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Introducing HR CAFE: Lunch-N-Learn with Joanie Winters

July 25, 2022 | Posted By: Bree

Introducing HR CAFE: Lunch-N-Learn with Joanie Winters

The Lexington Chamber & Visitors Center is excited to introduce a new educational series, an exclusive shareholder Lunch-N-Learn seminar.

Meet Joanie Winters, founder of Winters Law Firm

Joanie Winters is an employment law attorney with an extensive background in Human Resources. She offers educational training for chambers throughout the state and maintains her law practice in Chester, SC. Her practice represents both public, non-profit and private sector entities.

We’re honored to have her lead this series and extend her knowledge to our shareholders.

Ms. Winters serves as a member of the SBDC Advisory Executive Board, as a Director for the Chester Development Corporation and for the Executive Board of the Workforce Initiative Act Board for Catawba Regional Council of Government as well as the steering committee for S.C. Association of Counties Government and Intergovernmental Relations.

She was honored in 2008 with the prestigious Human Resource Professional of the Year award by the York County Chamber of Commerce and the Society for Human Resource Management, and in 2012 was presented with the “Making an Impact – Elite Mentor” award by Women with Know How, an e-magazine for professional women. In February 2013, she was given the Small Business Achievers Award by the York County Chamber of Commerce, in 2015 received the Friend of the Chamber Award by the Union County Chamber of Commerce, and in 2017 was named Small Business of the Year by the York County Chamber of Commerce. In 2021, Ms. Winters was honored with the prestigious Duke Energy Citizenship and Service Award.  

Prior to attending law school, she worked in a private industry as the Director of Human Resources for a nine hundred-employee site development company. She’s a Supreme Court certified Civil and Family Court Mediator, a member of the South Carolina Bar Dispute Resolution Committee for the Sixth Judicial Circuit, the SC Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section and the Government Law Section, the American Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section, the Chester & York County Bar Associations, and the Society for Human Resource Management. Ms. Winters is also the President of the S.C. Association of County Attorneys and an associate professor at Winthrop University.