GREENVILLE, SC – Wyche attorney Jo Hackl is one of 41 leaders from across the Upstate and surrounding areas selected to participate in the 17th Upstate class of the Riley Institute at Furman’s Diversity Leaders Initiative (DLI). “Our Fellows represent our diverse state, including diversity of profession, experience and community. Where these established leaders are similar is in their desire to work together to improve the lives of people in their communities and throughout the state,” said Don Gordon, executive director of the Riley Institute.
Poised to join more than 1200 Riley Fellows from across the state, class members meet over the course of five months in a format driven by timely, relevant case studies and other experiential learning tools designed to maximize interactions and productive relationships among program participants. DLI is expertly facilitated by Juan Johnson, an independent consultant and former Coca-Cola Vice President. “The DLI provides a unique opportunity for a broad cross section of leaders to come together to build additional leadership skills, develop new relationships, and contribute to building better communities throughout South Carolina,” said Johnson. As part of the program, leaders work in cross-sector groups to respond to real issues and opportunities in their communities through capstone service projects.
Participants reflecting South Carolina’s demographics and representing the corporate, nonprofit, education, faith-based and government sectors are chosen by nomination and application. “The frames of reference and skills that DLI graduates share provide a remarkable platform for working together to help South Carolina compete in the 21st century,” Gordon said.
Jo Hackl is a graduate of Yale Law School and focuses her practice at Wyche on corporate and securities law matters. She is on the United Way of Greenville Board of Directors and the Camperdown Academy Board of Directors. She is also a mentor for the Greenville Chamber of Commerce PULSE Pace Setters program, a Senior Advisor for the Liberty Fellowship, Past Chair of the Community Foundation of Greenville Board of Directors, and Past Chair of the Greenville Area Development Corporation Board of Directors.
Wyche is a full-service law firm that has practiced law and served the community for more than 90 years. In that time, Wyche has participated in landmark litigation, served as counsel on cutting-edge transactions, and provided community leadership that has helped shape and drive our region’s growth and success. With offices in Greenville and Columbia, Wyche is the South Carolina member of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms.