OUR BOARDS AND COMMITTEES
The SCRA Board of Trustees’ Executive Committee is comprised of the presidents of Clemson University, the Medical University of South Carolina and the University of South Carolina; the South Carolina governor or designee (to serve as Chairman); an additional appointee of the governor; the chairman of the South Carolina House Ways and Means Committee or designee; the chairman of the South Carolina Senate Finance Committee or designee; and two additional members.
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The SCRA Board of Trustees is drawn from leading corporate, academic and government organizations.
Gregory (Gregg) B. Askins, Esq., Attorney and Chairman, South Carolina Board of Technical and Comprehensive Education
Mr. Bryant G. Barnes, President and CEO, Comporium Communications
Dr. L. Fred Carter, President, Francis Marion University
Mr. Robert Caslen, President, University of South Carolina
Mr. James E. Clark, President, South Carolina State University
Dr. James P. Clements, President, Clemson University
Dr. David J. Cole, President, Medical University of South Carolina
Mr. Peter G. Dunphy, CFO, Global Services & Solutions, Michelin North America, Inc.
Rep. Jason Elliott, Attorney and SC House of Representatives
Ms. Jo Watson Hackl, Attorney, Wyche, P.A.; Author
Robert W. (Wes) Hayes Jr., Esq., Attorney and Chairman, South Carolina Commission on Higher Education
Mr. Don Herriott, SCRA Board Chairman, Entrepreneur & Business Owner
Secretary Bobby M. Hitt III, Secretary, South Carolina Department of Commerce
Ms. Heather Simmons Jones, CEO, Greenwood Partnership Alliance
Ms. Lou Kennedy, President, CEO and Owner, Nephron Pharmaceuticals
Ms. Pamela Lackey, Retired; Former President, AT&T
Dr. Vahid Majidi, Executive Vice President, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions; Director, Savannah River National Laboratory
Ms. Stella Mercado, President and CEO, Mercom Corporation
Ms. Krista L. Newkirk, President, Converse College; Chair, Council of College Presidents
Sen. Nikki G. Setzler, Attorney and SC Senate Finance Committee
Dr. Keith Y. Shah, Senior Vice President, Optum, Inc.
Ms. Sue-Ann (Susie) G. Shannon, President and CEO, South Carolina Council on Competitiveness
Mr. David M. Smalls, Legislative Director, Colleton County Legislative Delegation
Mr. Jonathan M. Zucker, President, The InterTech Group
The SC Launch, Inc., Board of Directors approves loans and investments made to companies admitted to the SC Launch program. The Board, consisting of nine members, represents South Carolina’s academic institutions and industry and they have experience with startup companies.
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