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Thrasher Elected President of the South Carolina Arts Foundation

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GWB attorney Childs Cantey Thrasher has been elected Board President of the South Carolina Arts Foundation.  Established in 1972, the S.C. Arts Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to recognizing, encouraging and supporting the art and artists of South Carolina. Throughout its history, the SCAF has pursued creative ways to help the business community and private citizens contribute to a thriving arts community across the state. The organization is led by a diverse board of directors comprised of statewide business and civic leaders, artists, educators and others interested in supporting the rich variety of artistic expression found in the Palmetto State.

Thrasher has made the arts one of her community outreach focal points.  Prior to her appointment to the Foundation Board of Directors in 2010, Thrasher served two terms on the Columbia Museum of Art’s Contemporaries Board, where she served on the Art Acquisition Committee which funded and commissioned the original Dale Chahuly chandelier now displayed in the museum’s atrium.  Thrasher has served as vice president of the Foundation since 2011.  Her term as president will begin July 1, 2013.

Thrasher’s law practice is based out of the firm’s Columbia, South Carolina office.  Her practice focuses on business and commercial litigation and environmental law, including products liability, professional liability, internet law and ADA premises compliance.  Her dedication to her profession is just as impressive as her dedication to the community.  Thrasher is a member of the SC Defense Trial Attorney Association, Richland County Bar Association, the South Carolina Bar’s Environmental and Natural Resources Section and Young Lawyers Division, the American Bar Association Section of Environment as well as the Toxic Tort and Environmental Law Committee of the Defense Research Institute.

Managing Shareholder C. William McGee stated, “Childs is an accomplished lawyer and devoted member of the community.  We are fortunate to have such a dedicated and talented attorney at the firm.”