Board Members

Board Chair – Daniel W. Luginbill

Daniel Luginbill is a litigation attorney at McGowan Hood and Felder in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Mr. Luginbill enlisted in the United States Navy out of high school as a means to pay for college and was assigned to a nuclear submarine. After being honorably discharged, he attended the College of Charleston and graduated from the University of South Carolina Law School.

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Vice Chair – Samuel B. Cooper, Jr

Samuel Cooper has worked as a personal injury attorney since 1998 after briefly working as a prosecutor in South Carolina’s Fourth Judicial Circuit. Mr. Cooper grew up as the son of a military chaplain and understands the adjustments necessary to moving frequently as a child. He has lived in Charleston for 21 years and previously served on the board of WeAreFamily from 1998 to 2005 and has volunteered with other community organizations.

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Secretary – Margaret Harris

Peggy Harris is currently completing her third year at the Charleston School of Law after a successful career as a medical device sales representative.

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Treasurer – Richard W. Thaler, Jr.

Richard Thaler is a managing partner at Lieutenant Island Partners, where he has grown businesses, provided financial advice, and guided investment decisions throughout the United States and overseas. He has 40 years of experience and has been used to advise various corporate and nonprofit boards. Mr. Thaler has also handled and advised others on acquisitions, sales, and divestitures. Mr. Thaler came to this role after a long career as the Vice Chairman of Industrials and Corporate Finance at Deutsche Bank Securities and other banks before that. Mr. Thaler has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard University.

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Member – Michael Acquilano

Michael Acquilano is the Director of the South Carolina Catholic Conference and the Associate Director of Catholic School Development for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charleston. He is active in the education reform community and serves on the Board of Exceptional SC. Mr. Acquilano is a graduate of Ave Maria School of Law.

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Member – Todd Senf

Todd Senf is the Senior Account Executive of Correll Insurance Group. In his free time, Mr. Senf volunteers with One80 Place, a non-profit organization that works to end and prevent homelessness in Charleston.

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