Ernest L. Wiggins

Ernest L. Wiggins is professor emeritus of journalism and mass communications at the University of South Carolina. For nearly 30 years, Wiggins taught professional practices of journalism, news media and community engagement, public opinion and persuasion, and mass media criticism, among other courses. His research interests focused on the representation of marginalized communities by the […]

Joseph M. McCulloch, Jr.

Joseph M. McCulloch, Jr. is a seasoned litigator and former prosecutor with over forty years of experience. He approaches legal problems with a creative sophistication, competence, and confidence borne of years in the courtroom. Mr. McCulloch is a strategist and problem solver. As a member of the South Carolina Bar since 1977, he is dedicated […]

Dr. Angela Blalock

Dr. Angela Blalock, is a graduate of Savannah State University, The Ohio State University, and earned the Doctorate of Musical Arts in Vocal Performance from the University of South Carolina.  She is equally comfortable in the classroom and onstage as a performer—two environments where she has shown herself to be highly skilled and respected by […]

Spencer Bethea

Spencer Bethea is the Director of Business Development at Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation, and serves as Chief of Staff to the company CEO and Owners. In his role, Bethea assists in the day-to-day operations of the business, and helps oversee nationwide partnerships with some of the largest health systems in America. A Lexington County native, Bethea […]

Heather Bauer

Heather Bauer is a USC graduate who earned her Master’s in Media Arts with a focus on ethical production. She has served as the Director of Operations of several non-profits including The Nickelodeon Theatre and Indie Grits Film Festival. She co-owns Warrior Fitness and Martial arts and is a billing and insurance consultant for a […]

Charmaine Clowney

Charmaine Clowney, President of Clowney Consulting Group, is a retired attorney and university diversity, equity and inclusion executive. She attended Dreher High School and the University of SC. Charmaine firmly believes that the arts and community service are vitally important in enhancing Columbia’s wonderful quality of life. Charmaine presently serves as a South Carolina African […]

Francie Kleckley

Francie Kleckly (Treasurer) is the former national director of Privacy Policy and Compliance for the Internal Revenue Service and in that capacity has coordinated responses to high-profile data breaches across the United States. Francie worked for 36 years for the IRS, beginning as a revenue officer and rising to an executive position. She also served […]

Mark Cooper

Mark Cooper is a Professor of Film and Media Studies at the University of South Carolina. He publishes on early Hollywood, archival newsfilm, and the history of the American research university. At UofSC, he has served as chair of the Faculty Senate, interim director of Moving Image Research Collections and director of Film and Media […]

Tiffany Adams

Tiffany Adams is the founder and Senior Pastor of The Way Worship Center, a nondenominational church in West Columbia created as a ministry for the local LGBTQIA+ community. An honoree of the “Unsung Hero Award” from the SC Pride Movement, GLAAD (“Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation”) also named her “One of 6 South Carolinians […]

George Wolfe

George Wolfe is a partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, where he co-chairs the firm’s Economic Development Practice Group. George previously served as Deputy General Counsel and Counselor to the Secretary at the U.S. Treasury Department. George currently serves on the Executive Committee of the South Carolina Council of Competitiveness and on the Board […]