FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                       8/29/2019              

                                                                                                            (By Lisa Garrett)

            PENDLETON ---    Seven community leaders have been elected to serve on Tri-County Technical College’s Foundation Board of Directors.

The purpose of the Tri-County Technical College Foundation is to support the objectives and to advance the mission of the College by raising and investing money. The TCTC Foundation supports student scholarships and professional development for faculty and staff, as well as providing capital and technology funding for strategic projects.

Joining the Foundation Board are:

Gray Suggs is a partner with Suggs Johnson, LLC, in Anderson. He is a graduate of Clemson University with a BS in Accounting, CPA. He and his wife, Virginia, live in Anderson.

Chris Johansen is director of operations for Arthrex, Inc.  He holds an MBA in management and marketing, as well as a B.S. in International Business and Transportation.  He and his wife, Amber, live in Easley.

James Galyean is a managing member for MSE Group, LLC, in Anderson.  He holds a B.A. from Furman University and a juris doctor from the University of South Carolina.  He and his wife, Jenna, live in Anderson.

Alisa McCall Suddeth is senior vice president and chief talent and marketing officer for Community First Bank in Walhalla.  She holds a B.S. in administrative management from Clemson University and currently is enrolled in a master’s program at Southern Wesleyan University.  She and her husband, Dan Taylor Suddeth, live in Walhalla.

Dial DuBose is a managing partner for Nalley Commercial Properties in Easley.  He holds a B.S. from Wofford College.  He and his wife, Kathy, live in Williamston.

Craig Chappelear is owner of Chappelear & Associates, Inc., in Anderson.  He studied Pre-Pharmacy at Tri-County and transferred to Clemson University where he received a financial management degree.  He also is a graduate of Crider Appraisal Institute and Fortune Academy of Real Estate. He and his wife, Ala, live in Anderson.

Leesa Owens is director of state, local government affairs and community relations for Michelin North America, Inc.  She holds a B.S. degree in business administration from Boise State University and an M.S. in organizational leadership from Siena Heights University.  She and her husband, Marty, live in Anderson.

“The TCTC Foundation Board is made up of business and industry leaders throughout our three county service area,” said Grayson A. Kelly, vice president for Institutional Advancement and Business Relations at the College. “I am excited about these seven new members who will join the ranks of some very prominent individuals from our community.  I know they will do great things to invest in our vision and serve as trusted advisors and advocates of Tri-County for many years to come.”