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Women Vision SC: Ann Timberlake

Ann Timberlake
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Fresh out of Newcomb College at Tulane, Ann Timberlake came back to South Carolina and instead of taking up civil rights or the war, she said she “wanted to save trees.” She became one of South Carolina’s leading conservation advocates. As a founding member of the Sierra Club in South Carolina, she helped lead campaigns to establish the Congaree National Park and the Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness. She also advocated for the Chattooga River as to be designated as a “Wild and Scenic River.” After working as a sales representative for the Pillsbury Company, Timberlake opened a full service, neighborhood grocery, The Purple Cow, in downtown Columbia. In 2003, she returned to conservation and political work as the founding executive director of the new Conservation Voters of South Carolina. She now consults and lobbies as the principal for Timberlake Communications, LLC.

Linda O’Bryon is a nationally recognized journalist and broadcaster; she is the founding executive editor of Nightly Business Report, a program she co-anchored daily for more than a decade, and a series that was a mainstay on public television for more than 40 years. She started her career as a news reporter, and she has worked at all levels of broadcasting for 45 years, with 40 of those years in public media. O'Bryon is also former president and CEO of South Carolina ETV and SC Public Radio.