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 Council Chair, 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

Tod Augsburger

Tod Augsburger

President & CEO, Lexington Medical Center

Michael Brenan

Michael Brenan

State President, BB&T now Truist

Julian Burns

Julian Burns

Council Chair, Kershaw County Council

Terrance Ford

Terrance Ford

Director, Legislative Affairs, AT&T South Carolina

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

Scott Whetstone

Scott Whetstone

County Council Chair, Lexington County Council

Board Members

Bruce Bacon

Bruce Bacon

CEO, Fairfield Electric Cooperative

Moses Bell

Moses Bell

Council Chair, Fairfield County Council

Holt Chetwood

Holt Chetwood

Vice President, First Citizens Bank

Tushar Chikhliker

Tushar Chikhliker

Member, Nexsen Pruet

Terrance Ford

Terrance Ford

Director, Legislative Affairs, AT&T South Carolina

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

Todd Johnson

Todd Johnson

County Council Chair, Newberry County Council

Lou Kennedy

Lou Kennedy

CEO, Nephron Pharmaceuticals

Lindsey Miles

Lindsey Miles

Chair, Committee of 100 VP of Quality, Nephron Pharmaceuticals

Brad Neese

Brad Neese

Vice President, Division of Economic Development, ReadySC

Bob Quinn

Bob Quinn

Executive Director, 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

Foster Senn

Foster Senn

Chair, Central Midlands Council of Governments Mayor, City of Newberry

Ben Thompson

Ben Thompson

Board Member 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.

Member County Council Chair, Orangeburg County Council