Staff

Eric TilleyEric Tilley – Executive Vice President

Originally from North Charleston, Eric graduated from the United States Military Academy (West Point) and attained the rank of Colonel in the US Army. During his service, he held key leadership positions throughout the US, Europe and Asia. He is an accomplished executive leader and manager with over two decades of extensive team building, problem solving and management experience, ranging from small teams to large, complex & diverse organizations, overseeing multi-million dollar budgets. Eric has been directly engaged with public policy issues at the local, state, national and international levels. A graduate of the US Army War College, he has Masters Degrees in Public Administration and Strategic Studies.

Melissa LevesqueMelissa Levesque – Development Executive

Melissa Levesque has dedicated her professional career to assisting donors and nonprofits fully realize their philanthropic objectives. As a vice president in the Endowment and Foundations division of SunTrust Bank, Ms. Levesque managed a multi-billion portfolio of the bank’s planned giving, nonprofit, and private foundation clients. In the nonprofit sector, she has held senior positions with the Council on Foundations, DonorsTrust, and Donors Capital Fund. Additionally, she been a speaker at numerous philanthropic conferences and has been interviewed or quoted on philanthropic issues by the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Bloomberg Wealth Manager, Worth, Registered Rep magazine and other national media outlets. Ms. Levesque received her Bachelor of Arts in History from Queens University of Charlotte and her Juris Doctor and Masters degrees from the University of Georgia.

Lauren MullisLauren Mullis – Development Coordinator

Lauren Mullis handles the development department’s day to day duties. Lauren began working at the Policy Council in the Fall of 2012 as a University of South Carolina sophomore majoring in Public Relations. After a brief time away, she returned as a member of the full-time staff. Lauren received her Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from the Honors College at the University of South Carolina in 2015. In her free time, Lauren enjoys exploring Columbia, being crafty, and going to yard sales.

 

Hannah HillHannah Hill – Senior Policy Analyst

Hannah Hill has worked in SC politics for years, volunteering for and managing political campaigns prior to working for the SC Policy Council. As a grassroots activist she utilized SCPC policy research and analysis, and eventually joined the team to help develop it. Hannah currently works on bill analysis, policy research, and contributes to The Nerve. Prior to transitioning into full-time politics, she was a project manager and Director of Customer Happiness at Castle Media Group. A lifelong South Carolinian, Hannah comes from a large family whose South Carolina roots go back for generations.

 

Bryce FiedlerBryce Fiedler – Policy Analyst

Bryce Fiedler is a native of Orlando, Florida where he attended the University of Central Florida and received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 2017. As a student, he got first-hand political experience while interning for a member of the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington D.C., and later spent a semester working on local policy issues for a county commissioner in the Central Florida area. Bryce is now a full-time staff member for the Policy Council where he conducts research and policy analysis.

 

Lindsay ElliotLindsay Elliott – Project Manager

Lindsay Elliott joined the South Carolina Policy Council in October of 2008. She is responsible for coordinating all speaking requests, working with vendors, managing internal office affairs and maintaining the day-to-day schedule for the President. Prior to joining the Policy Council, Lindsay was a recruiting assistant in the private sector. She worked alongside account managers and recruiters as the link for all internal and external communications. She also coordinated company events and acted as the liaison to more than 100 consultants. Lindsay received her Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from the University of South Carolina in 2005.

 

Winky ZeberleinWinky Zeberlein – Operations Director

Winky Zeberlein joined SC Policy Council August of 2008 and is the Director of Operations. Her responsibilities include accounting related matters, human resources and building maintenance. Prior to joining South Carolina Policy Council, Winky served in the public and private accounting sectors. Her experience includes accounting for non-profit organizations as well as auditing non-profit organizations. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business with an emphasis in Accounting from Columbia College.