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Mrs. Paula Harper Bethea

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President

Phone: (803) ***-****  
My Carolina
1600 Hampton Street Annex Suite 305
Columbia , South Carolina 29208
United States

 
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Estill High School
  • University of South Carolina
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Paula Harper Bethea was born in Hampton County, South Carolina and graduated from Estill High School. In 1975, she graduated from the University of South Carolina, with honors, and moved to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina in 1977. Paula is Director of External Relations for McNair, and is active in numerous local, state and national organizations. Paula serves as Chair Emeritus of the United Way of America's Board of Governors, having been Chair in 1996-1997. As a member of the Board of Governors, she served as Chair of the National Initiatives Committee, the United Ways' Leadership Conference, and the Community Impact Committee. She was also the United Way Liaison to the NFL and a member of the Board of United Way International. In addition to her national leadership, Paula serves as a former Chair of the United Way of South Carolina, and former Chair of the United Way of Beaufort County. Paula chairs the Board of The Drummond Center at Erskine College, is Chair of The Caring Coins Foundation on Hilton Head Island and is Chair of the Board of the Hilton Head Regional Medical Center. She is a Board Member of First Financial Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiary, First Federal of Charleston, and she is a Founding Board Member of the Palmetto Institute where she serves as Secretary. She is a life member of Independent Colleges and Universities of South Carolina; a member of the Board of the MCI Heritage Classic Foundation; a member of the Board of the MUSC Foundation at the Medical University of South Carolina where she chairs the Nominating Committee and Vice Chairman of the Board of Presbyterian College. She is a past Chair of the Board of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and Columbia College (1998-2000) and of the Heart and Vascular Center at the Medical University of South Carolina. She was one of nine South Carolinians chosen to establish the South Carolina Education Lottery, and is now the chairman of the Centers for Economic Excellence Board, as well as a member of the Board of the South Carolina Competitiveness Council.
NASPL - View Contact
www.naspl.org, 2 Feb 2012 [cached]
Paula Harper Bethea, Executive Director
In July 2009, Paula Harper Bethea was asked to serve as Interim Director of the South Carolina Education Lottery. n September 2009, she became the second Executive Director in the Lottery's history. rs. Bethea had previously served as one of nine South Carolinians chosen to establish the Lottery in 2001.
Prior to joining the lottery, Bethea was Director of External Relations for the McNair Law Firm, with nine offices in North and South Carolina.Active in numerous local, state and national organizations, she chairs the Caring Coins Foundation on Hilton Head Island, is chairman of the board of First Financial Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiary, First Federal of Charleston, is vice-chair of the board of Presbyterian College and serves on the board of the MCI Heritage Classic Foundation. n 2006, Paula and her husband, William L. Bethea, Jr., were named South Carolina's Business Leaders of the Year.
"It only takes one ticket to ...
www.sceducationlottery.com, 19 May 2015 [cached]
"It only takes one ticket to win, and your odds are the same if you buy just one ticket or several," reminds the Lottery's Executive Director Paula Harper Bethea.
Latest News | LowcountryBizSC
www.lowcountrybizsc.com, 1 Sept 2011 [cached]
Paula Harper Bethea, executive director of the South Carolina Education Lottery and chair of First Financial Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiary, First Federal of Charleston
South Carolina Education Lottery
www.sceducationlottery.com, 23 Sept 2009 [cached]
At Work Today for Education – Lottery's New Executive Director Takes the Lead - Paula Harper Bethea Chosen South Carolina Education Lottery
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At Work Today for Education - Lottery's New Executive Director Takes the Lead - Paula Harper Bethea Chosen 9/23/2009 3:27:04 PM
COLUMBIA, SC (September 23, 2009) - A new leader is taking the reins at the South Carolina Education Lottery (SCEL). Paula Harper Bethea accepted the offer to direct the Lottery following the unanimous recommendation by the Board of Commissioners. "Mrs. Bethea is exactly the leader South Carolina needs to continue our lottery's success. She has the experience, focused enthusiasm, ability to motivate, presence in the business community, diplomatic style, and untarnished integrity to serve in this important position of public trust. All South Carolina stakeholders should share our excitement in Mrs. Bethea's willingness to serve," remarked Board Chairman Tim Madden.
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"I'm honored, thrilled and, quite frankly, humbled to lead this organization," said Mrs. Bethea. "I cannot imagine a more inspiring and fulfilling role than to take part in an endeavor that quite literally shapes young peoples' lives. Because of the lottery's success, 708,000 scholarships have been awarded with more than $2.2 billion appropriated for education in our state. I will devote full energy to the continued success of this rewarding undertaking. One item has become evident to me, we have the right team in place at SCEL, and I am thrilled to be associated with all the employees who work here," Mrs. Bethea added. SCEL's new chief is no stranger to the business of running a lottery. Mrs. Bethea was an inaugural Board member chosen to establish the Lottery in 2001 and an instrumental part of its start-up. Upon the departure of SCEL's former Executive Director earlier this year, Mrs. Bethea was tapped to take over as the Interim Executive Director. Paula Harper Bethea brings an exemplary record of business savvy to SCEL. Most recently, she was the External Relations Director for the McNair Law Firm, P.A. Among her many professional achievements, Mrs. Bethea serves as Chair Emeritus of the United Way of America's Board of Governors. She is Vice-Chairman of the Board of First Financial Holdings and is a Founding Board Member of the Palmetto Institute where she serves as Secretary. Mrs. Bethea is Vice Chairman of the Board of Presbyterian College and a former member of the S.C. State Ethics Commission. Mrs. Bethea is also an active member of many volunteer organizations and received such distinguished honors as Zonta Club's Woman of the Year, Hilton Head Island's Citizen of the Year, and the Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina's highest award for volunteer services to the State. Mrs. Bethea was born in Hampton County and graduated from the University of South Carolina with honors. She and her husband, Bill, are lifelong South Carolinians and in 2006 were named South Carolina's Business Leaders of the Year. SCEL is governed by a nine-member commission with three appointments by the Governor, three appointments by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, and three by the Speaker of the House of Representatives. To schedule an interview with Mrs. Bethea, please call 803-737-2399.
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