Amelia McKie | DIHGLA Cohort 3 | IBWPPI

Amelia McKie

Amelia Butler McKie is a founding partner and consultant a governmental relations and communications/public relations firm serving municipal, state and private agencies. Her passion
is educational advocacy and community relations; her joy comes where those two worlds collide. She is also a journalistic wordsmith and enjoys creating written works of art; editing
other entities’ written works of art; and ghostwriting. She has a soft spot for serving as a “champion for people” and enjoys helping organizations and individuals navigate the delicacies
of consensus building, mastering civility and navigating parliamentary procedure and public  policy.

McKie has recently completed eight years of public service on her local school board of commissioners where she served as chair, vice chair (twice), secretary (twice); chair of the
diversity and multicultural inclusion committee; legislative liaison; and attained the highest level of boardmanship. She also served six years on the state school boards association as a
regional director. Leading up to her election to the school board, McKie supported the district through her long time service on numerous parent/teacher/student organizations and her local
community. McKie has a personal quest and passion for educational and community equity, parity, and equality for all.

McKie serves as Business Administration Manager for KRJ Consulting. She is a Diversity Leaders Institute Fellow of The Riley Institute; a South Carolina Education Policy Fellow; Past
President of the South Carolina School Improvement Council Board of Trustees; a Leadership South Carolina graduate and FastTrac graduate. She is a member of First Northeast Baptist
Church and the Gamma Nu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She is a founding member and Vice Chair of The Umoja Village Board of Directors and Vice Chair of
Project OneWay of SC Board of Directors. She has served as a founding member of the Board of Directors for the Divine Nine Foundation of Columbia, a founding board member of Friends of
Epworth, and advisory board member for Thomas Media Group as well as numerous civic organizations. She currently serves as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for Richland
County and as a guardian ad litem for the private sector. In her past time, McKie enjoys reading, swimming, storytelling and journaling.

McKie is an alumna of the University of South Carolina. She is the proud mom of two adult children who provide never ending smiles to her face and warmth to her heart. One of her
favorite passages, by which she lives is, “unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing’s going to change, it’s not.”

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