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Foundation Leadership

Meet Our Staff

Grayson Kelly
Grayson Kelly

Vice President, Institutional Advancement & Business Relations
(864) 646-1548 or (866) 269-5677, ext. 1548

Courtney White
Courtney White

Director of Development
(864) 646-1484 or (866) 269-5677, ext. 1484

Laneika Musalini
Laneika Musalini

Director of Grants
(864) 646-1810 or (866) 269-5677, ext. 1810

Beth Byars
Beth Byars

Administrative Assistant
Anderson Hall, Room 230
(864) 646-1348 or (866) 269-5677, ext. 1348

Debbie Nelms
Debbie Nelms

Manager of Fiscal Affairs
(864) 646-1809 or (864) 269-5677, ext. 1809

Beth Brown
Beth Brown

Manager of Donor Relations
(864) 646-1372

Meet Our Board

The Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees made up of philanthropists, community, and business leaders.


Ben Hagood (Chair)

Senior Vice President, South State Bank

Kym Cleveland (Vice Chair)

President/Owner, Liquid Properties, LLC

Bill Harley (Treasurer)

Senior Vice President, First Citizens Bank

Curtis T. Evatt (Secretary)

President, Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association

Randy Blackston

VP of Operations, Glen Raven

Hugh Burgess

Retired President, Consolidated Southern Industries

Craig Chappelear

Realtor, Chappelear & Associates, Inc.

Peggy Deane

Retired Senior VP, AnMed Health

Galen DeHay, Ph.D. (ex officio)       

President, Tri-County Technical College

Emily DeRoberts

Government and Community Relations Manager, Duke Energy Corporation

Dial DuBose

Managing Partner, Nalley Commercial Properties

Lucas Durham

President, Landscape Perceptions

Dave Eldridge

Chief Executive Officer, Tri-County Entrepreneurial Development Corporation

Michael Fee

Co-Owner, Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Co., Inc.

James Galyean

Managing Member, MSE Group, LLC

Cara Hamilton (ex officio)

Vice President for Business Affairs, Tri-County Technical College

Lorraine Harding

Owner, Lorraine Harding Real Estate

Zach Hinton

Vice President of Economic Development and Support Services, Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative

Emily Ballenger Holland

President and CEO, Martin Holland Advertising

Marcia Hydrick

President, Thrift Brothers, Inc.

Chris Johansen

Director of Operations, Arthrex, Inc.

James Kaplan (ex officio)

President, Cornell Dubilier

Teddy Martin, DMD

Dentist, Hare & Martin, PA

Hamid Mohsseni (ex officio)

President and CEO, Anderson Restaurant Group

Tom O’Hanlan

CEO, Sealevel Systems, Inc.

Leesa Owens

Facility Personnel Manager, Michelin North America

Chris Robinson

President, Robinson Funeral Homes and Memorial Gardens

Lee Garrison Smith

Co-Owner and Manager, Denver Downs

Ted Spitz

Attorney at Law, Jones Law Firm, PA

Alisa Suddeth

Senior Vice President, Chief Talent and Marketing Officer, Community First Bank

Gray Suggs

Partner, SuggsJohnson, LLC

Amanda Taylor

Regional Director, AT&T South Carolina

Todd Walker

Chief Operating Officer, Easley Medical Campus of Prisma Health

Scott Webber

Retired Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo

Mike Worley

Senior R&D Manager, Itron

Al Young (ex officio)

Retired President and CEO, The Commercial Bank

Danny Youngblood

President, Youngblood Development Corporation