Central SC Alliance Names Board of Directors and Officers for 2016-2017

February 16, 2017

COLUMBIA, SC – (February 16, 2017) The Central SC Alliance, the state’s oldest regional economic development alliance, has named four new additions to the 2016-2017 Board of Directors. The Alliance Board of Directors provides governance for the nine-county/City of Columbia regional organization as it promotes and brands the region and recruits businesses to the Central Region of South Carolina. The 33-member Board includes: the chair person from each of the member counties, the Mayor of Columbia, and leaders from private sector investors, and economic development allies.

Newly elected private-sector members of the Board of Directors are:

Lou Kennedy, Nephron Pharmacueticals

Jeffrey T. Reeves, Wells Fargo & Company

New public-sector members of the Board of Directors are:

Joyce Dickerson, Richland County Council

William (Billy) Smith, Jr., Fairfield County Council

Current members of the Board of Directors elected in June 2016 are:

Scott R. Adams, Columbia International University

Jim B. Apple, First Citizens Bank

Stephen K. Benjamin, City of Columbia

Michael R. Brenan, BB&T (Chair)

G. Michael Briggs, Central SC Alliance

Julian Burns, Kershaw County Council (vice-Chair)

James Compton, Richland/Lexington Airport Commission

Ted Creech, AT&T South Carolina (vice-Chair)

M. Todd Cullum, Lexington County Council

Roger A. Gaddy, Central Midlands Council of Governments

C. W. Garnett, NBSC

J. Barry Ham, Bank of Clarendon

William L. Hart, Fairfield Electric Cooperative

James E. Hazel, Jr., Elliott Davis Decosimo

Charles T. Jennings, Jr., McCormick County Council

Barrie Kirk, CSCA Committee of 100

W. Keller Kissam, SCANA

Henry H. Livingston, III, Newberry County Council

Bill McGowan, Devro, Inc

John McAllister, John McAllister Realty Consulting

Eva Nance, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Harris Pastides, University of South Carolina

Ronald L. Rhames, Midlands Technical College

Dwight L. Stewart, Jr., Clarendon County Council

David K. Summers, Calhoun County Council

Joseph A. Trainor, III, Stokes-Trainor

Michael A. Wolfe, First Citizens Bank

Johnnie Wright, Sr., Orangeburg County Council

About Central South Carolina Alliance

The Central SC Alliance (CSCA) is a full-service professional economic development organization, founded in 1994 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, public/private partnership, engaged in the recruitment of capital investment and jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina. Since inception, CSCA, its partners and allies, have attracted over $12 billion in capital investment, and over 65,000 new jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina.

CSCA represents nine counties and the City of Columbia. (The nine county region includes, Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, McCormick, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland.) To learn more about the Central SC Alliance please visit our website at www.centralsc.org and be sure to follow us on Twitter @Central_SC and like us on Facebook.