JoAnn Turnquist


JoAnn Turnquist is President & CEO of Central Carolina Community Foundation, a $140MM nonprofit charitable organization that connects donors in the Midlands with the full spectrum of charitable and nonprofit organizations in their communities. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2009, JoAnn held a number of sales leadership assignments with Fortune 500 companies including Procter & Gamble, JohnsonDiversey and The Clorox Company, where she served as Vice President for US Institutional Sales.

JoAnn is actively involved in many community organizations. She is active on the boards of the United Way of the Midlands and the New Morning Foundation and previously served as Chair of the Richland Library and the South Carolina Mansion Foundation during Governor James Hodges' administration.

JoAnn has received the Girl Scouts - Mountains to Midlands Women of Distinction, SC Public Relations Society of America Executive Excellence, and EngenuitySC Vision awards. She is also the recipient of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce's inaugural Palmetto Vision award for Excellence in Community Diversity. In 2018 she was inducted is into Columbia Business Monthly's Inaugural Top 50 Hall of Fame. JoAnn is a 2011 graduate of Leadership Lexington and a fellow of the Midlands Diversity Leaders Initiative of the Riley Institute at Furman University.

Turnquist began her undergraduate studies at Northwestern University and received a B.A. in City Planning at The Ohio State University. She lives in Columbia with her husband, Ernie Csiszar.