TCL Foundation announces new board directors | Technical College of the LowCountry

TCL Foundation announces new board directors

April 09, 2013

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry Foundation has announced that two new Directors have joined its Board. Elizabeth “Liz” Clist and Stephen R. Duvall will begin their terms at the April Board meeting.


Mrs. Clist brings over 30 years of board, sales, and marketing experience to the TCL Foundation. Her resume includes Vice President of Marketing for the Naisbitt Group headed by John Naisbitt, author of the classic book Megatrends.  As an executive with the Hyatt Corporation, Mrs. Clist established the Park Hyatt Hotel brand. She later founded Clist Consulting to help businesses facilitate their employees’ professional and personal growth. In the 1990s, Mrs. Clist obtained a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies in Philosophy and Religious Studies. This experience and her own intense spiritual quest led her to write a book, The Spiritual Revelations of A Career Woman: The Truth About My Life recounting her journey and those of the women she interviewed.


Mrs. Clist served for six years on the Board of Directors for Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts and assisted in fundraising for its multimillion dollar Center for Education. She was also a member of the National Advisory Board of the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Mrs. Clist was also one of the founders of Women in Philanthropy on her beloved Hilton Head Island where she lives with her husband, Todd.


A recent “transplant” to Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, Mr. Duvall is the Executive Vice President for Strategic Account Development for CareCore National LLC. Mr. Duvall has 29 years of sales and sales management experience within a broad array of healthcare disciplines including managed care, long term care, pharmacy, and specialty benefit management. Over his career, much of Mr. Duvall’s attention has focused on the development and deployment of managed pharmacy initiatives for corporate, union, health plan and government-sponsored programs and long term care facilities. In his current position with CareCore, Mr. Duvall has national responsibility for all revenue expansion and contract retention opportunities with CareCore’s base of clients. Reporting directly to the CEO, Mr. Duvall is an integral part of CareCore’s executive management team. He relocated from Bethesda, Maryland, to Hilton Head Island last August and now lives in Wexford Plantation with his wife, Cyndi, and stepson, Ryan. He has three other grown sons. Mr. Duvall holds a B.A. from Denison University, Ohio.


“Our TCL family is very excited that Liz Clist and Steve Duvall have joined the Foundation board,” TCL President Dr. Tom Leitzel said. “Liz is very involved in the community, and Steve has jumped right in to serve as a volunteer in various capacities. I know they will help spread the good word about how effective TCL is in educating students for careers and further college studies.”


TCL Foundation Executive Director, Louise Mathews, added, “I am looking forward to working with Liz and Steve to move the foundation forward in its support for TCL.”


Since its founding in 1983, the TCL Foundation has awarded close to $2 million in scholarship funds. In the last academic year, TCL Foundation donors provided funding for 167 scholarship awards that helped talented, deserving individuals achieve their educational goals.

In addition to providing scholarship assistance, the Foundation establishes private sector support to further enhance the College’s teaching and educational capabilities while supporting TCL’s vision to provide innovative workforce solutions.

For more information about the Foundation and scholarship assistance, please call 843.525.8294 or visit


The Technical College of the Lowcountry is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all qualified applicants for admissions or employment without regard to race, gender, national origin, age, religion, marital status, veteran status, disability, or political affiliation or belief.

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