS3P).

Now, in its 40th year of operation, Palmetto Goodwill is one of 160 independent Goodwill organizations located throughout North America. Palmetto Goodwill is a not-for-profit social enterprise whose mission is to help people overcome barriers to employment through education, job training and employment services. Last year Palmetto Goodwill helped place more than 3,000 people into new jobs and provided services to more than 15,000 individuals in need.

Find out more at palmettogoodwill.org.