Providing a voice for business, looking ahead to a bright and sustainable economic future.

Susie Shannon

Susie Shannon

President & CEO

Adrianne L. Beasley

Adrianne L. Beasley

Director of Strategy & Communications

Callie Price

Callie Price

Senior Program Manager

Amy Sartain

Amy Sartain

Director – SC Logistics

Stephen Astemborski

Stephen Astemborski

Director of Engagement & Aerospace Initiatives

Jamie DeMent

Jamie DeMent

Director – SC Tech

Dr. Peggy Torrey

Dr. Peggy Torrey

Director – TransformSC

Suzanne Dickerson

Suzanne Dickerson

Director – South Carolina Fraunhofer USA Alliance

Kim Christ

Kim Christ

Director – Workforce & Education Initiatives

Alex Albrecht

Alex Albrecht

Communications Coordinator

Amanda Campbell

Amanda Campbell

Creative Communications Specialist

Charlie Stalker

Charlie Stalker

Executive Coordinator

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Ed Sellers

Retired Chairman and CEO of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, now Chairman Emeritus

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Joel A. Smith, III, Treasurer

Dean Emeritus, Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina

Michael J. Mizeur

President & CEO, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina

M. William “Bill” Youngblood

Retired Counsel, Burr & Forman, LLP

Don Herriott

Chair of Board of Directors, South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA)

George Wolfe

Retired Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Paula Harper Bethea

CEO & Chair of the Board, J M Smith Corporation

John Lumpkin, Jr.

Senior executive adviser, Cogdell Spencer ERDMAN; former CEO, Edens

Pamela Lackey

Retired President, AT&T South Carolina

Sue-Ann “Susie” Shannon, Ex Officio Member

President & CEO, SC Council on Competitiveness

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Charles Appleby

Senior Advisor to Coordinating Council for Workforce Development (CCWD), SC Dep’t of Employment & Workforce

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Don Myers, Chair

General Counsel, A&P Technology

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Leslie Farmer

F-16 Program Integrator, Lockheed Martin

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Steve Townes

President and CEO, Ranger Aerospace

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Paul Ziehl

Associate Dean for Research in the College of Engineering and Computing at the University of South Carolina

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Dr. Arunachalam Lakshminarayanan

Strategy & Business Development, Rolls-Royce Power Systems

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Paul Witt

VP of Mobile Services, Constant Aviation

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Kenneth P. Rusterholz

President & Chief Executive Officer, TIGHITCO

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Jason Marlin

President, Champion Aerospace

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Steve Prout

President, Solar Atmospheres

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Mike Leatherwood

Owner/President, Leatherwood Manufacturing

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Eric Smith

Vice President of Sales, Advanced Materials Re:Build Manufacturing

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Ashley Holbrook

Director of State and Local Government Operations, Boeing South Carolina

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Darren Friberg

Director of Business Development, SEKISUI Aerospace Corporation

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Jerry Ellison

President, JBE, Inc.

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Mark Harris

South Carolina Site Director, GKN Aerospace

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Charles Appleby

Senior Advisor to Coordinating Council for Workforce Development (CCWD), SC Dep’t of Employment & Workforce

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Nancy Rogers, Chair

North American Logistics Strategy Manager, Michelin

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David N. Edwards, Jr.

President/CEO, GSP International Airport

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Jordi Yarborough

Senior Vice President, Community Engagement and Secretary to the Board, SC Ports Authority

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Julia Fuchs

Manager Material Control & Supply Assurance, BMW Manufacturing

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Steve Karasek

Manager, Unique Loom

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Tobias Hacker

Head of Tire Logistics – The Americas, Continental

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Keith Huggins

Vice President of National Sales & Logistics, Southeastern Freight Lines

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Elijah Ray

Executive VP, Customer Solutions, Sunland Logistics

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Brian Gwin

Industrial Development Manager, Norfolk Southern

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Deepal Eliatamby

President/CEO, Alliance Consulting

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Craig Kinley

NSF ART Grant Program Coordinator, Clemson University

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Charles Appleby

Senior Advisor to Coordinating Council for Workforce Development (CCWD), SC Dep’t of Employment & Workforce

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Michael Carter

CEO, eGroup

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Sally Ehrenfield

Principal of Government Relations, Blackbaud

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Christopher Etesse

Chairman & CEO, Fusion Cyber

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Ben Rex

President, Cyberwoven

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Mike Stokes

General Manager Southeast, DartPoints

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Julie Kunkle

Deputy Director, SC Department of Commerce

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Craig Kinley

Principal, WiProwess

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Douglas Kim

Founder & Attorney, Kim & Lahey Law Firm

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Will Helmly

President, Home Telecom

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Joe Greer

Vice President, CapGemini

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Susie Shannon

President & CEO, SC Competes

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Thomas Schuelke

President, Fraunhofer USA

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Professor Dr. Adam Porter

Executive and Scientific Director, Fraunhofer USA Center Mid-Atlantic

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Jonathan Dawley

President & CEO, KION North America Corporation

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Hossein Haj-Hariri

Dean of the College of Engineering and Computing, University of South Carolina

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Amy Thompson

Director of International Strategy and Trade Division, SC Department of Commerce

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Julie Kunkle

Deputy Director, South Carolina Department of Commerce

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Oliver Bilstein

Vice President of Logistics and Production Control

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Dr. Robert Engelhorn

President and CEO, BMW Manufacturing

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Dr. Anand K. Gramopadhye

Professor & Dean of the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences

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Dan Noneaker

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Associate Dean for Research