Leadership Summit

Leadership Summit for Healthy Communities

October 29, 2019 | The Florence Center

Hundreds of healthy eating and active living specialists and policy leaders from across South Carolina gather at the Leadership Summit for Healthy Communities to improve the lives and health of all residents. It’s the only statewide conference that unites healthy eating and active living specialists and decision makers from across the state. Through best practices and information exchange, we’re building South Carolina’s leaders in rural and urban areas to improve health outcomes by inspiring action.

The Leadership Summit for Healthy Communities provides networking opportunities with community partners and local decision-makers and promotes successful, evidence-based healthy eating, active living initiatives. We are driven by a desire to create communities where everyone has access to healthy, affordable foods and safe places to be active. This happens through initiatives and policies that create lasting changes where people live, learn, work, play, and pray.

Keynote Speaker

Anton Gunn
Anton Gunn is a former senior advisor to President Barack Obama and the world’s leading authority on Socially Conscious Leadership. He has a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of South Carolina and was a Resident Fellow at Harvard University. He is the bestselling author of The Presidential Principles and has been featured in TIME magazine, Inc. magazine, the Wall St Journal, BBC News, NPR and on Good Morning America. As an international speaker and consultant, he has worked with organizations like Microsoft, Sodexo, KPMG, Verizon Wireless, Aetna, American College of Surgeons, FINRA, and the Boeing Company. From playing SEC football and being the first African American in history elected to the South Carolina legislature from his district early in his career, to now working as a C-level executive for an academic health system and serving on multiple boards, he has spent his life helping people build diverse, high-performing teams and world-class leadership culture.

Who attends the Leadership Summit?

  • Public Health Professionals
  • State Agencies
  • Local Government
  • Healthcare Providers & Organizations
  • Faith-based Institutions
  • Education, After School and Childcare Programs