Board of Directors

Chair
  • Chairman

    Ms. Lou Kennedy

    President and CEO

    Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation

    Lou Kennedy is President, Chief Executive Officer and Owner of Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation. She joined Nephron Pharmaceuticals in 2001 and accepted the position of President and Chief Executive Officer in September 2007. Having held a variety of marketing and operational roles during her career; one notable achievement at Nephron was creating a national sales force, a rarity in the pharmaceutical industry. In the years following, this helped Nephron Pharmaceuticals grow by 300% and increased shipped product to one billion doses each over the last seven years. Nephron built a state of the art manufacturing facility in West Columbia, South Carolina. Mrs. Kennedy was at the forefront of this expansion, which opened in June 2014. Lou is always seeking to enhance and grow her business. She started a 503B Outsourcing division of Nephron in 2016. Production for that division began in January 2017 and is rapidly increasing. Along with her husband Bill, Mrs. Kennedy helped establish the Kennedy Pharmacy Innovation Center in conjunction with the University of South Carolina's School of Pharmacy. She serves on a variety of business and civic boards, including but not limited to, the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, the National Bank of South Carolina Board, a division of Synovus, Columbia College Board of Trustees, South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance as well as the University of South Carolina's Athletic Department Board. Lou and Bill Kennedy were named 'Ambassadors of the Year' by the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce in 2013. They also received the 'Lexington County Ambassador for Economic Development' award in 2014. As an alumna of the University of South Carolina’s College of Journalism with a Bachelor of Arts degree, Mrs. Kennedy never shies from the opportunity to cheer on the Gamecocks!

Officers
  • Chair-Elect

    Mr. Steve Spinks

    CEO

    The Spinx Company

    Small Business Committee Chair

  • Past-Chairman

    Mr. Jack Sanders

    President & CEO (retired)

    Sonoco

  • Commerce Chair

    Mr. David Lominack

    SC Market President

    TD Bank

  • General Counsel

    Mr. Michael M. Shetterly

    Managing Shareholder, Greenville

    Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

  • Treasurer

    Mr. Chris Barras

    Executive Director

    Ernst & Young, LLP

  • CEO

    Mr. Ted Pitts

    President & CEO

    SC Chamber of Commerce

Executive Committee Members
  • Mr. David Alexander

    Director of Taxes

    Mount Vernon Mills, Inc.

    Tax Committee Chairman

  • Mr. David Cuda

    Director of Corporate Solutions

    Colliers International

    Membership Committee Chairman

  • Mr. James D'Alessio

    Vice President of Government Affairs

    BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina

    Chairman's Circle

  • Ms. Tyler Easterling

    President and Chief Operating Officer

    The Brandon Agency

    Public Relations Committee Chairman

  • Mr. Sidney J. Evering II

    Attorney

    Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP

    LATF Committee Chairman

  • Mr. Kodwo Ghartey-Tagoe

    State President

    Duke Energy

    Chairman’s Circle

  • Mr. Brian Hamrick

    Director, Human Resources

    Zeus Industrial Products, Inc

    HR Committee Chairman

  • Ms. Kathy Helms

    Shareholder

    Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

    Chairman for Education and Workforce Foundation

  • Ms. Dee Dee Henderson

    Chief Operations Officer

    Agape Hospice

    Chairman Nominee

  • Mr. Kenny Jackson

    SVP, Services/Rates & Regulatory Affair

    South Carolina Electric & Gas

    Chairman's Circle

  • Mr. Sam Konduros

    President/CEO

    South Carolina Biotechnology Industry Organization

    Chairman Nominee

  • Mr. Tommy Lavender

    Member

    Nexsen Pruet, LLC

    Environmental Technical Committee Chair

  • Mr. Ben Rex

    CEO

    Cyberwoven, LLC

    IT Committee Chair

  • Mr. Thomas L. Rhodes

    Vice President

    Rhodes Companies

    Small Business Chairman

  • Mr. Roger Schrum

    Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Affairs

    Sonoco

    Chairman's Nominee

  • Dr. Cynthia Walters

    Corporate Director of Inclusion

    Palmetto Health

    Diversity Committee Chairman

Board
  • Mr. Robert Alexander

    Executive Vice President

    Coroplast

  • Mr. Michael Allen

    Architect

    McMillan Pazdan Smith

  • Mr. Keith Avery

    President & CEO

    Newberry Electric Cooperative, Inc.

  • Mr. Don Balderson

    Senior Client Manager - Middle Market Banking

    Bank of America

  • Mr. Michael Baxley

    Sr. VP & General Counsel

    Santee Cooper

  • Mr. Dan Becker

    Senior VP and Controller

    AECOM, Aiken

  • Mr. James Bennett

    Executive Vice President

    First Citizens Bank, Columbia

  • Ms. Kay Biscopink

    Shareholder and International Services Practice Leader

    Elliot Davis

  • Mr. Ben Breazeale

    Sr. Director of Government Relations for S.C.

    Charter Communications

  • Mr. Frank Bullard

    Regional President- Coastal Region

    BB&T, Charleston

  • Ms. Natalia Castillo

    Founder and President

    Escapada

  • Mr. Holt Chetwood

    Midlands Market Manager

    Wells Fargo

  • Mr. Joe Clark

    Shareholder, Management Committee Member

    Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A.

  • Dr. David Cole

    President

    MUSC

  • Mr. Hunter Dawkins

    Director of Development, Natural Resources Division

    Johnson Development

  • Ms. Steffanie Dohn

    Director of Govnernment Relations

    Southern Current

  • Mr. Lauris D. Finney

    District Operations Mgr.

    UPS

  • Ms. Schylver V. (Sky) Foster

    Department Manager, Corporate Communications

    BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC

  • Mr. Christian Gullott

    Director, State & Federal Government Affairs

    Bridgestone

  • Mr. John Harvey

    Plant Manager

    BP Cooper Petrochemical Plant

  • Ms. Kathy Helms

    Shareholder

    Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

    Education & Workforce Development Committee Chairman

  • Mr. Mason Hogue

    Partner

    Nelson Mullins

  • Mr. Grey Humphrey

    Executive Vice President of Sales & President of PalmettoNet

    Spirit Communications, Columbia

  • Mr. Todd Hyneman

    President

    Total Comfort Solutions

  • Mr. Richard Jackson

    CEO

    C.R. Jackson, Inc.

  • Mr. David Jameson

    President & CEO

    Greater Aiken Chamber of Commerce

    Standing Committee Chair Chamber Partnership

  • Mr. Charles Johnson

    CEO

    EDTS Cyber

  • Mr. David Jones

    Executive Vice President/CMO

    Jackson Marketing

  • Mr. Boyd Jones

    Director, Middle Market Banking Corporate Banking, Regional Chief Banking Officer

    Synovus

  • Mr. George R Jurch, III

    General Counsel

    The Americas, Continental Automotive, Inc.

  • Ms. Stephanie Kindregan

    Director, Public Policy

    Kinder Morgan

  • Mr. Thomas Komaromi

    General Counsel

    Samsung

  • Mr. Tracy Kundey

    Executive General Manager

    Oceana Resorts by Wyndham Vacation Rentals

  • Mr. Richard Lackey

    General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

    Cox Industries

  • Mr. Aaron Lawrence

    VP, Corporate Strategic Planning & Business Analytics

    Zeus Industrial Products

  • Mr. John T. Lay

    Shareholder

    Gallivan, White & Boyd

  • Ms. Lindsay Leonard

    Senior Director of State & Local Government Operations

    The Boeing Company

  • Mr. Sidney Locke

    Director of Strategic Marketing and Communication

    SAGE Automotive Interiors, Inc.

    Manufacturers' Steering Committee Chairman

  • Dr. Forest E. Mahan

    President

    Aiken Technical College

  • Mr. Matt Manelli

    Division Controller

    Nucor Steel South Carolina

  • Ms. Sharon Marra

    Senior VP & Savannah River National Laboratory Deputy Director

    Savannah River Nuclear Solutions

  • Mr. Jarrett Martin

    President

    MAR-MAC Industries, Inc.

  • Mr. Chad McAllister

    CFO- Specialty Fabrics Division

    Milliken & Company

  • Mr. Chris McCorkendale

    VP of Operations, Engineering and Strategic Sales

    Hargray Communications Group, Inc.

  • Mr. Virgil Miller

    President, Aflac Group Insurance, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

    Aflac U.S.

  • Mr. Paul Mitchell

    Managing Partner

    South Coast Paper & SC Community Bank Chairman of the Board

  • Mr. Steve Mitchell

    Regional Managing Partner

    Fisher Phillips

  • Mr. Ben Mustian

    Shareholder

    Willoughby & Hoefer, PA

  • Mr. Tim Norwood

    President

    Bistro Holdings, Inc.

  • Ms. Leesa Owens

    Director of Community Relations

    Michelin, North America

  • Mr. Paul Patrick

    Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

    College of Charleston

  • Ms. Fatima Perez

    Regional Manager, State Government Affairs

    Koch Industries

  • Mr. Matt Puckett

    Senior Vice President

    Arthur J. Gallagher & Company

  • Mr. Darrell Scott

    Senior Director of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs

    NextEra Energy Resources

  • Mr. Richard Shaffer

    Senior Vice President, Growth Markets & Enrollment Center

    Colonial Life

  • Mr. Dave Solano

    Vice President/General Manager

    Enterprise Holdings

  • Ms. Jane Sosebee

    Director Legislative Affairs

    AT&T

  • Mr. Paul Sparks

    President & Managing Principal

    RealOp Investments

  • Mr. Chris Stormer

    Shareholder

    Bauknight, Pietras & Stormer, P.A.

  • Mr. Jonathan Taber

    Managing Member

    TaberPatrick, LLC

  • Mr. Greg Taylor

    Managing Partner

    Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP

  • Dr. Henry Tisdale

    President

    Claflin University

  • Mr. Dan Weekley

    Vice President

    Dominion Energy, Southern Operations