Published on January 11th, 2018 | by Millennium Magazine Staff0
Emma McGraw Myers, New AARP SC State President
Emma McGraw Myers is the new AARP South Carolina State President. Emma is a well-known and highly respected professional in South Carolina. She will be an asset to our state.
Myers is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Advanced Care Management, LLC (ACM) which employs case managers statewide to conduct assessments, develop service plans and provide care coordination to the elderly and disabled on Medicaid. She works closely with ACM’s CEO Tim Davis to ensure that case managers meet or exceed quality assurance guidelines and excel in client satisfaction expectations. ACM–founded in 2008–is the second largest case management company in the state. She is also President & CEO of EM Consultants—a Midlands-based small business specializing in fundraising, training and capacity-building for corporate, faith-based and grassroots organizations. Myers is one of the longest serving Adjunct Professors at the USC College of Social Work marking 15 years of teaching graduate and undergraduate students advocacy, organizational development and public policy.
The Columbia native is a second-generation graduate of Richland School District One. She holds a Bachelors of Art Degree in Social Work and a Master Degree in Social Work Administration from Florida State University. Her professional career began in 1975 as a management trainee with United Way. Ms. Myers worked nearly 20 years in both the national and local offices of United Way in various capacities. She was the first African-American appointed as President and Chief Professional Officer of the United Way of Richland County (Mansfield, OH) and the first African-American CPO of the United Way of Aiken (SC) County—earning the reputation as a “trailblazer”.
She is the proud mother to two adult children, Attorney Katherine Myers and Texas State Trooper Kenneth Myers, Jr. Myers is a 45-year Silver Star member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc and a 20+ year member of First Nazareth Baptist Church. She holds leadership positions on several local, state and national civic and community boards including AARP-SC Executive Council, Benedict-Allen Community Development Corporation, Columbia Council of Neighborhoods and the National Association of Black Social Workers. Ms. Myers is highly acclaimed for conducting engaging board governance training, productive strategic planning sessions and successful golf tournaments. She mentors and encourages others to strive to be their very best.