PHYLLIS MARTIN has been working in the not-for-profit sector for more than 20 years with the sole purpose of helping communities solve their toughest challenge — implementing effective, sustainable change. She has served as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director, and Vice President at a multitude of organizations across the country. In addition to servicing local communities, Phyllis has been called upon by national non-profit organizations to assist with strategic planning and redesign.
Phyllis is an innovative, strategic, systems, and design-thinker who is respected for her impeccable integrity, frank assessment skills, humility, transparency, and ability to lead complex community initiatives. She has a stellar executive career highlighted by a broad range of qualifications that include strengths in leadership, organizational strategy and development, communications, relationship management, and fund development. She is a gifted communicator – a key factor in her success in leading and motivating staff and volunteers to achieve and exceed organizational goals.
Phyllis is a graduate of Leadership Jacksonville, Furman University’s Liberal Arts Leadership program, Clemson University’s Leadership program, and the Governor Richard W. Riley Institute’s Diversity Leadership Initiative. She was selected as one of Greenville, South Carolina’s 50 Most Influential People, is a recipient of Governor Richard W. Riley Diversity Leadership Institute’s Diversity Leadership Award for non-profit organizations, and is a recipient of the Soroptomist International Women Making a Difference Award.
Phyllis has served on and chaired numerous boards and committees throughout her career. She is currently the CEO and President of Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative in Charleston, SC.
Phyllis Martin is a native of New York and spent her formative years in the Catskill Mountain region. She is a graduate of The Florida State University where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science. In her free time, Phyllis loves to patronize the arts, unwind at the gym and the beach, and take her four-legged baby Finn on adventures.