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Hilton Head Island Resident Appointed Managing Director of Sea Islands Society
By: Islands Society
“As a resident of Hilton Head Island, I am thrilled to be named the Director of the Sea Islands Society,” says Cheryl Walsh. “I look forward to the opportunity to work with others in our local community to inspire and empower the residents of the barrier islands of Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina.”
“In the coming months, the Sea Islands Society will be launching a number of new initiatives, including the 2016-2017 Sea Islands NexGen Artists and the 2016-2017 South Carolina Security Scholars,” adds Walsh. “I believe that it is incredibly important that more local residents – particularly women, next generation leaders, and members of the Gullah community – are recognized as global thought leaders. And, I truly believe that programs like these will provide the residents of the barrier islands of Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina with a platform to do just that.”
About the Sea Islands Society
The Sea Islands Society (SeaSoc) is committed to respecting, inspiring, and empowering the residents of the barrier islands of Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. A constituent society of the Islands Society, SeaSoc is currently developing a number of important initiatives, including projects related to women, next generation leaders, and members of the Gullah community.
About the Islands Society
The Islands Society is an independent, non-partisan, non-governmental organization that develops and implements projects that inspire and empower islanders around the world. These projects are currently organized around two main themes: community projects and next generation leaders. The society’s community projects center on ten issue areas, including charity, conservation, democracy, disaster relief, education, equality, health, innovation, security, and sustainability. Meanwhile, the society’s next generation leader projects help artists, athletes, chefs, incubators, musicians, policymakers, storytellers, and technologists realize their full potential on the world stage.