Leadership

Casey Pash

Casey Pash – PresidentStaff

Casey oversees the daily operation, development, and management of Junior Achievement of Greater South Carolina. She has been with JA since December of 2014. While the territory is large for JAGSC - Casey maintains fiscal responsibly and every dollar that is raised in a specific county is used in that county to provide JA programs. She also works with the board of directors - and has helped create a new responsibility for every board member to give back to the organization.

Before coming to JA, Casey oversaw Governor Nikki Haley's Foundation, and before that was in community giving and marketing for a statewide bank in Tennessee. Casey has an undergraduate degree in business with emphasis in entrepreneurship and an MBA from the Darla Moore School of Business.

 

Bette Bronson

Bette Bronson – Vice President of EducationStaff

Bette joined JA of Greater South Carolina in August of 2016 as a Program Manager, working with lowcountry and midlands programs. She now oversees and manages the program operations for JA of Greater South Carolina's 43 counties. This includes working with the field staff to identify and recruit volunteers and educators, implementation of training as well as support in the implementation of JA programs, and develop recognition and stewardship opportunities for all JA individuals and community partners. Bette has a degree in Biology from Carson Newman College with a minor in Business.

She and her husband live in Clemson, South Carolina and have two teenagers.

 

Susan Spencer

Susan Spencer – Development DirectorStaff

After several years of volunteering with Junior Achievement Susan took the position of Events and Marketing Director in 2000. Susan became Program Manager in 2003, then in 2015 became the Director of Education and Volunteers. Susan is currently the Development Director for Junior Achievement of Greater South Carolina. Susan is responsible raising funds to support JA Programs through cultivating donor relationships and planning special events.

Susan has a passion for changing the lives of students by preparing them for the real world and giving them the tools they need to be successful.

Susan is affiliated with several other non-profits and has been heavily involved with the PTA and the SIC at the schools where her three children attended. She currently serves on the RECAB Board, Crime Stoppers Board and has served on the Moonlight and Magnolias Committee for The American Cancer Society for eight years. In addition, she is the Past President for The Pleasantburg Rotary Club. Susan holds a degree in Theatre and Communications from The University of Toledo.

 

Matt Morrison

Matt Morrison – Program ManagerStaff

Matt manages JA programs in Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Beaufort, Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Fairfield, Hampton, Jasper, Kershaw, Lexington, Orangeburg, Richland and Sumter Counties. His duties include: working with the Young Professionals Board, recruiting local volunteers from the community to teach JA programs, training volunteers and teachers on the JA programs, overseeing the programs while taking place and managing the website. Before JA, he was the Volunteer Coordinator for the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice and has experience in the banking industry.

Growing up in Camden, South Carolina, he participated in JA as a student. He has his degree in Business Economics from Wofford College and is active in the Rotary Club in Columbia. He and his wife reside in Columbia, South Carolina where they routinely volunteer in their community.

 

Melissa Price

Melissa Price – Program ManagerStaff

Melissa manages JA programs in Anderson, Cherokee, Darlington, Florence, Georgetown, Greenville, Greenwood, Horry, Laurens, Marion, Newberry, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg, Union and Williamsburg Counties. Her duties include: recruiting local volunteers from the community to teach JA programs, training volunteers and teachers on the JA programs, and overseeing the programs while taking place.

She received a degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Social Welfare from Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. Following her degree, she stayed in Nashville and was an active volunteer in the community. She has program management and membership management experience in the nonprofit sector. Lowcountry raised, Melissa is thrilled to be back in South Carolina.

 

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