Leadership Greenville Selects Rita Barker for Class 37« All News

June 20, 2010

Greenville, S.C. -- Rita Bolt Barker, an associate attorney with Wyche Burgess Freeman & Parham, P.A., has been selected as a member of Class 37 of the Leadership Greenville program. The program is designed and facilitated by the Greenville Chamber to help develop informed, committed and qualified leaders for Greenville County. By taking an intensive look into the issues affecting Greenville County, Leadership Greenville prepares and motivates participants to provide dynamic leadership in the area. Individuals are selected through an application process based on their past involvement in the community and their ability to set and achieve high personal goals. Since the program began in 1973, many of the alumni have served in key leadership positions, including city council, county council, the school board, as members of Congress and as judges.

Since moving to Greenville a little over three years ago, Ms. Barker has become involved in a number of community activities. She is a member of Greenville Forward’s Board of Directors and Environmental Task Force; serves on the Environmental Issues Committee of the Chamber; is a member of the Chamber’s PULSE; is a member of Furman Connections Leadership Program; volunteers for Upstate Forever; serves as Ambassador for Clemson University Libraries; volunteers for the Harvard Law School Alumni Association; and was Honorary Chair of the South Carolina 4-H Congress.

Ms. Barker, a Clemson and Harvard Law School graduate, joined Wyche in 2007 after serving as Law Clerk to the Honorable Beverly B. Martin, United States District Court, Atlanta, Georgia, and as an associate attorney at King & Spalding in Atlanta. She concentrates her practice in Architectural Works Copyright Infringement Litigation; Environmental; and Litigation.