Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Alexandria Stathakis Mary Ann Craft Alan Blackmon Jim Evers

Tri-County’s Foundation Board Welcomes Four New Members



(By Lisa Garrett)

Four business and industry leaders have been elected to serve on Tri-County Technical College's Foundation Board of Directors.

Joining the Board's current members are Alexandria Stathakis and Mary Ann Craft, both representing Anderson County, and Alan Blackmon and Jim Evers, both representing Pickens County.

Members of the Foundation Board raise money to supplement appropriations thereby helping the College to meet the educational needs of the citizens of the tri-county area.

Ms. Stathakis has been a member of the Robert Bosch LLC team since 1994. Currently she is Director/Chief Consultant, Corporate Sector Purchasing and Logistics, Automotive Supplier Development. Other positions held at the plant include Director of Customer Logistics and Planning as well as Manager and Acting Director of Purchasing.

From 1992 - 94 she was an adjunct instructor for University Transfer courses at Tri-County Technical College.

She serves on the AnMed Health Foundation Board, Anderson Greek Festival Board, Anderson County Arts Center (served as chair of the $3.5 million capital campaign for 2001 - 2006), and was president of the Junior League of Anderson County for 1995 - 1996.

She is an honor graduate of Hollins College, where she earned a B.A. in Economics and received a Juris Doctorate from the University of South Carolina School of Law.

Mrs. Craft is Human Resource Manager at U.S. Engine Valve in Westminster. She is a member of the United Way, Oconee Industrial Leadership Group, and Business Education Partnerships. In addition, her board memberships include the Tri-County Corporate and Community Education Advisory Board, S.C. Diversity Council, Oconee Chamber of Commerce and Oconee Society for Human Resources.

She was named to the MSSC Certified Production Technicians Experts Panel in 2010 and joined 39 other professionals to help MSSC stay current with its standards and to review issues/concerns regarding the certification systems. Panelists also are part of the critical process for maintaining third-party validation of standards.

She holds a B.S. in Business Management - Human Resources from Limestone College. She and her husband, Rudy, live in Anderson.

Mr. Blackmon is Manager of Engineering at Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative, Inc., in Pickens. He has served on the IEEE Industry Applications Society Rural Electric Power Committee since 1987 and was Committee Chair in 1990 and 1991. Board memberships include the Foothills Gala, Oconee Alliance and SC Heritage Corridor - Region One. He is vice chair of the Oconee County Infrastructure Advisory Committee.

He earned an Electrical Engineering degree from Georgia Institute of Technology and is a Registered Professional Engineer in South Carolina.

He and his wife, Shelvia, are members of Trinity Baptist Church and they have three daughters.

Mr. Evers is Regional Director of AT&T. He is active in many community organizations, serving on the board of directors for the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce, Upstate Alliance, Anderson Chamber of Commerce, Meals on Wheels, Innovate Anderson, Urban League of the Upstate, United Way of Greenville County, The YMCA, Ten at the Top and Oconee Alliance. In addition, he is currently a class member of the South Carolina Economic Developer Institute and the AT&T Project Management Network.

He holds a Journalism degree from Oklahoma State University and an M.B.A. from Northeastern State University.

He and his wife, Vicki, live in Greer with their two children.


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