TERESA WILSON(803) 545-3011
EDUCATIONUniversity of South Carolina School of Law
, Columbia, South CarolinaJuris Doctor Degree, May 1999
Student Bar Association (Legislative and Law Week Committees)Pro Bono Board (1998 Service Award) & Public Interest Law Society (1997-98 Secretary)Black Law Students AssociationRichland County School District One Mentor
University of South Carolina--Honors College
, Columbia, South Carolina
Bachelor of Arts in English, May 1996, with honors from South Carolina Honors College
Outstanding Senior Award (given by Omicron Delta Kappa)Student Assistant, Office of the President, January 1994
July 1996Intern, NationsBank (Personnel, Credit Training and Real Estate Banking), Summers 1993
Assistant City Manager
Community Programs, Economic Development & Government Services,
The City of Columbia
Columbia, South Carolina, July 2011
Serve as a member of the City’s senior management team with oversight and responsibility for Economic
Development, Community Development, Governmental Affairs & Community Relations, the Office of BusinessOpportunities, the Development Corporations, Grants Administration and the Office of the Mayor.
Director of Governmental Affairs & Community Relations, The City of Columbia
Columbia, South Carolina, since February 2007 (duties folded into new role as Assistant City Manager)Serve a
s the City’s intergovernmental relations liaison and provide a central location for community relations.
Manage/ conduct lobbying efforts (state & Federal levels) on behalf of the City as well as collaborations between theCity and various entities. Coordinate constituent services, American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (stimulus)management, grants administration, and numerous special projects.
Government & Community Relations, The University of South Carolina, The Office of the President
Columbia, South Carolina, June 2005
February 2007Provided leadership and support to University administrators, faculty and staff on governmental relations andlegislative matters, as well as served as liaison for case work involving the external and internal communities,organizations and the City of Columbia.
Language Arts & Reading Teacher, 6
grades, St. Andrews Middle School, Richland School District One
Columbia, South Carolina, October 2000
August 2002; August 2004
May 2005Completed certification requirements via Richland One Alternative Certification Program (Critical Needs); Certifiedto teach middle/ secondary English; Peer Mediation coordinator.
English Teacher, 9
grade, Spring Valley High School, Richland School District Two
Columbia, South Carolina, August 2002
May 2003Junior Varsity Mock Trial Coach.
Judicial Law Clerk, The Honorable L. Casey Manning, Fifth Judicial Circuit
Columbia, South Carolina, August 1999
August 2000Researched and drafted legal issues in preparation for trial; jury qualification and voir dire; interacted daily withattorneys, court staff and the general public; maintained the court docket as well as other functions of the office.