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Diana Barth Facilitator: Diana Barth is a retired attorney who practiced law in Maine and MA. She began exploring the history of the Middle East through the stories of women such as Gertrude Bell and Freya Stark.

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Brian Brown Brian Brown is a Financial Advisor for Commonwealth Financial Group, headquartered in Charleston, SC. However, Brian spends the majority of his time in Commonwealth's Myrtle Beach office location. Brian received his Bachelor of Science degree from The University of South Carolina. He then obtained his Juris Doctor degree from The Charleston School of Law and is currently a member of the South Carolina Bar. Brian holds FINRA series 7 and 66 registrations as well as life, accident and health insurance licenses. He teaches the Retirement Planning Today Class at HGTC and CofC and lectures on various financial topics at MUSC.

Jodi Davidson

Mathew Garrison

Kent Gourdin

Mary Halecki

Alice Hamilton Dr. Alice Hamilton is the Director of the Center for Continuing and Professional Education at the College of Charleston. She has held leadership positions throughout her career, including appointments at the University of Minnesota, the University of Saskatchewan, the University of New Brunswick, the University of Hawaii, and Shanghai Normal University. During her tenure at the University of Lethbridge (Alberta, Canada), Dr. Hamilton was promoted to Full Professor and, as a visiting foreign scholar, taught and conducted research at both Hokkai Gakuen University and Hiroshima University. Dr. Hamilton has participated in executive leadership seminars throughout her career in the field of international education, and was most recently invited to participate in Eckerd College's Leadership Development Institute.

Ray James

Nicholas Pavia Nick Pavia is a Financial Advisor for Commonwealth Financial Group in Charleston, SC. He specializes in helping individuals and families reach their specific financial goals. Nick received a BS from The College of Charleston and holds FINRA series 7, 6, 63, 65 registrations and life, accident, and health insurance licenses. Nick teaches the Retirement Planning Today Class at HGTC and CofC and also speaks at MUSC, USC School of Medicine, and Palmetto Health on various financial topics. Nick enjoys giving back to the community by participating in programs such as Palmetto Medical Initiative and Commonwealth Cares.

Elayne Sheridan Elayne Sheridan is Director, Leadership Development at Blackbaud, Inc., and is responsible for organization-wide management and leadership development programs. Sheridan was previously Director and Senior Engagement Manager at Harvard Business Publishing Corporate Learning, where she created and delivered leadership development programs for private industry and government agencies. She also served as Editor of Balance Sheet magazine, Executive Editor and Editor-in-Chief at Standard & Poor's Financial Communications, and as Director, International Operations at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Sheridan holds an MBA in Finance and International Business from University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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Kendra B. Stewart is an Associate Professor and Director of the Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Center for Livable Communities at the College of Charleston. Her research interests include South Carolina government, non-profit management, homeland security, state and local government, and women and politics. She is co-editor of a book entitled The Practice of Government Public Relations, and has published numerous articles in scholarly books. Dr. Stewart has also conducted political analysis for a variety of media, including Good Morning America and Fox News Channel. In addition, she has conducted program evaluations and provided strategic planning assistance to a variety of public and nonprofit organizations.