Three to participate in Furman’s Richard W. Riley Institute Diversity Leadership Initiative
February 22, 2017
Nexsen Pruet Members (partners) Matthew Roberts and Todd Davidson, along with NP Strategy Senior Project Manager Amanda Loveday have been selected for this year’s Diversity Leadership Initiative through Furman’s Richard W. Riley Institute.
Roberts and Loveday will take part in the program in the Midlands, and Davidson will participate in the Upstate. Poised to join more than 1700 Riley Fellows from across the state, this year’s participants are among multiple attorneys from Nexsen Pruet to participate in the program. Previous participants include Associate Kenyatta Gardner, Member (partner) Tushar Chikhliker, former Chairman John Sowards, and current Chairman Leighton Lord.
DLI Class members meet for five months in a format driven by case studies and experiential learning tools designed to maximize interactions and productive relationships among program participants. As part of the program, leaders also work in cross-sector groups to respond to real issues and opportunities in their communities through capstone service projects.
“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 DLI facilitator Juan Johnson, an independent consultant and former Coca-Cola vice president.
Nexsen Pruet, LLC is one of the largest law firms in the Carolinas, with more than 190 attorneys and offices in Columbia, Charleston, Greenville, Hilton Head, and Myrtle Beach, S.C. as well as Charlotte, Greensboro, and Raleigh, N.C. Founded in 1945, Nexsen Pruet provides a broad range of legal services to the business community and represents companies and other entities in local, state, national, and international venues.