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Top Wall Street Investment Manager to Give 29th Commencement Address

April 17, 2018

The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics (GSSM) Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Ms. Pamela Lawrence, a leading Wall Street investment manager and entrepreneur, will deliver GSSM’s 29th Commencement address at the Harris E. & Louise H. DeLoach Center at Coker College in Hartsville, South Carolina on Saturday, June 2, 2018.

Lawrence has spent more than 30 years managing fund portfolios, valuing businesses, evaluating management teams, and guiding public and private businesses through financial and operational restructurings. She is a member of 100 Women in Finance, the New York Society of Security Analysts, and the Financial Women’s Association of New York.

She co-founded her first woman-owned business in 2001, launching Restoration Capital Management, LLC, a hedge fund management company specializing in investments and management assistance for distressed companies. In 2012, she co-founded Gibbes Bay Advisors, LLC. She currently serves as Chief Operation Officer and Investment Committee Member at Seaport Global Asset Management in New York City.

Lawrence’s work has been recognized in leading industry publications and she is active in community development through her work on numerous boards and associations.

GSSM President Dr. Hector Flores welcomes the selection of Lawrence to deliver the graduation address, “We are delighted and honored that Ms.Lawrence will address our graduating class this year.  Her many years of experience in the business world, and national recognition, should inspire our graduates. I am grateful to GSSM parent Kris Reining for nominating and facilitating this wonderful opportunity for us.”

Founded in 1988 as a model for advanced STEM education in South Carolina, GSSM serves nearly four hundred of the state’s most promising scholars in the 10th through 12th grades through its nationally recognized residential and virtual programs. The school offers the most advanced courses in science, mathematics and engineering at its campus in Hartsville and virtually to participating school districts across the state. GSSM’s Outreach and teacher development programs serve thousands of students in schools throughout South Carolina each year.

Pictured above: Photo courtesy of Pamela Lawrence

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