Central SC Alliance Names Board of Directors and Officers for 2017-2018

June 13, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. (June 13, 2017) – Central SC Alliance, a 501(c)(3) full-service regional economic development organization and the state’s oldest regional economic development alliance, has named their 2017-2018 Board of Directors and Officers. The Board of Directors will provide governance as Central SC Alliance recruits businesses, promoting and branding the 8-County region and the City of Columbia.

Board Officers elected for 2017-2018: Chairman, Mike Brenan, Group/State President, BB&T; Vice Chairman/Public Sector, Dwight Stewart, Chairman, Clarendon County Council; Vice Chair/Private Sector, Ted Creech, Director External Affairs, AT&T South Carolina; Chair of Development, Eva Nance, Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Chair of Finance, Jim Hazel, Shareholder, Elliott Davis Decosimo.

Private Sector Board Members newly elected for 2017-2018: Lou Kennedy, Nephron Pharmaceuticals; Jeff Reeves, Wells Fargo Bank; Matt Shaffer, Blue Cross Blue Shield SC.

The Board of Directors for 2017-2018:

*Jim B. Apple

First Citizens Bank

*The Honorable Stephen K. Benjamin

Mayor, City of Columbia

*Michael R. Brenan (Board Chair)


*G. Michael Briggs

Central SC Alliance

*The Honorable Julian Burns

Chair, Kershaw County Council

The Honorable James Compton

Chair, Richland Lexington Airport Commission

*Ted Creech (Board vice-Chair Private Sector)

AT&T South Carolina

The Honorable M. Todd Cullum

Chair, Lexington County Council

*The Honorable Joyce Dickerson

Chair, Richland County Council

The Honorable Roger A. Gaddy

Chair, Central Midlands Council of Governments

*C. W. Garnett


J. Barry Ham

Bank of Clarendon

William L. Hart

Fairfield Electric Cooperative

*James E. Hazel, Jr. (Chair, Finance)

Elliott Davis Decosimo

Lou Kennedy

Nephron Pharmaceuticals

Barrie Kirk

Chair, Committee of 100

Midlands Technical College

*W. Keller Kissam


*The Honorable Henry H. Livingston, III

Chair, Newberry County Council

Bill McGowan

Devro, Inc

*Eva Nance (Chair, Development)

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

*Harris Pastides

University of South Carolina

Jeff Reeves

Wells Fargo Bank

Ronald L. Rhames

Midlands Technical College

Matthew M. Shaffer

Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC

The Honorable William (Billy) Smith, Jr.

Chair, Fairfield County Council

*The Honorable Dwight L. Stewart, Jr. (Board vice-Chair Public Sector)

Chair, Clarendon County Council

*The Honorable David K. Summers

Chair, Calhoun County Council

Joseph A. Trainor, III

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Michael A. Wolfe

First Citizens Bank

The Honorable Johnnie Wright, Sr.

Chair, Orangeburg County Council

*denotes Executive Committee

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 and its partners and allies, have attracted more than $12.1 billion in capital investment and over 66,600 new jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina.

CSCA represents eight counties and the City of Columbia. (The nine county region includes, Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, 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.