As you may have heard, GWB shareholder Luanne Runge, who has been with the firm for more than 20 years, recently left to become the Associate Executive Director of the Liberty Fellowship. We are very proud of Luanne and wish her the best as she embarks on this new adventure and career. Luanne has always been a great success in both the legal field and the community, serving on many state and local boards. Recently, she completed a term as chairwoman of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce, a huge honor for her and our firm.
According to the Liberty Fellowship’s press release, Luanne “will focus on capital Fellow selection – interviewing nominees and building each class mosaic – as well as strategy and planning for the three Fellow seminars hosted by Liberty Fellowship annually.” In fact, Luanne herself graduated from the Liberty Fellowship program in 2009.
If you’re not familiar with the Liberty Fellowship, it describes itself as follows:
Liberty Fellowship is a statewide leadership initiative founded by Anna Kate and Hayne Hipp, Wofford College and the Aspen Institute. Through the Fellow program, Liberty Fellowship seeks to inspire outstanding leadership in South Carolina, empowering the state’s leaders to realize their full potential. Fostering a values-based approach, Liberty Fellowship exposes rising leaders to diverse perspectives, critical thinking, and intellectual and personal development.
If you’re interested in the Liberty Fellowship, please click here for more information.
We’d certainly be remiss if we didn’t mention that Luanne was an early supporter of the Abnormal Use Products Liability Law Blog. If memory serves, she may have been its very first proponent. As we have often said, we here at the blog have posted every business day since the first Monday in January 2010. In 2009, there was much discussion at the firm about whether or not to start a law blog, and if so, how such a blog might be administered. Back then, Luanne, serving as the firm’s chairwoman of its New Markets Committee, led the discussion of the merits of beginning a firm blog. Without her vision and leadership at that time, this enterprise may never have come to be, and of course, you know how much fun we’ve had here since then.
We will certainly miss Luanne, having worked with and alongside her for many, many years at Gallivan, White, & Boyd, P.A. Certainly, we wish her the best in her new endeavor.
By the way, you can follow Luanne on Twitter here.