Board of Directors

The board of directors of PAL is committed to governing the organization and supporting the work of its mission. Annually, the board meets 10 times, and each board member makes a financial gift.


Ty Dawson, Rugged Depot, CEO

Chair-Elect, Events Committee Chair:

Anne McCraw, Milliken & Co., Senior Marketing Professional 

Secretary/ Treasurer:

Brandt Goodwin,Harper General Contractors,  Director 

Strategic Planning Co-Chairs:

Adrienne Ables, Adrienne Ables Consulting, LLC, President

Martin Livingston, City of Spartanburg, Neighborhood Services Director

Board Development Chair:

Michael Forrester, Vice President, Retail Area Sales Manager/Truist

Resource Development Chair:

Matt Roos, Lee & Associates Commercial Real Estate Services

Trails Advisory Committee Liason:

Saluda Grade Trails Conservancy liaison

Michael Forrester, Vice President, Retail Area Sales Manager/Truist

Margaret Brantley, Wofford College, Advancement, Special Projects Manager

Wanda Cheeks-Holmes, City of Spartanburg Parks & Recreation, Dr. T.K. Gregg Community Center Director

Victor Durrah, BRUH Mentor, Executive Director

Phil Humphrey, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, System Director of Pharmacy

Manning Fairey, Jackson Spalding, PR & Marketing Professional

Sanders Lee, Meta, Data Center Retrofits Design Program Manager

Art Littlejohn, City of Spartanburg Public Safety, Police Major of the Patrol Bureau

Ruth Littlejohn, City Council member

Charles Mann, Retired, Community Volunteer

William Marcus, United Community Bank, Commercial Relationship Manager

Tyler Rody, Law Office of Tyler Rody

Mary Kathryn Snead, OneSpartanburg, Vice President of Finance

Blake Spencer, Johnson Development Associates, Inc., Chief Financial Officer 

Tim Teel, Spartanburg Day School, Admissions Associate

Education liaison to the board: Ernest Rice, McCracken Middle, Assistant Principal


PAL appreciates the work of past board members, especially our chairs!
2019-2021: Jalitha Moore, Charlotte City Center Partners, Uptown Community Manager (formerly OneSpartanburg)

2018-2019: Bess Lee, masters in nursing, community volunteer

2016-2018: Steve Stravolo,Stravolo Wealth Management, Founder

2014-2016: Laura Stille, City of Spartanburg City Council, nutritionist, community leader

2012-2014: Matt Lyden, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, Sports Medicine Manager

2011-2012: Lisa Bishop, community volunteer, past Junior League of Spartanburg president

2010-2011: Sean McEnroe, formerly ATI Physical Therapy, CEO & President

2008-2010: David Beacham, Wofford College, Sr. Vice President for Administration and Secretary to the Board of Trustees

2006-2008: Ann Angermeier, Upstate Workforce Investment Board, Executive Director

2005-2006: David White, formerly with Duke Energy

2003-2005: Todd Stephens, Spartanburg County Public Libraries, County Librarian

Past chair of Heartwise
2000-2003: James Blackwood, formerly with Spartanburg County Planning Department

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