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Catherine Templeton, Esq. is the president of Brawley Templeton, LLC consulting firm specializing in corporate governance, predictive analytics, and eliminating government waste. She was formerly the director of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and Secretary of Labor for South Carolina. As chief health officer, Catherine focused her efforts on the disease that kills the most people, makes the most sick, and, if prevented, would save the most money: obesity. As a result, in September 2014, the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation reported that South Carolina improved from No. 7 to No. 10 in adult obesity. As chief environmental officer, Catherine reformed government bureaucracy through deregulation, returned money to the federal government, cut $68M from her state budget, and turned out environmental permits 40% faster with no increase in appeals, in her first 18 months. Catherine was chosen by former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor to be National Coordinator for iCivics, O'Connor's web-based project to teach students about their civic responsibilities and encourage their involvement in democracy. She earned her JD from the University of South Carolina School of Law and her BA from Wofford College. Catherine is a Fellow of the ninth class of the Liberty Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.