Leaders for Business

The Board of Directors of the Columbia Chamber is a group of dedicated volunteers who set policy direction for the Chamber. An Executive Committee from within the Board of Directors governs Chamber operations.

If you would like to know more about the Columbia Chamber or organizational governance, please contact us 803.733.1152 or email us today.

Executive Committee

Carl Blackstone
President & CEO
Columbia Chamber
Boyd Jones
Chairman of the Board
Mike Brenan
Holt Chetwood
Wells Fargo
Mike Crapps
First Community Bank
Ted Creech
James Fowles, Esq.
Ogletree Deakins
Kenny Jackson
John Lumpkin Dr. Louis Lynn
ENVIRO AgScience, Inc.
Bill McCracken
Blue Marlin Signature Catering
Cathy Novinger
Novinger QTR
Keith Shah
BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
John Singerling
Palmetto Health
Karen Smith
TD Bank

Board of Directors

Henri Baskins
Community Relations Council

Michael Beal
McNair Law Firm
Mike Briggs
Central SC Alliance
Charl Butler
AgFirst Farm Credit Bank
Joe Clark
Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A.
Ryan Coleman
City of Columbia Office of Economic Development
Frederick Crawford
Richardson Plowden Attorneys at Law
Clay Davenport
AllSouth Federal Credit Union
Gus Dixon
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP
Bill Ellen
Col. James W. Ellerson, Jr.
U.S. Army Training Center
Tina Emerson
Rogers, Townsend & Thomas PC
Peter Fawcett
Republic National Distributing Company
Tom Felder
South Carolina Community Bank
George Goldsmith, Major General (Ret)
Ben Green
Insurance Advantage, LLC
Charlie Griffin
Bank of America

Randy Halfacre
Greater Lexington Chamber of Commerce
Matthew Hill
Adams & Reese LLP
Derrick Huggins
University of South Carolina
Meghan Hughes
Matt Kennell
City Center Partnership, Inc.
Bill Kirkland
Office of Economic Engagement
Kevin Lindler
First Citizen's Bank
David Lockwood
Colliers International
Dan Mann
Columbia Metropolitan Airport
Lee Mashburn
Mashburn Construction
Scott McClelland
Elliott Davis Decosimo, LLC
Monique McDaniels
Richland County Council
JT McLawhorn, Jr.
Columbia Urban League, Inc.
Dr. Harris Pastides
University of South Carolina
Dr. Ron Rhames
Midlands Technical College
Allison Sullivan
Bluestein, Nichols, Thompson & Delgado
Mary Baskin Waters
Albion Research Associates, LLC
David Zelesne
Owens Steel

Northeast Area Council Board of Directors

Ashley Bruton                                                     
Richland School District 2
Steven Hamvay
HealthSource Chiropractic and Progressive Rehab
Jeff Harper
Village at Sandhill
Terry Klosterman
Klosterman Insurance Agency
Cory Lorick
Community Relations Council
Bill McCracken
Blue Marlin Signature Catering

Jim Oldham
FN America, LLC

James Pitts
Pitts Insurance Team

Don Purcell
Spring Valley Paint and Body
Duane Reed
Corporate Management Group
Kasie Whitener                                                   
Clemson Road Creative, LLC