Board of Trustees

The SCRA Board of Trustees is drawn from leading corporate, academic and government organizations.

  • Dr. Michael Amiridis, President, University of South Carolina
  • Mr. Bryant G. Barnes, President and CEO, Comporium Communications
  • Dr. L. Fred Carter, President, Francis Marion University
  • Dr. James P. Clements, President, Clemson University
  • Dr. David J. Cole, President, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Col. Alexander Conyers, President, South Carolina State University
  • Ms. Jill Davis, Executive Vice President, Strategic & Diversified Businesses, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • Dr. Linda M. Distlerath, Principal, Bamberg Advisors, LLC
  • Mr. Peter G. Dunphy, CFO, Global Services & Solutions, Michelin North America
  • Rep. Jason Elliott, SC House of Representatives; Attorney, Jason Elliott Attorney at Law, LLC
  • Sen. Lawrence K. “Larry” Grooms, SC Senate
  • Ms. Jo Watson Hackl, Attorney, Wyche, P.A.; Author
  • Mr. Robert (Wes) Hayes, Jr., Esq., Chairman South Carolina Commission on Higher Education; Attorney, Robert W. Hayes, Jr. LLC
  • Mr. Don Herriott, SCRA Board Chairman, Entrepreneur & Business Owner
  • Ms. Heather Simmons Jones, Director of Southeast Operations, MRB Group
  • Ms. Lou Kennedy, President, CEO and Owner, Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • Secretary Harry M. Lightsey, III, Secretary, South Carolina Department of Commerce
  • Dr. Vahid Majidi, Director, Savannah River National Laboratory; Executive Vice President, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions
  • Dr. Kristin Manske, Chief Executive Officer, Greenwood Regional Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Ms. Stella Mercado, President and CEO, Mercom Corporation
  • Dr. Maurice Scherrens, Chair, Council of College Presidents; President, Newberry College
  • Mr. Roger P. Schrum, Chairman, South Carolina Board of Technical and Comprehensive Education
  • Ms. Sue-Ann (Susie) G. Shannon, President and CEO, South Carolina Council on Competitiveness
  • Mr. David M. Smalls, Executive Director, South Carolina Artisans Center

SCRA is a public, non-profit corporation chartered in 1983 by the State of South Carolina.