2011 Speakers - Coastal Carolina University
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Inaugural Women's Leadership Conference Speakers

Sharyn Alfonsi • • •
Sharyn Alfonsi is an ABC News correspondent based in New York. She reports for all ABC News broadcasts and platforms, including World News with Diane SawyerNightline and Good Morning America.
Shannon Andrews • • •
Shannon Andrews is senior marketing manager for Health & Wellness at Sam's Club. She is responsible for driving the development and implementation of marketing strategies, planning and innovation to drive sales, membership and penetration.
Kristin Bohan • • •
Kristin Bohan, Ph.D., is a psychologist in private practice in Pawleys Island, S.C. She has over a decade of experience helping girls and women of all ages with eating disorders, body-image issues anxiety, and depression.
Margaret Booth Margaret Booth • • •
Margaret Booth is president of M. Booth and Associates, a New York public relations firm



Karen Brewer-Edwards • • •
Karen Brewer-Edwards, a regional general manager for Walmart Stores, Inc., is responsible for managing more than $6 billion inrevenue and approximately 26,000 associates and 87 stores in North Georgia including Atlanta.
Commissioner Clyburn was nominated as a member of the Federal Communications Commission on June 25, 2009, and sworn in August 3, 2009. Her term runs until June 30, 2012. Commissioner Clyburn has a long history of public service and dedication Mignon Clyburn • • •
Mignon Clyburn is member of the Federal Communications Commission. Prior to her swearing in as Commissioner, she served for 11 years as the representative of South Carolina's sixth district on the Public Service Commission of South Carolina.
Patricia R. Hatler • • •
Pat Hatler is executive vice president and chief legal and governance officer of Nationwide Insurance, served as 2009-2010 chair of the board of directors of the Association of Corporate Counsel.
Kaye Hearn Kaye Hearn, South Carolina Supreme Court Justice
Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, the first woman chair of the American Red Cross, founder and CEO of Pace Communications and former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Finland
Mary Kennemor Mary M. Kennemur, president of JHS Capital Advisors, Wealth Management Group
Lisa Kinon, family court judge for South Carolina's 15th Judicial Circuit since 1995. She earned her law degree at the University of South Carolina and practiced law in Horry County with Hearn, Brittain and Martin, PA.
Charlotte R. Lane, commissioner of the U.S. International Trade Commission
Marlene Schwartz, Ph.D., deputy director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale University
Kim Brown Strickland, vice president of Walmart US Financial Planning and Analysis
Donna R. Tyson, international motivational speaker and author
Mary Agnes Wilderotter Mary Agnes Wilderotter, chairman and CEO of Frontier Communications, appointed by President Barack Obama as vice chair of the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee
Judge Jennifer Wilson Jennifer Wilson, chief judge of the Myrtle Beach Municipal Court