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Community Foundation of Greenville Welcomes Five Community Leaders to the Board of Directors

Van Broad

Van Broad earned his degree from College of Charleston in vocal performance. He earned a certificate in economic development from the South Carolina Economic Development School in 2008.  Van is the Community Development Director for the City of Mauldin overseeing community events, programming, business recruitment and the Mauldin Cultural Center. He has been involved in the community as Music Director for churches in Charleston, Fountain Inn, and is currently Music Director for Mauldin United Methodist.  He is on the advisory board of The Springs in Simpsonville and the Mauldin Cultural Council.  He is married to June Conner Broad and they have two children.

Ben Norwood

Ben Norwood earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Carolina and is a Certified Private Wealth Advisor® (CPWA®) professional.  He has been in the financial services industry since 1987 and is a partner at Nachman Norwood & Parrott Wealth Management Consultancy.  A Greenville native, Ben serves on many local nonprofit boards including Upstate Senior Living, Inc., Clement’s Kindness Fund for the Children, and the Investment Committee for the Montreat Conference Center.   He also serves as a member of the Finance and Investment Committee at the Community Foundation of Greenville.   Ben and his wife Kathryn have two children.

Caroline Van Hook

Caroline Van Hook graduated from Converse College with a degree in Accounting and Finance.  She is a Shareholder at Elliott Davis with more than 20 years of public accounting experience.  Her primary focus is providing tax planning and compliance services to both the business and the business owner.  She is an active board member of the Greenville Local Development Corporation, Greenville Free Medical Clinic, and a member of First Citizens Bank Advisory Board.   She is a past board member of United Way of Greenville County Allocations Committee and a graduate of Leadership Greenville Class 35.   Caroline and her husband have two children.

Bogue Wallin

Bogue Wallin graduated from Colgate University with a degree in History.  He is Principal and Owner of Blue Wall Real Estate, a commercial real estate investment and development company. Bogue is also an adjunct member of the faculty at Clemson’s Graduate School of Business where he teaches Real Estate Investments. He is the current chair of the Greenville Housing Fund. He has also served on many community nonprofit boards including Dream Big Greenville, Ten at the Top, Furman University Advisory Board, the Greenville Convention and Visitors Bureau, Upstate History Museum, and Carolina Elite Soccer Academy.  Bogue is married with three children.

Beverly Ward

Beverly Ward earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Cleveland State University and her M.B.A. from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX.  She is a retiree with over thirty five years of experience in human performance improvement, process reengineering and large-scale program initiatives.  Beverly has held senior positions with ExxonMobil, Lehigh University, PricewaterhouseCoopers and IBM.  She is very active in the community, serving on a number of boards and currently leads the Grants Review Committee for Greenville Women Giving. Beverly and her husband have resided in Greenville for 16 years and have 2 grown sons.



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