The Nickelodeon, officially incorporated as the Columbia Film Society, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors which holds ultimate responsibility for the conduct of the organization.  The Board sets the organization’s strategic direction and selects, evaluates, and assists the Executive Director, who manages regular operations.

Board of Directors

Members of the Board are elected each fall by the membership.  Directors serve three-year terms and may be reelected a maximum of two times.  Board leadership is exercised by the Executive Committee, which includes the President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Past-President.

The Executive Director is responsible for the overall management of the organization.  Key members of the leadership team include the Community Programming and Engagement Coordinator, the Marketing and Development Coordinator, and the Theatre Operations Manager.  Together they refine and implement the Nickelodeon’s ambitious mission and vision while maintaining its operational and financial health.

Charmaine Clowney

President, Clowney Consulting Group

Board President (term expires 2024)

Heather Bauer

Consultant III at Benefitfocus, Co-Owner Warrior Fitness

Vice President (term expires 2025)

Francie Kleckley

Privacy and Data Consultant, Burnette Shutt & McDaniel

Treasurer (term expires 2023)

David Whiteman

Retired USC Professor of Political Science and Film Studies, UofSC

Secretary (term expires 2024)

Tiffany Adams

Pastor, The Way Worship Center

Board Member (term expires 2024)

Spencer Bethea

Director of Business Development, Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation

Board Member (term expires 2025)

Dr. Angela Blalock

Chair of the Music Department, Allen University

Board Member (term expires 2025)

Mark Cooper

Professor of Film and Media Studies, UofSC

Past President (term expires 2023)

Joseph M. McCulloch, Jr.

Attorney, McCulloch & Schillaci

Board Member (term expires 2025)

Scottie Smith

Brokerage Assistant, Crosland Barnes

Board Member (term expires 2023)

Ernest L. Wiggins

Professor Emeritus of Journalism & Mass Communications, UofSC

Board Member (term expires 2025)

George Wolfe

Partner, Nelson Mullins

Board Member (term expires 2024)

Board Documents

  • 2022 Annual Membership Meeting ( ?>Video)