[COLUMBIA, S.C., August 12, 2010] – Collins & Lacy, P.C. is pleased to announce attorney Ross B. Plyler has been selected for Leadership Greenville Class 37.
The Leadership Greenville program began in 1973 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 quality, dynamic leadership within the area. Many Leadership Greenville alumni have served in key leadership positions, some of which include city council, county council, school board, members of Congress and judges.
Ross is a senior associate with Collins & Lacy practicing in the areas of insurance litigation, employment law, transportation law and college and university law. Ross is a summa cum laude graduate of Wofford College, where he received his undergraduate degree in Government and History and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law. Following law school, he served as a law clerk for The Honorable Henry M. Herlong, Jr., United States District Court Judge.
Ross is active in both the legal field and his community. He is Vice-Chairman of the Goodwill Foundation Board. He serves on the Board of Directors for Goodwill Industries of the Upstate/Midlands. He is on the House of Delegates for the South Carolina Bar as well as the Lawyers’ Professionalism and Ethics Committee for the Defense Research Institute. Additionally, Ross has been a member of First Presbyterian Church of Greenville for more than 20 years. He currently serves as a Deacon, a role in which he works with the First Presbyterian Academy to provide educational opportunities to children in the Greenville community.
When asked about his participation in Leadership Greenville, Ross says, “As a new father, I want Greenville to continue to foster the quality of life that I remember growing up in the area. It is this essence of community that compelled me to return to Greenville after law school to live, work and raise my own family. Leadership Greenville gives me the opportunity to meet and interact with a wide spectrum of individuals who feel a similar sense of stewardship to continue moving Greenville forward.”