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Agenda

 

Day One

Tuesday, November 10; 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

South Carolina - Economy, Infrastructure and Inclusivity

01

Welcome

Governor Henry McMaster

02

Our State and Regions by the Numbers

Joseph Von Nessen, Research Economist at the Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina

03

Building a Diverse, Inclusive and Equitable South Carolina

Anton Gunn, Chief Diversity Officer and Executive Director of Community Health Innovation, Medical University of South Carolina

Ricaye Harris, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Milliken and Company

Julian Williams, Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, University of South Carolina

Moderated by: Mamie Bush, Director of Sales and Marketing, Hilton Garden Inn - Charleston Waterfront/Downtown

04

The State of Economic Development

Bobby Hitt, Secretary of Commerce, State of South Carolina

05

Attainable and Affordable Housing - Funding, Policy and Impact

Bryan Brown, President & CEO, Greenville Housing Fund

Geona Shaw Johnson, Director of Housing and Community Development, City of Charleston

Ivory Mathews, Executive Director, Columbia Housing Authority

Moderated by: Dr. Bryan Grady, Chief Research Officer, South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority

06

Planning Transit for Inclusive Growth and Increased Economic Mobility

John Andoh, Executive Director/CEO, Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (CMRTA)

Sharon Hollis, Principal Planner, Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments

James Keel, Director of Public Transportation, City of Greenville

Moderated by: Steve Dudash, Regional Director, Thomas & Hutton

07

Commercial, Industrial and Office Real Estate Trends and Analysis

Charles Gouch, Senior Vice President, CBRE

David Lockwood, Executive Vice President and COO, Colliers International | South Carolina

Bob Nuttall, Managing Principal, Lee & Associates Charleston

Moderated by: Scott Sharp, South Coast Regional Vice President | Commercial Banking, TD Bank

 

Day Two

Wednesday, November 11; 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Education, Workforce and Preparing the Next Generation

01

State of Employment in South Carolina

Dan Ellzey, Executive Director, South Carolina Department of Education and Workforce

02

The Future of Technical College - Presidents Panel

Dr. Keith Miller, President, Greenville Technical College

Dr. Ronald Rhames, President, Midlands Technical College

Dr. Mary Thornley, President, Trident Technical College

Moderated by: Anita Zucker, Chair & CEO, The InterTech Group

03

Innovation in Educational Attainment

Haley Glover, Strategy Director, Lumina Foundation

04

The State of Public K-12 Education

Molly Spearman, Superintendent of Education, State of South Carolina

05

Building Broadband Access for the Future

06

The Future of Higher Education in SC - College Presidents Panel

Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis, President, Benedict College

Dr. James P. Clements, President, Clemson University

Dr. Andrew Hsu, President, College of Charleston

Moderated by: Lou Kennedy, CEO & Owner, Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation

07

The Economic Impact of Our South Carolina Defense Communities

Dan Beatty, Chairman, SC Military Base Task Force

Maj. Gen. William F. Grimsley (Ret.), Secretary of Veterans Affairs, State of South Carolina

Moderated by: Josh Sorkin, Vice President, Service Line Director, SAIC

 

Day Three

Thursday, November 12; 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Recovery and Resiliency, Criminal Justice Reform, and the Power of Collaboration

01

State of Our Cities

Stephen K. Benjamin, Mayor, City of Columbia

John Tecklenburg, Mayor, City of Charleston

Knox White, Mayor, City of Greenville

Moderated by: Mike Harris, Vice President of Sales, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina

02

Innovation and Entrepreneurship in South Carolina

Bob Quinn, Executive Director, SCRA

03

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Panel

Patrick Bryant, CEO & Partner, CODE/+/TRUST

Caroline Crowder, Program Director, USC/Columbia Technology Incubator

Scott Millwood, CEO, Yesflow

Moderated by: Laura Corder, Managing Director, South Carolina Department of Commerce, Office of Innovation

04

State of the Port

John Kopanski, Market Executive | Carolinas Middle Market Banking, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Jim Newsome, President & CEO, South Carolina Ports Authority

05

A Message from Senator Tim Scott

Senator Tim Scott, United States Senate

06

Impact of the Election

Dr. Robert Oldendick, Professor, University of South Carolina

07

Metro Chambers Coalition - The Power of Collaboration

Carl Blackstone, President & CEO, Columbia Chamber

Bryan Derreberry, President & CEO, Charleston Metro Chamber

Carlos Phillips, President & CEO, Greenville Chamber

Moderated by: David Lominack, South Carolina Market President, TD Bank

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