Teach For America South Carolina (TFASC) is proud to welcome Julio Hernandez and Jamie Wardrup to its advisory board. Both new members will provide support and strategic counsel on TFASC’s intentional work toward educational excellence and equity for all students.
Julio Hernandez has more than 20 years of experience in higher education. He is the assistant vice president for inclusive excellence and executive director for Hispanic outreach at Clemson University. In this role, Hernandez collaborates with University leadership, faculty, staff, students, and shared governance groups and community members to offer guidance on all initiatives from the Division of Inclusion and Equity. He also provides leadership to Clemson University in helping recruit, retain, advance, and foster a welcoming, inclusive environment for Hispanic/Latinx students, staff, and faculty through research-based best practices.
Hernandez serves as one of the co-chairs for Clemson University’s Men of Color National Summit, Brother-to-Brother Advisory Board, Global Leadership Institute Advisory Board, Council for Diversity and Inclusion, Commission on Latino Affairs, President’s Social Justice and Equity Task Force, and the CU Grow Program. Recently, he completed Greenville Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Greenville, Clemson University’s President Leadership Institute, and Riley Institute’s Diversity Leaders Initiative.
Jamie Wardrup is a 20-year veteran of the voluntary insurance business. He serves as the director of premier broker sales on Aflac’s National Broker Strategy team. In this position, he focuses on helping Aflac’s top broker partners drive their voluntary practice.
Previously, Wardrup was the senior manager in charge of Aflac’s Group and Broker Marketing team where he designed, developed, and implemented marketing strategies to drive broker sales. His responsibilities also included helping guide the overall marketing strategy of Aflac. Wardrup’s tenure in marketing began in 2009 when Continental American Insurance Company (CAIC) was acquired by Aflac. Prior to Aflac’s acquisition of CAIC, he held various positions at the group insurer.
With the addition of these new members, 12 leaders serve on TFASC’s advisory board, and TFASC plans to expand the advisory board to 15 total seats. Each TFASC advisory board position is a three-year commitment. For a complete list of advisory board members, visit tfasc.org/who-we-are/advisory-board.