Columbia, SC, April 22, 2020 - The Salvation Army of the Midlands has appointed Thomas L. Rhodes, III as Chairman of the Advisory Board. Thomas was installed as an Advisory Board Member in 2014 and served as the Vice-Chair this past year. Thomas has been a tremendous asset to the team. "The Salvation Army is so blessed to have Thomas serving as Chairman of the Advisory Board. He is a strategic thinker that will effectively provide strong leadership with a generous spirit in this role," said Major Henry Morris.
Thomas joined The Salvation Army Advisory Board with extensive experience and leadership serving as current President of Rhodes Graduation Services, Inc., a family owned and operated business representing Jostens since 1975. Thomas is also the co-founder of Rhodes Branding, a branding and marketing agency focused on serving the education community.
Currently, Thomas is a top ten finalist for the Columbia Metropolitan Magazine's 2020 Capital Young Professional Awards honoring young, local movers and shakers who aspire to make Columbia a strong, thriving community. This is not the first time Thomas has been recognized in a top ten category. Clemson Alumni Association honored Thomas with the Roaring Ten Award, given to ten individuals who exemplify Clemson University's core values of honesty, integrity and respect.
"I am honored and humbled to work with an organization that is doing the most good in the Midlands,"said Rhodes. "The Salvation Army of the Midlands is changing lives of people every day by providing help, hope and dignity."
Thomas also serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the SC Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Visitors at Clemson University, and the Board of Directors of the Rexanna's Foundation for Curing Lung Cancer.
"The Salvation Army looks forward to working closely with Thomas as he serves in this role through March 2021. Together, with 2020 vision, we will strive to reach new heights," said Major Henry Morris.
The Salvation Army of the Midlands Advisory Board Members: Mark Ackerman, Steve Anastasion, Tyler Baldwin, Jr., Chris Beckham, Emily Brady Bedenbaugh, Charlotte Berry, John Cloyd, Tommy Crutchfield, Dr. John W. Dingle, Raven Gambrell, JT Gandolfo, Ellen Hayden, Ron Hill, Denise Gunter Hudson, David Jordan, Bobby Locklear, C. Whitaker Moore, Fenton Overdyke, Terry Povey, Elliott Powell, Dr. Elizabeth Pirkle-Rasor, Jason Puhlasky, Harrison Rearden, Robert Reibold, Mary Sesler, Wayne Smith, Ellen Sumpter, Carolyn Swinton, Bud Tibshrany, Julian W. Walker Jr., David Wells, William Witherspoon. Life Members: Robert Fuller, John "CB" Smith, Jr., Reece Williams.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of "America's Favorite Charities" by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country's largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit The Salvation Army of the Midlands website: www.DoingtheMostGood.org:. Follow us on Twitter @SalArmyMidlands and Facebook @SalvationArmyMidlands #DoingTheMostGood
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