A native of Greensboro, Rhett joined the Endowment in 1992 as associate director of health care and became director of the child care program area in 1998. In 2009, he was promoted to vice president and in June 2016 succeeded long-time SCANPO friend, Gene Cochran as president of the $100 million grant-funding organization.
Minor Shaw, board chair for The Duke Endowment told the Charlotte Observer, “Rhett brings a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing the Carolinas and a true passion for the work of philanthropy.”
Rhett earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and a master of health administration from Duke University. He serves on the Southeastern Council of Foundation’s Board of Trustees, the North Carolina Governor’s Early Childhood Advisory Council and is also on the board of the the North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research.
The entire SCANPO team and the 2017 Summit planning committee are honored to have Rhett’s leadership and dedication driving the creation and program development for South Carolina’s most respected nonprofit professional conference.
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