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. She currently serves on the boards of the South Carolina Education Oversight Committee, the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities and Frontline Missions International. She also serves as a deacon and chorister at the First Presbyterian Church of Columbia.