Board of Directors

The Public Education Partners Board of Directors is charged with stewarding and supporting PEP’s mission and strategic plan. Nominated by current members, our board members serve 3-year terms with the ability to be reelected for a second term. We strive to have a board that represents the diversity of our community. The board meets the third Tuesday of each month at noon.

2017 Board of Directors

Lee Yarborough, PEP Board Chair, Propel HR
Brent Williams, PEP Board Treasurer, United Community Bank
Nate Barrett, TD Bank
Jerry Blassingame, Soteria Community Development Corporation
Debbie Cotterman, community volunteer
Sean Dogan, Long Branch Baptist Church
Ed Good, Hampton Development Company, Inc.
Neil Grayson, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
Julio Hernandez, Greenville Technical College
Katie Howell, community volunteer
John Kaup, PEP Board Vice Chair, Furman University
Joe Long, community volunteer
Erwin Maddrey, retired business executive
Leesa Owens, Michelin North America
Catherine Schumacher, Schumacher Consulting, LLC
Jim Shew, Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC
Susan T. Shi, community volunteer
Harriett Williams, retired educator

Hayne Hipp, Founding Chair
Max Heller, Co-founder*
Bill Page*

Burke Royster, Superintendent, Greenville County Schools
Crystal Ball O’Connor, Board of Trustees Chair, Greenville County Schools