Please join us as we welcome fellow Rotarian, Amy Beth Franks, to the podium on Monday, May 1st.  Amy Beth is the Executive Director of the Five Points Association and will be giving us an update and overview of all that is happening in the Five Points neighborhood along with a recap of St. Pat’s in Five Points 2017.

Originally from Summerville, South Carolina, Amy Beth Franks has lived in Columbia since 2005, when she began her studies at the University of South Carolina. During her time at USC, Amy Beth interned for the Five Points Association, the South Carolina State Senate and the Office of Governor Mark Sanford. Amy Beth graduated from USC in 2009, with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and Political Science.

Before joining the Five Points Association team in 2011, Amy Beth worked in the Governor’s Office, for the Mark Sanford Administration. Upon the election of Governor Nikki Haley, Amy Beth took a position in her administration and eventually left to become part of a four-person team charged with the creation of the Office of Inspector General. Amy Beth stayed with the Governor until she was recruited by the Five Points Association to serve as the Deputy Director. She is currently the Executive Director for the Association, a position she has held since May 2013.

Amy Beth looks forward to seeing this community grow to reach its maximum potential. She has a core belief that bars, restaurants, retailers, local residents and city officials should be working in unison to help promote a healthy, fully functioning neighborhood ecosystem.