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Richard Puffer

Executive Director:  2000 – Present

Richard Puffer has been Executive Director of The Byerly Foundation since 2000. He succeeded Jo Coxe who was the original Executive Director. In addition to his work with the Byerly Foundation Puffer was also a communication professor at Coker College from January 2000 to May 2016. Prior to 2000 he served for almost 20 years with Sonoco Products in corporate communication. He has been a resident of Hartsville since 1973 when he came to the community to work for The Hartsville Messenger. He served as a reporter, photographer and news editor of the paper from 1973 to 1979. He has been active in the community and is currently also a member of the Hartsville United Way Board. He served as an elected school board member and served as chairman of the Darlington County School Board.

Shelagh Hendrickson

Administrative Assistant:  1996 – Present

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