97th Annual Awards Celebration
Presented by
Phoebe Sumter Medical Center

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

6:00 PM - Reception
Sponsored by
Imerys Refractory Minerals
7:00 PM - Dinner

Featuring Key Note Speaker Jackie G. Cushman
Sponsored by
The Staffing People
  Jackie G. Cushman

Known for her ability to synthesize major news events and ordinary life happenings into a unique perspective that rings with authenticity, Jackie Gingrich Cushman connects with her audience through both hearts and minds. 

Cushman is passionate about improving the world her two children will inherit and endeavors to inspire others to learn, love and live their lives successfully.

As a nationally syndicated columnist for Creators Syndicate, Jackie presents an authentic, bold, conservative view that extracts simplicity from complexity, genuineness from aloofness, and presents true, vivid and comprehensive images of situations.

Noted by the Washington Times for her “considerable talent” in writing, Jackie’s outlook and opinions are highly entertaining, inspirational and thought-provoking. Audiences of community leaders, educators, entrepreneurs and executives are captured by her fresh ideas, friendly style and quick wit.

Jackie’s new book “5 Principles for a Successful Life: From our Family to Yours,” (Crown Forum) was co-authored with her father, Newt Gingrich. Their book focuses on the principles that Jackie follows in her daily life: Dream Big, Work Hard, Learn Every Day, Enjoy Life and Be True to Yourself. 

Jackie’s work has been cited on the Today Show, New York Magazine, USA Today, and the Washington Times. She has appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” CNN’s “Campbell Brown,” “The 700 Club,” Fox News Channel’s “Fox and Friends,” “The O’Reilly Factor,” “The Sean Hannity Show,” “The Strategy Room,” “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren,” “Geraldo at Large,” “The Huckabee Show” and “Squeeze Play” on Canada’s Business News Network.

Cushman's non-profit activities include serving on The Georgia Advisory Council for the Trust for Public Land and on the board of Genesis: A New Life. She is founder and chairman of the board of the Learning Makes a Difference Foundation.

Jackie lives in Atlanta with her husband Jimmy Cushman, Jr., and their children.

Jackie graduated cum laude from Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C. She received her MBA from Georgia State University in Atlanta and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Please RSVP by March 17th, 2017
229-924-2646 or chamber@sumtercountychamber.com

Table Sponsorships are available, contact the Chamber for details.