President & CEO
Prior to serving as Palmetto Promise Institute’s Founding President & CEO, Greenville-native Ellen Weaver worked in a wide variety of roles in U.S. Senator Jim DeMint’s Washington and South Carolina offices. Her final assignment as State Director included management of staff, communications, and outreach strategy. Her work portfolio also includes development, speech-writing, coalition-building, and authorship of editorials published nationally and across the opinion pages of South Carolina. Ellen learned the value of initiative and hard work early in life, helping her dad on the job sites of his small residential construction business. She currently serves as Chairman of the South Carolina Education Oversight Committee, and on the board of the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities. She is also a deacon and chorister at the First Presbyterian Church of Columbia.