Laura Ringo, Executive Director

Name: Laura Ringo

Hometown: Maryville, TN

I am working to promote a healthier Spartanburg because: healthy communities are thriving, vibrant, successful communities.

My favorite form of physical activity: is walking from my home near downtown Spartanburg through the area with my dogs. I leave seeing our community by foot.

I love Spartanburg because: it is fun, quirky, beautiful, and filled with talented, creative, engaged people

Other community interests or involvement:
Spartanburg Area Chamber -- executive committee & Vice Chair of Quality of Place;
Mary Black Health System - board member
Palmetto Cycling Coalition -- board member;
Eat Smart Move More SC -- board member;
First Presbyterian Church -- deacon, high school Bible study leader, & member of lots of committees;
Hampton Heights Neighborhood Association -- past president, marketing chair;
American Lung Association: Dancing with the Upstate Stars- Oxygen Ball ;
Leadership Spartanburg Alumni Association -- past president;
Leadership Spartanburg -- 2007 graduate, 2011 program chair, 2013 redevelopment team;
Spartanburg Regional Healthcare Women’s Health Advisory Committee;

Leadership Spartanburg Alumnus of the Year 2017
President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition 2014 Community Leadership Award;
Breakfast Business and Professional Women of Spartanburg 2009 Young Careerist.

And something random: I made my national television debut on America’s Most Wanted.

Contact Laura via email: lringo@active-living.org