Published on October 3rd, 2015 | by Millennium Magazine Staff0
COLUMBIA CHAMBER ANNOUNCES 2015-2016 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Boyd Jones, Executive Vice President of NBSC, to Chair Columbia Chamber Board of Directors
COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Columbia Chamber is pleased to announce the selection of the 2015-2016 Board of Directors, including 2015-2016 Chair-Elect, John Singerling, President of Palmetto Health, and six new members to complete the fifty-person board.
Joining the Chamber’s Board this year is Fred Crawford, Richardson Plowden Attorneys at Law; Peter Fawcett, Republic National Distributing Company; Kevin Lindler, First Citizens Bank; Lee Mashburn, Mashburn Construction; Scott McClelland, Elliott Davis Decosimo, LLC; and David Zalesne, Owen Steel.
“The Chamber experienced a tremendous amount of change and growth this past year, and we look forward to the fresh talent and leadership these new individuals will bring to the Board,” says Boyd Jones, Chairman of Columbia Chamber Board of Directors, “John Singerling is a superb leader and a great choice to chair the Board in the 2016-2017 fiscal year.”
The 2015-2016 Columbia Chamber Board of Directors:
Henri Baskins | Greater Columbia Community Relations Council
Michael Beal | McNair Law Firm, P.A.
Mike Brenan | BB&T
Mike Briggs | Central S.C. Alliance
Charl Butler | AgFirst Farm Credit Bank
Holt Chetwood | Wells Fargo
Joe Clark | Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A.
Ryan Coleman | City of Columbia Office of Economic Development
Mike Crapps | First Community Bank
Frederick Crawford | Richardson Plowden Attorneys at Law
Ted Creech | AT&T
Gus Dixon | Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP
Bill Ellen | Midlands Authority for Conventions, Sports & Tourism
James W. Ellerson, Jr. | U.S. Army Training Center
Tina Emerson | Rogers Townsend & Thomas, PC
Peter Fawcett | Republic National Distributing Company
Tom Felder | South Carolina Community Bank
James Fowles | Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Ben Green | Insurance Advantage, LLC
Charlie Griffin | Bank of America
Randy Halfacre | Greater Lexington Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center Matt Hill | Adams & Reese, LLP
Derrick Huggins | University of South Carolina
Meghan Hughes | EngenuitySC
Kenny Jackson | SCANA
Clay Davenport | AllSouth Federal Credit Union
Boyd Jones | NBSC
Matt Kennell | City Center Partnership, Inc.
Bill Kirkland | University of South Carolina Office of Economic Management
Kevin Lindler | First Citizens Bank
David Lockwood | Colliers International
Dr. Louis Lynn | ENVIRO AgScience, Inc.
Dan Mann | Columbia Metropolitan Airport
Lee Mashburn | Mashburn Construction
Scott McClelland | Elliott Davis Decosimo, LLC
Bill McCracken | Blue Marlin Signature Catering
Monique McDaniels | Richland County Council
JT McLawhorn | Columbia Urban League, Inc.
Cathy Novinger | Novinger QTR
Dr. Harris Pastides | The University of South Carolina
Dr. Ronald Rhames | Midlands Technical College
Keith Shah | BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
John Singerling | Palmetto Health
Karen Smith | TD Bank
Allison Sullivan | Bluestein, Nichols, Thompson & Delgado
Mary Baskin Waters | Albion Research Associates, LLC
David Zalesne | Owen Steel
“When selecting our Board, the nominating committee looked at who we represent as a Chamber,” stated Carl Blackstone, President and CEO of the Columbia Chamber, “We support an extremely diverse community full of large companies, start-ups, young entrepreneurs and small businesses. It is important that our board accurately represents our Partners.”
About the Columbia Chamber
The Columbia Chamber is a private, non-profit, partner-driven organization comprised of 1,500 business enterprises, civic organizations, educational institutions and individuals in Calhoun, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry and Richland counties. The Columbia Chamber serves as the voice of its partners and the business community at large on matters of economic, educational, social, cultural and political concern, as well as supports and promotes the success of its partners through networking, professional development, advocacy and leadership. The organization has represented the interests of the local business community since 1902.
To become a partner or to learn more about the Columbia Chamber, as well as its events, programs and initiatives, visit www.ColumbiaChamber.com.