Jill Bossi, C.P.M. recently served The American Red Cross as Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer. She was responsible for managing all Supply Chain and Travel related services for the Red Cross. During her time at The American Red Cross in October Mrs. Bossi redesigned the supply chain, implemented new policies and procedures, streamlined the purchase of goods and services by the organization across the Red Cross’ entire footprint in the United States and its seven territories. These changes resulted in millions of dollars in savings for the Red Cross; enabling better stewardship of donor dollars.
She also implemented a supplier management program and helped to establish their growing supplier diversity program; making it a model in the non profit sector. Partnering with Ariba, Mrs. Bossi implemented a new procure to pay system across the American Red Cross footprint used for disasters, for blood drives and for day to day operations. This issued in a new era of online ordering and supply chain management for the Red Cross and the nonprofit sector. Her team enabled better access to disaster inventories across the entire country through an app based technology, enabling faster and more efficient response during times of disaster and providing access to Red Cross employees and volunteers alike.
Prior to the Red Cross, Mrs. Bossi was the Senior Vice President and Sourcing Executive for Global Commercial Banking and Global Wealth Management at Bank of America. While at Bank of America Mrs. Bossi was instrumental in the redesign of the entire supply chain management function for the Bank.
During her career, Mrs. Bossi has also served as Vice President of Strategic Sourcing for Experian North America, one of the three largest credit reporting agencies in the U.S., as Director of G&A Procurement for Verizon Wireless. Mrs. Bossi has held senior supply management roles with companies as diverse as Packard Bell NEC, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Lorimar Studios and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios. She holds a BS in Business Management and has been published in many supply chain journals publications. Mrs. Bossi is a sought after national, regional, and local conference speaker. She is a member of the Institute for Supply Management, serves as a contributor for the ISM’s Report On Business® , on the ISM Women’s Executive Supply Management Steering Committee and the ISM Committee for Sustainability and Social Responsibility. Mrs. Bossi also is a member of the board for the National Minority Supplier Diversity Council and the CPO Advisory Board for WBENC (Women’s Business Enterprise Network Council).
Jill and her husband Richard have been married for 16 years, live in Tega Cay, SC and together they have four children and four grandchildren. Jill attends Grace Presbyterian Church in Fort Mill.
United States Senator Tim Scott is working daily to ensure that every American has the opportunity to succeed.
Growing up poor in a single parent household in North Charleston, South Carolina, Tim learned the importance of faith, hard work, and living within your means. By understanding the basic economic principles Washington so often forgets, and with the same determination he brings to advancing conservative principles in the Senate, Scott grew from his humble beginnings to build one of the most successful Allstate agencies in South Carolina.
An unbridled optimist, Senator Scott believes that despite our current challenges, our nation’s brightest days are ahead of us. As a teenager, Tim had the fortune of meeting a strong, conservative mentor, John Moniz. Moniz helped instill in Tim the notion that you can think your way out of poverty, and that the golden opportunity is always right around the corner. The American Dream is alive and well, and Tim’s story is a concrete example of that.
Senator Scott was sworn in to the U.S. Senate in January 2013. He has launched his Opportunity Agenda, a new way forward including robust initiatives that give our students and workers the greatest chance to succeed. Tim knows that success is created in studio apartments and garages, at kitchen tables, and in classrooms across the nation - not in government conference rooms in Washington.
His agenda will empower Americans through economic freedom and high-quality education. Senator Scott will work with anyone else committed to building a better future to develop bold ideas that break away from our past failures. This includes tax reform to increase economic freedom, expanding school choice so every child has a chance at a quality education, and providing alternatives for single parents to work their 40 hours a week by allowing for wider use of comp time.
Senator Scott is also working to find ways to help redevelop our poorest areas without pushing current residents out, bring down energy costs that consume a quarter of after-tax income for families making $30,000 or less, help young offenders and those aging out of the foster care system to receive the vital opportunity for education, and ensure our kids who want to attend college can do so without incurring debilitating debt.
Tim also continues his work to get our nation’s spending under control, and has opposed measures he believes do not go far enough. In his first hundred days as a Senator, he worked with colleagues to introduce a Balanced Budget Amendment, and was an original cosponsor on a bill to permanently ban the wasteful earmarking process.
Prior to being sworn in to the Senate, Senator Scott served in the United States House of Representatives from 2011-2013, where he was a member of House leadership and sat on the influential House Rules Committee. Tim also served on Charleston County Council for 13 years, including four terms as Chair and in the South Carolina House of Representatives for two years where he was elected Chairman of the Freshman Caucus and House Whip. He was the owner of Tim Scott Allstate and partner of Pathway Real Estate Group.
Joyce Dickerson is a public servant who is dedicated to the people of South Carolina. She has served on the Richland County Council for more than 9 years and is ready to represent all of South Carolina. She is a bold and courageous leader who believes every South Carolinian should have a voice in government, public affairs and how your tax dollars are spent. Joyce wants to be your voice.
Within a short time, Joyce has garnered a reputation of being a confident leader who isn't afraid to speak up for what is right. She is an advocate of women in politics and is the first woman from South Carolina to serve as chair of the National Foundation for Women Legislators. She is a past president of the Women of the National Association of Counties (NACo) and past chair of the Telecommunications and Technology Steering Committee. Joyce also served as chair of the Intergovernmental Advisory Committee, appointed in 2011 by Julius Genachowski, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
Joyce is proudly married to Matthew Dickerson, a retired Air Force veteran. They recently celebrated 50 years of marriage surrounded by their children, Mark Dickerson and MeLicia (MeMe) Spurgeon and numerous other family members and friends. Joyce, a native of Savannah, Georgia graduated from Midlands Technical College and Benedict College. She is retired and ready to serve South Carolina full time.
In the United States Senate, South Carolina's Lindsey Graham has earned a reputation as a conservative, a problem-solver, and a leader who gets things done.
Graham is widely viewed as one of the strongest proponents of a robust national defense and a great friend to our men and women serving in uniform. A frequent visitor to Afghanistan for on-the-ground assessments, Graham has consistently pushed for outcomes in the War on Terror which defend our own long-term national security interests.
Closer to home, Graham has been a leader in cutting spending, reforming entitlements, and getting government out of the way so businesses can create jobs. He has repeatedly voted against Obamacare, opposed Dodd-Frank, and fought President Obama's wasteful stimulus bill. For his work, a prominent national conservative organization honored him as a Taxpayer Hero who puts "the interests of the taxpayer ahead of politics by consistently voting to cut wasteful spending, reduce the tax burden, and make government more accountable to taxpayers."
Graham was elected to the Senate in 2002 and re-elected in 2008, garnering over one million votes and becoming the top vote-getter in South Carolina's history.
He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1994 as the first Republican from the Third Congressional District of South Carolina since 1877.
Prior to his service in the House, Graham compiled a distinguished record in the United States Air Force as he logged six-and-a-half years of service on active duty as an Air Force lawyer. From 1984-1988, he was assigned overseas and served at Rhein-Main Air Force Base in Germany.
Upon leaving active duty Air Force in 1989, Graham joined the South Carolina Air National Guard where he served until 1995. During the first Gulf War in the early 90's, Graham was called to active duty and served state-side at McEntire Air National Guard Base as Staff Judge Advocate where he prepared members for deployment to the Gulf region.
Graham continues to serve his country in the U.S. Air Force Reserves and is one of only two U.S. Senators currently serving in the Guard or Reserves. He is a colonel and is assigned as a Senior Instructor at the Air Force JAG School.
A native South Carolinian, Graham grew up in Central, graduated from D.W. Daniel High School near Clemson, and earned his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of South Carolina. He lives in Seneca and is a member of Corinth Baptist Church.
C. Bradley "Brad" Hutto is a Democratic member of the South Carolina Senate, representing the Senate District 40 since 1996. He is a 1978 graduate of the Honors College of the University of South Carolina and a 1981 graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center. Since 1982, he has practiced law with the firm of Williams & Williams in Orangeburg, S.C.
Brad Hutto serves on the following Senate Committees: Judiciary; Medical Affairs; Fish, Game and Forestry; Rules; Education; and Ethics. He is also a member of the Joint Citizens and Legislative Committee on Children and the Public Utilities Review Committee.
Senate District 40 encompasses all or portions of the counties of Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Colleton, Hampton, and Orangeburg. It is the only Senate District that includes six county seats.
Brad Hutto is an Eagle Scout and well known for contributions to the Boy Scouts of America having served at the unit level as a Cubmaster of Pack 90. Brad Hutto has been on the Executive Board of the Indian Waters Council, BSA and served as Council President from 2009-2011. He is a vigil honor member in Muscogee Lodge, Order of the Arrow where he served as Lodge Chief in 1975.