Thank You to Outgoing Coastal UrbanPlan Chair Susan Watts
ULI South Carolina would like to say a huge thanks to ULI member and friend, Susan Watts. Having lived and worked in the Charleston area
Recognizing the urgent need to address systemic and structural racism endemic in ULI and the real estate industry, the ULI SC Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Working Group is seeking expressions of interest for a ULI SC member to serve as ULI SC’s Statewide Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Chair.
The DEI Working Group is currently led by Andy Gowder and includes senior ULI leaders Diana Permar, Bogue Wallin, Steve Dudash, Jeff Baxter, Matt Kennell, K.J. Jacobs, and Irene Dumas Tyson.
The DEI Chair will work with this group, as well as recruit additional ULI SC members, to form a statewide DEI Committee to operationalize key elements of the ULI SC 2021 – 2023 Strategic Plan (attached) and identify additional steps to ensure ULI SC is more inclusive in its thinking, planning, programming, and operations, is more focused on equity for all of SC’s citizens, and that our membership, leaders and initiatives are more diverse and more representative of SC’s communities.
Additional action items that the DEI Chair and the DEI Committee may pursue include:
Experience & Commitment
Resources & Additional Support
While this position will require work and dedication, we believe it represents a unique opportunity to advance the organization (and the real estate industry in SC) in meaningful ways. Also, the ULI SC DEI Chair will have access to ULI’s many DEI resources and a national professional network unparalleled in the real estate industry, as well as the support of ULI staff.
If you would like to express interest in the ULI SC Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Chair position send an email to Amy Barrett, ULI SC Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a few sentences on why the position is of interest to you and a brief bio no later than Friday, December 18, 2020. Amy will distribute to the DEI Working Group for review. We hope to announce the position in January 2021.
If you have questions about the position please don’t hesitate to contact Amy.Barrett@uli.org or any of the DEI Working Group Members listed below.