Susie Shannon

Sue-Ann (“Susie”) Gerald Shannon serves as the President & CEO of the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness, a nonpartisan, business-led, nonprofit organization that drives South Carolina’s long-term economic growth through managing select industry clusters and providing the research, network, and resources that clusters require to thrive. Industry clusters are concentrations… Read More

Adrianne L. Beasley

As Director of Strategy and Communications, Adrianne assists in the long term strategic planning for the Council and manages communications and marketing for the Council and each of its statewide clusters, programs and initiatives. Adrianne joined the SC Council on Competitiveness in March 2017 as Director of Aerospace Initiatives. Prior… Read More

Callie Price

Callie serves SC Competes as Senior Program Manager. She was born and raised in Anderson, South Carolina.  She graduated with honors from Presbyterian College in 2009, earning a B.A. in Political Science, and attended law school at the Charleston School of Law. After graduating and being admitted to the South… Read More

Amy Sartain

Director of SC Logistics Amy earned her BS of Industrial Engineering from Clemson University while participating in the Cooperative Education program with companies like AFL Telecommunications and Milliken. For the first several years of her career Amy was an Industrial Engineering Project Manager designing eCommerce fulfilment centers for and… Read More

Stephen Astemborski

Stephen joined SC Competes in 2020 after working as a Manufacturing Projects & Initiatives Specialist for GE Aviation’s Operational Excellence Team (Delivery Tiger Team). Stephen was one of the original members of the Delivery Tiger Team, working with aviation suppliers to improve delivery of parts to GE Aviation shops. In… Read More

Jamie DeMent

Jamie DeMent is the Director of Technology Initiatives/SC Tech at the SC Council on Competitiveness. Jamie works to connect, and strengthen South Carolina’s technology sector and cyber ecosystem (collectively, “Tech-Cyber”) to accelerate growth and innovation in the state’s Tech-Cyber cluster, both within its stand-alone sector and its engagement with other signature… Read More

Dr. Peggy Torrey

Dr. Peggy Torrey has served as Director of TransformSC since 2014.  Peggy began her career in education as a middle school counselor in Richland School District One before obtaining her Ph.D. in Educational Research and Psychology from the University of South Carolina. She then joined the SC Department of Education… Read More

Suzanne Dickerson

Suzanne joined the SC Council on Competitiveness in 2016 after serving for 8 years as the Director for International Business Development at Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR). Suzanne’s experience includes 20 years in the automotive industry: 12 years within BMW working in the fields of corporate sustainability,… Read More

Kim Christ

Kim Christ is the Director of Workforce Innovation at the SC Council on Competitiveness. With the mission to build SC’s workforce pipeline to meet the ever changing needs of industry through workforce trend analysis and promotion of expanded pathways, Kim works to connect partners across industry, education, and government to… Read More

Alex Albrecht

Alex Albrecht is the Communications Coordinator for SC Competes. Alex’s background includes international business & marketing initiatives, including roles in branding, outbound marketing, communications, and public relations. His role at SC Competes involves social media management, copywriting, web editing, and strategic communication.  Alex has a bachelor of science degree in… Read More