Debbie Nelson, principal of DNA Creative Communications (DNA), recently graduated from Leadership South Carolina.

Throughout the 9 month program, approximately 50 participants had the opportunity to further advance their leadership abilities as well as broaden their understanding of issues facing the state. The program offered excellent networking opportunities with a diverse group of South Carolinians. Sessions included presentations, panels, experiential learning, and a great deal of interaction between class members and presenters. Leadership South Carolina provided a forum for different points of view with topics ranging from education, social issues, economics, natural resources, and legislation. State-wide challenges were explored and discussed in order to encourage positive change throughout the Palmetto State.

Leadership South Carolina
Leadership South Carolina is a statewide endeavor that develops South Carolina’s emerging leaders to increase the State’s capacity to address issues affecting the quality of life. It was established in 1979 by the Governor’s Office and the South Carolina business community. It is one of the oldest and most respected of the statewide leadership programs. Through the collaboration of the SC Chamber of Commerce, the University of South Carolina, and Clemson University, Leadership South Carolina provides opportunities for personal growth including assessments of learning and leadership styles and how these styles interact with those of others.

DNA Creative Communications

DNA is the leading communications expert in South Carolina for nonprofit and government organizations that enhance quality of life in their communities. We build relationships with key audiences through branding, public relations, event management and online strategies. Our partners are organizations within the education, human services and sustainability sectors.

Founded in 1997, DNA has worked with more than 230 organizations and is the proud recipient of numerous awards from the Association of Marketing & Communication Professionals, the South Carolina Public Relations Society of America and the American Advertising Federation. Annually, DNA offers our Live Here Give Here program and Shine the Light on Your Nonprofit educational series, featuring training and workshops for nonprofit organizations. For more information, call 864.235.0959 x2 or visit