BLAIR — Teresa Beaudell-Lugenia Wilson, recently named city manager of Columbia, will speak at 10 a.m. Sunday at Gethsemane Baptist Church, where she is a member. The program is being presented in recognition of Black History Month.
A native of Columbia, Wilson graduated from Irmo High School, the University of South Carolina Honors College and the University of South Carolina School of Law. Wilson was named Columbia’s city manager in January. She has worked for the City of Columbia since 2007.
Before joining the City of Columbia, Wilson served as Government and Community Relations Coordinator for the University of South Carolina’s Office of the President where she lobbied the state Legislature on the University’s behalf, and also served as a liaison for USC and the City of Columbia and a number of community organizations including the Columbia Urban League, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Midlands, the James R. Clark Sickle Cell Foundation, YWCA of the Midlands, the National Youth Sports Program and the South Carolina Branches of the NAACP.
Wilson is a member of Gethsemane Baptist Church in Blair, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Junior League and the Columbia Chapter of Jack & Jill of America. She was named one of Columbia’s 2008 “Top 20 Under 40” Business Professionals, one of Columbia Business Monthly’s “50 Most Influential People in 2011,” and one of Southeast Small Business Magazine’s “Top Women of Influence.”
Wilson has one daughter, Teresa Alexandria, age 9. Wilson is the daughter of Dr. Steve Aaron Wilson and Teresa Beaudell Hendrix Wilson of Blair. She has one brother, Steven Aaron-Lee (Hayley) and one niece, Chloe.