Myrtle Beach Board of Directors

| Monday, July 16, 2018

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March of Dimes Names William Ballard, WPDE and Jodi Sims to Board of Directors in Eastern South Carolina

(Myrtle Beach, SC, July 12, 2018)—March of Dimes welcomes William Ballard, General Manager of WPDE and Jodi Sims as members of the Eastern South Carolina Board of Directors.

“We are delighted to have Bill and Jodi serve in these volunteer leadership roles. We look forward to working with them as we continue strengthening our mission and fundraising initiatives in Eastern South Carolina. Their vision and experience will help us to the fight for the health of all moms and babies” said Erin Herrmann, March of Dimes Executive Director.

Mr. Ballard has over 27 years of experience in television broadcast and most recently as a founder/owner of a start-up company.  Prior to that, he served as President and General Manager at WIAT-TV (CBS) in Birmingham, AL and has been a General Manager at various other television stations since 1994, including Miami, Philadelphia, and Raleigh, as well as a broadcasting consultant.

Mrs. Sims moved to Myrtle Beach from Nashville, TN four years ago with her husband and two teenage sons when her husband became the CEO of Grand Strand Health. She brings to us a professional background in healthcare marketing and has chaired many non-profit events including the Chattanooga Heart Ball, The Pearl Ball benefiting the Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation, Dance for Dance benefiting the Nashville Ballet, the Art Museum’s 20th Anniversary Art en Blanc committee and will be chairing this year’s Home Tour. In her spare time, she loves to travel and spend time at the beach. “I’m excited about joining the board of directors of March of Dimes” said Jodi Sims.  “Both of our boys were preemies, and spent many days in the NICU after birth. The March of Dimes and their research holds a special place in my and Mark’s heart.”

Eastern South Carolina board members include:

Dr. Xaviera Carter, Tidelands Health Women’s Center

Dr. Elizabeth Kelly, Carolina Radiology Associates

Jeffrey Littlefield, Vice President BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina

Patrick Mattingly, Senior Financial Advisor Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

Chairman Ryan Swaim, General Manager Dunes Realty


William Ballard, Jodi Sims and family                                           


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