WREN welcomes three member to the team!
by WREN on Feb 8, 2023
WREN is always excited to have new voices and perspectives join the team. Since 2016, WREN has worked with our partners to create an inclusive movement that amplifies voices and advances justice for all. We are delighted to welcome two new members to our staff and one new board member.
Meet our new team members
Lindsey Green (She/Her), Vice President of Development and Communications.
Lindsey Green is the Vice President of Development and Communications at the Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN), one of South Carolina’s leading gender justice organizations. Green is a strategic communications expert with extensive experience across a range of industries including politics, media, technology and corporate communications. Most recently, she was a Senior Vice President at Rubenstein, one of New York City’s premiere strategic communications firms. Prior to Rubenstein, Green was the Communications Director for Kathryn Garcia for Mayor, where she managed a multi-million dollar paid media budget and earned media strategy. In 2020, she served as campaign manager for Adair Boroughs for Congress in South Carolina’s second Congressional district.
From 2015-2018, Lindsey served as Vice President of Communications at BDG media, parent company to 12 publications including, Bustle, Nylon, Romper, Elite Daily and Mic. At BDG, Green oversaw internal and external communications and was a key stakeholder in brand development, acquisitions, international expansion, and corporate partnerships and initiatives.
Green was previously a Senior Vice President at SKDKnickerbocker and a communications consultant for early stage startups and technology companies.
Kenya Cummings (They/Them), Manager of Organizing
Kenya Cummings serves as WREN’s Manager of Organizing. Kenya is an organizer with a decade of experience. They use their commitment to community voices to help support advocating for change. Kenya worked as a community organizer before joining WREN. They are a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science degree in Family Science with a minor in African American Studies. Kenya is a graduate of the Methodist Theological School in Ohio with a master’s of divinity degree. Kenya lives in the Lowcountry.
James Smith (He/Him), Board Member
James Emerson Smith Jr. is an American politician who served as a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from 1996 to 2019. Smith is a combat veteran and a serving officer in the South Carolina Army National Guard, a small business owner, and a practicing attorney in Columbia, South Carolina.