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Published on June 10th, 2015 | by Millennium Magazine Staff


Central SC Alliance Names Board of Directors and Officers for 2015-2016

Pictured Board Chairman, Mike Brenan, Group/State President, BB&T

9-County Regional Economic Development Partnership Recruits Capital Investment and Jobs

COLUMBIA, SC – The Central SC Alliance, the state’s oldest regional economic development alliance, has named the 2015-2016 Board of Directors and Officers. The Alliance Board of Directors will provide governance for the 9-county regional organization as it promotes and brands the region and recruits businesses to the Central Region of South Carolina. The 32 member Board includes: the chair person from each of the member counties, the Mayor of Columbia, leaders from the major private sector investors, as well as several virtue of office members.

The Board Officers elected for 2015-2016 include: Chairman, Mike Brenan, Group/State President, BB&T; Vice Chairman/Public Sector, Johnny Jeffcoat, Chairman, Lexington County Council; Vice Chair/Private Sector, Ted Creech, Director External Affairs, AT&T South Carolina; Chair of Development, John Garrison, Vice President and Chief Counsel for Colonial Life; Chair of Finance, Jim Hazel, Shareholder with Elliott Davis Decosimo.

Private Sector Board Members re-elected: C.W. “Chuck” Garnett, President and CEO, NBSC; J. Barry Ham, President, Bank of Clarendon; William L. Hart, Chief Executive Officer, Fairfield Electric.

Private Sector Board Members newly elected: W. Keller Kissam, Senior Vice President, SCANA Corporation; Mickey Renner, Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo; Eva Nance, Senior Client Manager in the Southeastern Region of the Global Commercial Bank, Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Central SC Alliance Chairman Mike Brenan stated, “It’s indeed an honor to have this opportunity to serve as Chairman of the Central SC Alliance Board of Directors. For nearly 20-years, the Alliance has been a very effective public/private partnership aimed toward the enhancement of the quality of life for all of our citizens by recruiting world class companies that provide jobs. I am excited to work with a seasoned team of economic development professionals in assisting the efforts to advance this region and state.”

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 $10.3 billion in capital investment nearly 63,000 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 and be sure to follow us on Twitter @Central_SC and like us on Facebook


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