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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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Mr. Don Herriott
Mr. Don Herriott
SCRA Board Chairman
Entrepreneur and Business Owner

Dr. L. Fred Carter
Dr. L. Fred Carter
President, Francis Marion University

Mr. Robert Caslen
Mr. Robert Caslen
President, University of South Carolina

Dr. James P. Clements
Dr. James P. Clements
President, Clemson University

Dr. David J. Cole
Dr. David J. Cole
President, Medical University of South Carolina

Hon. Jason T. Elliott
Hon. Jason T. Elliott
Representative, South Carolina House of Representatives
Attorney, Jason Elliott Attorney at Law, LLC

Ms. Lou Kennedy
Ms. Lou Kennedy
President, CEO and Owner, Nephron Pharmaceutical Corporation
Hon. Nikki G. Setzler
Hon. Nikki G. Setzler
Senator, South Carolina Senate
Attorney, Setzler & Scott, P.A.

Mr. Jonathan M. Zucker
Mr. Jonathan M. Zucker
President, The lnterTech Group

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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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Mr. Peter Dunphy
Mr. Peter Dunphy
SC Launch, Inc., Board Chairman
CFO, Michelin North America, Inc.

Ms. Andrea Marshall, J.D.
Ms. Andrea Marshall, J.D.
SC Launch, Inc., Board Vice Chairman
Innovation Center Director, Roper St. Francis Healthcare

Mr. Timothy E. Davis
Mr. Timothy E. Davis
CEO, Advanced Care Management, LLC

Ms. Patti Leahy
Ms. Patti Leahy
Vice President of Transformation, Benefitfocus

Ms. Natalie Ruggiero
Ms. Natalie Ruggiero
Financial Consultant
Former Market President, BB&T

Dr. W. Patrick Springhart
Dr. W. Patrick Springhart
Vice President of Innovation and Physician, Prisma Health

Mr. T. Stephen Thompson
Mr. T. Stephen Thompson
Retired
Former CEO, Director and Founder, Genus Oncology, LLC

Mr. Michael Vang
Mr. Michael Vang
Retired
Former VP for Business and Marketing Development, Sweetwater Energy

Mr. Stephen K. Wiggins
Mr. Stephen K. Wiggins
Retired
Former CIO, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina

BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE

Board Meeting information including time, location and agenda.

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