BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Our Board of Directors, a dedicated group of private and public sector allies, provides guidance, counsel, and support as we work together for regional prosperity.

Executive Committee

Matthew Shaffer

Matthew Shaffer

Chair Senior Vice President, Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC

Dwight Stewart, Jr.

Dwight Stewart, Jr.

Vice Chair County Council Chair, Clarendon County, Clarendon County Council

James Hazel Jr.

James Hazel Jr.

Chair, Finance Committee Shareholder, Elliott Davis LLC

Eva Nance

Eva Nance

Chair, Development Committee Senior Vice President, Bank of America

Beth Carrigg

Beth Carrigg

Board Member County Council Chair, Lexington County

Tushar Chikhliker

Tushar Chikhliker

Terrance Ford

Terrance Ford

Director, Legislative Affairs, AT&T South Carolina

Katie Guinn

Katie Guinn

Board Member County Council Chair, Kershaw County

Ronald Rhames

Ronald Rhames

President, Midlands Technical College

Daniel Rickenmann

Daniel Rickenmann

Mayor, City of Columbia

Jeff Ruble

Jeff Ruble

Director, Richland County Economic Development Office

Overture Walker

Overture Walker

County Council Chair, City of Columbia

Board Members

Michael Amiridis

Michael Amiridis

President, University of South Carolina

Tod Augsburger

Tod Augsburger

President & CEO, Lexington Medical Center

Bruce Bacon

Bruce Bacon

CEO, Fairfield Electric Cooperative

Will Brennan

Will Brennan

Holt Chetwood

Holt Chetwood

Vice President, First Citizens Bank

Carol Fowler

Carol Fowler

Chair, Richland-Lexington District Airport Commission

James Haigler

James Haigler

County Council Chair, Calhoun County Council

J. Barry Ham

J. Barry Ham

President, Bank of Clarendon

Anthony Jackson

Anthony Jackson

President, Prisma Health Midlands

Todd Johnson

Todd Johnson

County Council Chair, Newberry County Council

Brad Neese

Brad Neese

Vice President, Division of Economic Development, ReadySC

Douglas Pauley

Douglas Pauley

County Council Chair, Fairfield County

Bob Quinn

Bob Quinn

President and CEO, South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA)

Shaun Randall

Shaun Randall

Vice President, Dominion Energy

Johnny Ravenell

Johnny Ravenell

Designee, Lower Savannah Council of Governments County Council, Orangeburg County Council

Hope Rivers

Hope Rivers

President, Piedmont Technical College

Bob Ruff

Bob Ruff

Senior Vice President of Group Voluntary Benefits, Aflac

Kara Soles

Kara Soles

Chair, Central SC Committee of 100 Vice President, M.B. Kahn Construction Company

Ben Thompson

Ben Thompson

Director, Luck Companies

Walt Tobin

Walt Tobin

President, Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College

Joseph Trainor, III

Joseph Trainor, III

Owner, Stokes-Trainor Chevrolet

Kevin Werner

Kevin Werner

Partner, Magnus Development Partners

Johnnie Wright, Sr.

Johnnie Wright, Sr.

County Council Chair, Orangeburg County