President, Francis Marion University
Since 1999, Luther Fredrick Carter has served as the president of Francis Marion University. Previously, he served as the Chief of Staff to Governor Mark Sanford (2003), the executive director of the South Carolina Budget and Control Board from 1991-1999, the senior executive assistant to South Carolina Governor Carroll Campbell from 1987-1991, and as a faculty member and the chairman of the political science department at the College of Charleston from 1981-1987.
President, Medical University of South Carolina
Ray Greenberg became President of the Medical University of South Carolina in January of 2000. One of his immediate challenges was to restore fiscal health to the university’s hospital. This was achieved through a combination of organizational restructuring and operational improvements, which then allowed the university to undertake a progressive replacement of its aging hospital facilities.
Member, South Carolina Senate
Thomas Alexander represents District 1, Oconee and Pickens Counties, in the South Carolina Senate. He serves as the chair of the Senate General Commitee and also sits on the Banking and Insurance, Finance, Invitations and Labor, Commerce and Industry committees.
CEO, The Barnet Company
Bill Barnet is the CEO of The Barnet Company and Barnet Development Company, as well as the former mayor of Spartanburg, SC. Mr. Barnet received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College in 1964 and his Master of Business Administration degree from Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College in 1965. Prior to being elected President and CEO of William Barnet & Son, Inc. in 1976, Mr. Barnet served as 1st Lieutenant, US Army and Adjutant General’s Corps.
Distinguished Professor, Voorhees College
Dr. Leroy Davis, Sr. is the eighth president (retired) of South Carolina State University (SCSU) where he also served in a number of academic and administrative posts over a thirty-year career. The Research and Science Complex at SCSU, dedicated in 2011, is named in his honor. Currently, Dr. Davis serves as Executive Director of the Center of Excellence in Rural and Minority Health and Distinguished Professor of Biology at Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina.
Senior Advisor, McGuireWoods Consulting
Former Governor, State of South Carolina
Jim Hodges received undergraduate and law degrees from the University of South Carolina, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He served as Lancaster County Attorney for three years and in private law practice for eight years. He later served as General Counsel and Secretary to The Springs Company, one of South Carolina’s largest private companies with interests in real estate, railroads and insurance.
President, AT&T South Carolina
Pamela P. Lackey is President, AT&T South Carolina, a position she has held since 2007. She is responsible for the public policy, economic development and community affairs activities of AT&T, a leading provider of wireless and wireline communications services. In her role, she works closely with state and community leaders to help bring new technology and jobs to the state and improve the quality of life for all South Carolinians.
President & CEO, Health Sciences South Carolina
Dr. Moskowitz attended Queens College (City University of New York) from 1960-64 and graduated from Brown University in 1969 with a Ph.D. from the Division of Biological and Medical Sciences. Dr. Moskowitz joined the National Institutes of Health in 1969 as a Commissioned Officer in the United States Public Health Service and for over 26 years served in a number of capacities from Postdoctoral Research Associate, to founding and acting Director, National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, to Principal Deputy Director and Deputy Director for Science, Policy and Technology Transfer.
President, University of South Carolina
Harris Pastides is serving as the 28th president of the University of South Carolina, elected to that position by the university’s board of trustees on Aug. 1, 2008. His election marked the first internal candidate for the presidency of the university in over a half-century. Previously, Dr. Pastides had served as vice president for research and health sciences and dean of the Arnold School of Public Health. He and his wife, Patricia, first came to the university in 1998.
Chairman – Board of Directors, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
Responsible for general management of the various businesses of BlueCross BlueShield and Companion, including health insurance, administrative services contracting, Medicare intermediary functions, Department of Defense TRICARE intermediary functions, a life insurance company, a property & casualty insurance company, computer technology businesses, and an HMO. The company has over $3.9 billion in revenues, and over 11,000 employees located in 11 states.
Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough
Former US Ambassador
Ambassador David H. Wilkins is a partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP and chairs the Public Policy and International Law practice group, which focuses primarily on representing businesses on both sides of the US-Canadian border and offers experience on a wide range of strategic bilateral issues. Mr. Wilkins was nominated by President George W. Bush to become the United States Ambassador to Canada and served in this position from 2005 until 2009.
Surgeon, Midlands Surgical Associates
Dr. Gerald Wilson is a general and peripheral vascular surgeon with Midlands Surgical Associates, P.A. in Columbia, S.C. Dr. Wilson also serves as a clinical instructor in the USC School of Medicine’s Department of Surgery and as a member of the Palmetto Health Foundation Board of Directors.