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Darla Moore


Darla Moore, who until 2012 was Vice President of Rainwater, Inc., a private investment company, is Founder and Chair of the Palmetto Institute, a nonprofit think-tank aimed at bolstering per capita income in South Carolina. She is also the founder and chair of the Charleston Parks Conservancy, a foundation focused on enhancing the parks and public spaces of the City of Charleston. She is the first woman to be profiled on the cover of Fortune magazine and named to the list of the Top 50 Most Powerful Women in American Business. Ms. Moore has served on numerous corporate and philanthropic boards, including Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, The South Financial Group, MPS Group, the National Advisory Board of JP Morgan, the National Teach for America Board of Directors, the Board of Trustees of the New York University Medical School and Hospital and the University of South Carolina. She was formerly a managing director of Chemical Bank, the predecessor of JP Morgan and currently serves on The Shed Board in New York City and the Lebanese American University of Beirut. The University of South Carolina’s business school is named in her honor, the first business school in America named for a woman. Ms. Moore received the Business Person of the Year Award from the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and was inducted into the South Carolina Business Hall of Fame. Ms. Moore and Condoleezza Rice are the first women members of Augusta National Golf Club. A graduate of the University of South Carolina, she holds an M.B.A. from George Washington University. Currently, Ms. Moore serves as Chairman of the Darla Moore Foundation.

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