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Hayne Hipp to be Honored in South Carolina

— by on October 19th, 2012

W. Hayne Hipp, a member of Washington and Lee’s Class of 1962, is one of three South Carolinians who will be honored on Nov. 26 at the third annual Dick & Tunky Riley Legacy of Leaders event, sponsored by Leadership South Carolina.

In addition to Hayne, the honorees are Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-SC, and Deb Sofield, an internationally recognized communications coach.

The three will be recognized for their contributions to the state, the region, the nation and the world.

Hayne will receive the Leader of Distinction Award. He founded the Liberty Fellowship, seminars and collaborative forums designed to cultivate new generations of leaders who are successful in their fields and active in their communities, and who have the potential to make an impact at the state level, to improve the quality of life for residents of the state, and to improve the standing of South Carolina nationally. He founded it in collaboration with Wofford College and the Aspen Institute.

Prior to establishing the Liberty Foundation, Hayne spent 26 years as CEO of Liberty Corp., the holding company that managed Liberty Properties (real estate), Liberty Capital Advisors (financial management), Liberty Life Insurance and Cosmos Broadcasting (which owned WIS-TV). He is a trustee of the Aspen Institute and former trustee of the Palmetto Business Forum and the National Urban League. He is also a trustee emeritus of Washington and Lee.