Board of Directors


SouthernCarolina Alliance is governed by a board of directors, comprised of the region's most prominent business, industry, and government leaders. 

The Alliance is also supported by an advisory board of  representatives from the county chambers of commerce, economic development directors and commissions, county administrators and council members, education leaders, higher learning institutions, selected area business and industry leaders, state legislators, Congressmen, and U.S. Senators. 

In all, SouthernCarolina Alliance's board of directors and the advisory board consist of members of the advanced manufacturing, forest products, chemical, textile, medical, aerospace, automotive, alternative energy, agribusiness, medical, utility, and alternative energy industries and the education, military, government and health care fields.


SCA Board Members

Buddy Phillips, Chairman

L. Martin Sauls, IV, First Vice Chairman

Bill Workman, Second Vice Chairman

Robert Hurst, 
SCA Treasurer

Mike Benjamin, EnergySolutions

Ike Byrd, AT&T

Paige Carlton, Thompson Construction

Dr. Ann Carmichael,  Dean of USC Salkehatchie

Evert Comer, Jr., Bamberg County Council

Jason Dandridge, Palmetto Rural Telephone Cooperative

Senator Tom Davis, State Senator, District 46

Deepal Eliatamby, President, Alliance Consulting Engineers

Dr. Joseph Flowers, Colleton County Council

Carl Gooding, Allendale County Council

Bill Hager, SCE&G

Larry Haynes, Bamberg County Council

Jim Hill, WestRock

Freddie Houston, Barnwell County Council

Tray Hunter, Palmetto Electric Cooperative

Senator Brad Hutto, State Senator, District 40

John Johnson, Precision Metal Fabricators, Inc.

Lowell Jowers, Barnwell County Council

Barbara Lewis, Allendale County EDC Chairman

Al Matheny, South State Bank

Barry Moore, The Press and Standard

Gary W. Morris, Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A.

Steve Murdaugh, Colleton County Council Chairman

Rev. Isaiah Odom, Bamberg County Council Chairman

Warner Peacock, New River Auto Mall

James L. Pinkney, Allendale County Council Chairman

Zeb Portanova, Swiss Krono USA

Brad Samuel, SCANA Corporation

Kevin Strickland, Hussey Gay Bell

Harry Williams, Mayor of Hardeeville 

Johnny Williamson, Williamson Ginnery

Grady Woods, Ridgeland Town Council

Terry Wright, Mayor of Brunson

Advisory Board Members

Joe Guess, Bamberg County Council 

David Kenner, Barnwell County Council Chairman

Scott Neely, SCANA Corporation

Mike Patel, Hotel Properties

Lee Petrolawicz, South State Bank

Ed Saxon, Beaufort/Jasper Water & Sewer

Thomas Williams, SRR

Shedron Williams, Hampton County Council Chairman


Terri Boone, USC Salkehatchie Leadership

Robert Chatman, Bamberg County EDC

Rose Elliott, Hampton County Administrator

DeWayne Ennis, Denmark Technical College

Andy Fulghum, Jasper County Administrator

Dr. Richard Gough, President, Technical College of the Lowcountry

Kevin Griffin, Colleton County Administrator

Ronnie Jackson, Mayor of Allendale

Dr. Leonard McIntyre, President, Denmark Technical College

Joey Preston, Bamberg County Administrator

John Rhoden, Town of Hampton

Mike Sweeney, Town of Hardeeville

Pickens Williams, Jr., Barnwell County Administrator

Gerald Wright, Mayor of the Town of Denmark

Bill Young, Mayor of Walterboro

Investor Board Members:





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