John Gettys selected for Furman’s Riley Institute program

John Gettys, a partner with Morton & Gettys, Attorneys at Law, is one of 44 leaders selected to participate in the 10th Midlands class of the Riley Institute at Furman’s Diversity Leaders Initiative this spring.

The DLI program trains participants to understand their diversity and inclusion “blind spots” and how to suspend assumptions. They come away with focused decision-making skills and deep knowledge of how to effectively manage and lead increasingly diverse workers, clients and constituents.

“We are encouraged for the future of this state with the addition of each new class of Fellows because of their commitment to positive change and dedicated efforts to see it through,” said Dr. Don Gordon, executive director of the Riley Institute. Learn more about the program at

John Gettys, as co-founder of his Rock Hill law firm, practices in a wide range of areas including real estate, probate administration, probate litigation and personal injury. He serves on the board of the Jeffrey Williams Foundation, is chairman of the Rock Hill Sports Commission, and is a member of the advisory board of South State Bank.

His bachelor’s degree in history is from Erskine College, and his juris doctor is from the University of South Carolina School of Law. He also earned an MBA from USC.