Federal Reserve Chairman meets S.C. business leaders

By Peter Kent

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and Leadership South CarolinaMore than 600 business and community leaders attended a homecoming celebration for Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. The August event was hosted by Leadership South Carolina in Greenville and was his first appearance in the state since the Dillon native was sworn in as chairman.

“We are delighted that Chairman Bernanke’s schedule allowed him to participate in our alumni gathering to honor South Carolina leaders,” said Marc H. Johnson, chairman of Leadership South Carolina. “We are also thankful to Senator Lindsey Graham for his support to showcase the very best leadership that South Carolina has to offer.”

Leadership South Carolina is based at Clemson’s Institute on Economic and Community Development in Columbia. It enrolls up to 50 participants each year who have demonstrated service to their communities and who strive to reach a higher level of public service.

For more information: Helen Munnerlyn, 803-788-5700 ext. 44, hmunner@clemson.edu, or www.leadershipsouthcarolina.org/.