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Gallivan White Boyd Partners Selected to Become Riley Fellows

Columbia, S.C. – February 10, 2020

Gallivan White Boyd congratulates two partners of the firm on their selection to become Riley Fellows. Janice Holmes (Columbia, SC) and Stuart Mauney (Greenville, SC) join other leaders selected from across the state to participate in the Riley Institute’s Diversity Leaders Initiative (DLI). Holmes is a member of the thirteenth DLI class in the Midlands, and Mauney will be a member of the twenty-ninth DLI class in the Upstate.

“Discovering ways in which differences can strengthen our organizations is of utmost importance as we seek to grow and support a thriving economy and rich culture,” said Dr. Donald Gordon, executive director of the Riley Institute.

DLI class members are identified through a rigorous process including nominations from existing Riley Fellows, application, and interview. Individuals are selected to join the class based on their capacity to impact their organizations and communities.

Over the course of five months, Holmes and Mauney will take part in a highly interactive curriculum consisting of case studies, scenario analyses and other experiential learning tools that maximize interaction and discussion among classmates and facilitate productive relationships.

Holmes and Mauney will also work with other class members in project groups formed to create community action projects that respond to real issues in the community.

The DLI classes are expertly facilitated by Juan Johnson, an independent consultant and former Coca-Cola vice president.

“DLI is unique among South Carolina’s leadership programs. In addition to the opportunity to develop new relationships and take part in positive action in their communities, participants gain deep knowledge of how to effectively manage and lead diverse workers, clients and constituents,” said Johnson.

DLI graduates become Riley Fellows, members of a powerful, cross-sector, statewide leadership network that includes CEOs of corporations, mayors, city and county council members, legislators, school superintendents, pastors and rabbis, non-profit heads, chamber of commerce directors, and community leaders. DLI classes are selected annually in the Upstate, the Midlands, and the Lowcountry.

“We now have more than 2200 Riley Fellows statewide. Each new class further extends the reach and impact of leaders willing to work together to make South Carolina a better place to live and work for all its residents,” said Gordon.

To see a full list of participants and for more information about the Diversity Leaders Initiative, visit

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