Published on October 3rd, 2015 | by Millennium Magazine Staff



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.

George Goldsmith

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

John Lumpkin

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.





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