As one of the two business partners at The Price Group, Louise brings her knowledge of psychology, her love of young people, and her many years of evaluating organizational leadership and culture to the educational consulting practice. Working with and for young people has been a passion for Louise for many years. After her own sons had been clients, she learned that Ann Carol Price was interested in retiring and transitioning the business to new owners. She approached her friend and colleague, May Peach, a career educator, about purchasing the business. Louise is a professional member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) and the recent recipient, in 2009, of the Irv Katz Award, an award recognizing her commitment to children and education, particularly her volunteer work as the founder of the Friends of Juvenile Justice (FJJ), an organization that advocates and provides resources to the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice. She is the former chair of the LD (learning differences) Committee for IECA.
Louise completed in her B.A. in Psychology at Furman University and then her M.A. in Psychology at Western Michigan University. She had a long career in the corporate world of Organization Development and taught on the faculty of the University of South Carolina Business School. She is still very actively involved in her family businesses, as Chairman of the Board of Consolidated Systems, Inc. and on the board on Bonitz Contracting, Inc. She is also former chair of a private school in Columbia, Glenforest School, for children with learning differences.
In her spare time, Louise enjoys kayaking rivers and marshes with her friends, working out at the gym, traveling with her husband, cooking, reading, biking, and spending time with her dogs.