October 16, 2017

2017-2018 Board of Directors

David Lockwood, Executive Vice President and COO of Colliers International, to Chair Columbia Chamber Board of Directors

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Columbia Chamber is pleased to announce the 2017-2018 Board of Directors with the addition of eleven new members.

Joining the Chamber’s Board this year are Scott Campbell, Providence Health; Ron Harvey, Global Core Strategies & Consulting; Sarah Kirby, Palmetto Health; Marshall Minton, Turner, Padget, Graham & Laney, P.A.; Heather Mitchell, The Boudreaux Group; Ryan Newton, Graybill, Lansche & Vinzani; Joe Nassab, Allied Air Enterprises; Torrey Rush, Osmium Development Group; Paul Trippe, Us Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management; Ashleigh Wilson, Bowman and Brooke; and Phyllis Wood, Palmetto SolarPros.

“The Columbia Chamber is the epicenter of the business community and is uniquely positioned to connect and convene a wide variety of stakeholders,” stated David Lockwood, Chairman of Columbia Chamber Board of Directors, “In the year ahead we will continue to focus on the cost of doing business in our region and cultivating a business friendly environment.”

The 2017-2018 Columbia Chamber Board of Directors:


Todd Avant | NAI Avant, LLC

Col. Dan Beatty ( R ) | SC Education Lottery

Carl Blackstone | Columbia Chamber

Mike Brenan | BB&T

Scott Campbell | Providence Health

Holt Chetwood | Wells Fargo

Joe Clark | Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A.

Frederick Crawford | Richardson Plowden Attorneys at Law

Ted Creech | AT&T

John Durst | South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association

Bill Ellen | Midlands Authority for Convention, Sports & Tourism

Tina Emerson | Rogers Townsend & Thomas, PC

Elliott Epps | Greater Columbia Community Relations Council

Andy Folsom | BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina

Jean Cecil Frick | Beam & Hinge

John Griggs | NBSC

Ron Harvey | Global Core Strategies & Consulting

Kenny Jackson | SCANA

General John “Pete” Johnson | U.S. Army Training Center and Fort Jackson

Boyd Jones | Synovus

Matt Kennell | City Center Partnership, Inc.

Sarah Kirby | Palmetto Health

David Kirkpatrick | South State Bank

Kevin Lindler | First Citizens Bank

David Lockwood | Colliers International

John Lumpkin | John Lumpkin

Dan Mann | Columbia Metropolitan Airport

Scott McClelland | Elliott Davis Decosimo, LLC

JT McLawhorn | Columbia Urban League, Inc.

Marshall Minton | Turner, Padget, Graham & Laney, P.A.

Heather Mitchell | The Boudreaux Group, Inc.

Joe Nassab | Allied Air Enterprises

Ryan Newton | Graybill, Lansche & Vinzani

Dr. Harris Pastides | USC – President’s Office

Dr. Ronald Rhames | Midlands Technical College

Torrey Rush | Osmium Development Group

John Singerling | Palmetto Health

Shannon Stephens | TD Bank

Paul Trippe | US Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management

Michael Weaver | McNair Law Firm, P.A.

Ashleigh Wilson | Bowman and Brooke

Phyllis Wood | Palmetto SolarPros


“The nominating committee was very thoughtful in selecting the members to serve on our Board of Directors,” stated Carl Blackstone, President and CEO of the Columbia Chamber, “We support an extremely diverse community full of large companies, start-ups, young entrepreneurs and small businesses. It is important that our board accurately represents our Partners.”

About the Columbia Chamber

The Columbia Chamber is a private, non-profit, partner-driven organization comprised of 1,500 business enterprises, civic organizations, educational institutions and individuals in Calhoun, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry and Richland counties. The Columbia Chamber serves as the voice of its partners and the business community at large on matters of economic, educational, social, cultural and political concern, as well as supports and promotes the success of its partners through networking, professional development, advocacy and leadership. The organization has represented the interests of the local business community since 1902.

To become a partner or to learn more about the Columbia Chamber, as well as its events, programs and initiatives, visit

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