Charleston Information Group, LLC, is pleased to announce that Leah Hinds has been appointed Executive Director of the Charleston Library Conference.
Leah has been working as an independent contractor with the Conference since 2004 when she was hired by Regina Semko, the former Registrar of the Charleston Conference, to compile attendee evaluation results and annual surveys for ATG, and to help on site at the Information Desk. She was named Assistant Director shortly thereafter and took on responsibility for organizing the program, liaising with presenters and meeting facilities, managing sponsorships and advertising, and more. As her role and responsibilities have grown and changed in the 12 years she’s worked with the Charleston Information Group, LLC, Leah has helped the Charleston Conference and Against the Grain to grow and flourish.
“I’m honored and thrilled to be named Executive Director of the Charleston Conference,” remarks Leah. “I feel extremely fortunate to have Katina as a mentor and look forward to continuing to build on the conference’s tradition of excellence.”
“Leah Hinds is tireless, efficient, smart, quick, and very creative with solutions! We are ecstatic to recognize her as the Executive Director of the Charleston Conference!” says Katina Strauch, founder and convener.
Leah was appointed Executive Director of the Charleston Conference in 2017, and has served in various roles with the Charleston Information Group, LLC, since 2004. Prior to working for the conference, she was Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions for the College of Charleston for four years. She lives in a small town near Columbia, SC, with her husband and two kids where they raise a menagerie of farm animals.