President & CEO
Wendy Damron graduated with distinction from the University of Michigan-Dearborn with a Bachelor of Business Administration. She started her career at Ernst & Young LLP as a CPA in both the Detroit and Baltimore offices, where she practiced in all aspects of tax with a concentration on the areas of high net-worth individuals, corporate and non-profit compliance.
Through this experience, she came to understand the complexity of tax law and the burden it places on businesses large and small. In 2000, Wendy became a self-employed tax professional. In this capacity, she gained more experience and insight into the tax issues that middle-class individuals face and how tax policy can influence individual decision-making. She continues her tax practice with pro-bono work.
Wendy also served as the state director for Convention of States, a.k.a. Citizens for Self-Governance, a nationwide non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging citizens to actively engage with their state legislatures to make an impact on policy. Efforts of this state team resulted in the successful passage of legislation in South Carolina. During her time with this organization, Wendy has traveled the state to speak to groups about self-governance, served as an external relations manager, and established strong relationships with other like-minded organizations in the state.
Over the years, she has also been a member of several local nonprofit boards and has been very active in charitable work through her church and community. Wendy, her husband, and her two children relocated to the Charleston area over a decade ago, and have fallen in love with the people, the culture and the beauty of South Carolina.