LMC Welcomes Ambassador David Wilkins

The Lexington Medical Center Foundation is pleased to present a dinner and talk with Ambassador David Wilkins on Thursday, March 4, 2010 at the Embassy Suites, Columbia.

Wilkins is a partner at Nelson Mullins Riley and Scarborough LLP and chairs the Public Policy and International Law practice group, which focuses primarily on representing businesses on both sides of the US-Canadian border and offers experience on a wide range of strategic bilateral issues.

Mr. Wilkins was nominated by President George W. Bush to become the United States Ambassador to Canada. He began his service on June 29, 2005, and served until January 20, 2009. During his tenure, Ambassador Wilkins helped to resolve some of the highest profile issues between Canada and the United States, including the decades-old softwood lumber trade dispute.

Prior to his appointment as Ambassador, Mr. Wilkins practiced law for 34 years in Greenville, South Carolina, and has extensive experience in civil litigation and appellate practice.

The event begins with a Founder Reception at 5:00 p.m. in the Embassy Suites atrium. A Sponsor Reception is at 6:00 p.m. The dinner and talk begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Ambassador Ballroom. Embassy Suites is at 200 Stoneridge Drive in Columbia.

The Lexington Medical Center Foundation works to ensure that quality health services and patient-centered care are available for the people of the Midlands through the development of philanthropic resources. Examples of LMC Foundation projects are the Women’s Mobile Imaging Unit, Becky’s Place, the Extended Care Memorial Garden, nursing scholarship, Partners Program for high school students at the hospital’s Doula Program.

Tickets are $50.00 per person. Payment may be made by cash, check or credit card. You can register on-line and find more information at our hospital Web site.

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