20 Under 40 – Ties to South Carolina Access to Justice

Congratulations Columbia Business Journal’s 2009 Class of 20 Under 40

Congratulations are in order for ALL who made the grade with the Columbia Business Journal’s 20 Under 40 this year, but it’s particularly exciting to note those with ties to the South Carolina Access to Justice Commission.  We are especially excited to recognize Shannon Willis Scruggs, who is Executive Director of the South Carolina Bar Foundation, which is the largest financial supporter of the South Carolina Access to Justice Commission.

Other 20 Under 40 members include attorneys – Michael James Seezen of the McNair Law Firm; Tally Parham of Wyche, Burgess, Freeman & Parham; Katie Cauthen of the Cauthen Law Firm; Thad H. Westbrook of Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough; and Christopher R. Koon Vice president and general counsel of Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina. We hope they’ll become familiar with South Carolina Access to Justice in their leadership roles.

As for the remaining 20 Under 40, SC Access to Justice hopes they’ll also play active roles in access to justice in their communities and by offering support. Cory J’von Adams of Boykin Contracting, Inc.; Dionne M. Fleshman of DESA Inc.; Clay Owens of Yankee Candle Co.; Forrest L. Alton of SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy; Ken Carey of Agil Staff Inc.; Charity Garris of Palmetto Health Richland;  Jeffrey R. Graham of Graham Realty and mayor of Camden;  Melissa Sprouse Browne of The Real Estate School of South Carolina and South Carolina Realty; Rozalynn B. Goodwin of SC Hospital Association and The Motherhood Priority; Kevin Lindler of First Citizens Bank; Boyd Summers of Colliers Keenan Inc.; Anne Marie Stieritz of Apprenticeship Carolina; Barbara Koosa Ryan of Grant Thorton LLP; and William W. Smith Sr. of Epiphany International/William W. Smith and Associates and Optimum Financial Services.

Again congratulations and we look forward to working with you in the future!

For more on 20 under 40, visit http://20under40.thestateonline.com/?cat=6.

-RFW

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