Leadership Greenville Alumni Fireside Chat

Date: November 13, 2018
Time: 5:30 pm
Location:  Show map
Poinsett Club
807 E. Washington St.
Greenville, SC 29601
Contact: Tami Miller
Phone: 8642393743

This unique event provides the opportunity for Alumni and current class members to interact with Greenville community leaders in a personal setting while they share their insights and experiences. The featured speaker for this Fireside Chat is Jo Watson Hackl. Jo is a graduate of LG19!

Due to its popularity, this event is limited to the first 50 registrations. Heavy hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine will be provided.  

For Leadership Greenville Alumni Members and current Leadership Greenville Class 45 Only. 


  • Jo Watson Hackl has been a corporate and securities attorney with Wyche, P.A in Greenville, SC for over 25 years, and first-chaired the registration of over $1 billion in securities.
  • Jo was the first woman to serve as Chair of the Greenville Area Development Corporation and is Past President of the Greenville County Bar Association, Past President of the Greenville Professional Women’s Forum, Past Chair of the Community Foundation of Greenville, and Past Chair of the United Way Women’s Leadership Initiative. She is a Liberty Fellow, a Riley Fellow, and an Aspen Global Leadership Network Fellow. Jo serves as a Mentor for the Liberty Fellowship program, for young professionals in the Chamber’s PULSE Pacesetter program, and for Yale law school students.
  • Jo has been recognized as a “Woman of Achievement” by the YWCA, received the Community Foundation’s Ruth Nicholson Award, the Peace Center’s Philanthropist of the Year Award, the Legal Service’s Richard Riley Pro Bono Award, the Chamber’s ATHENA award and the Greenville County Bar Association’s Tommy Thomason Award.
  • Jo is also a writer and founder of Outdoorosity.org, a free resource that provides information and inspiration about spending time in nature. Jo’s novel, Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe, was published by Random House Children’s Books in July. The book has already received critical acclaim.  The American Booksellers Association has named it an Indie Next pick, the Southern Independent Bookseller’s Alliance has named it an Okra pick and New York Times bestselling author Carrie Ryan has called it “totally unputdownable.”  Jo recently held an event to raise money so that children in the United Way’s On Track program can receive their own autographed copy of the book.  Over 240 books were donated and Jo is working to make sure that every child in the On Track program receives their own copy.


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