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Lisa K. Bryant named a Friday Fellow

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Lisa K. Bryant, the producing artistic director of the Flat Rock Playhouse, has been named to the 2020-2022 class of the William C. Friday Fellowship for Human Relations, the flagship program of Wildacres Leadership Initiative.

The William C. Friday Fellowship is a competitive statewide program for cross-sector leaders that seats fewer than 30 individuals across North Carolina every two-year cycle. Nineteen North Carolina counties are represented in the 11th class of Friday Fellows.

James Mills of Rocky Mount, a Friday Fellow from the Class of 2008 and WLI’s current board chair, shared, “I was amazed at the quality of candidates we interviewed. It was tough deciding who to seat.”
Selection chair Danny Ellis who is also a Friday Fellow from the Class of 2008 expressed his feelings stating, “Wow, NC! This year-long journey across this great state has culminated with a slate of incredible souls and personalities. Their presentations and revealed purposes has me excited and thankful for the opportunity to have led this effort.”

William C. Friday Fellows are committed to leadership in North Carolina, model humility and continuous learning, and are courageous risk-takers seeking to create innovation through their work in the world.
Through Flat Rock Playhouse, Bryant partners with community groups including the Education
Foundation and the United Way. Lisa also supports International Literacy Program Letterland and is a
frequent key-note speaker on Arts, Education, and Leadership. Lisa is married to John M. Bryant,
associate superintendent of Henderson County Schools.

The 2020–2022 Class of Friday Fellows will share in a two-year experience that uses stories and objects to question, examine, and transform the places we inherit and inhabit in the world. Words and things alike will become pathways for question-framing, relationship-building, and world-shifting.