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Hamid Mohsseni, TCTC Commission Chair

Press Release                                                                           

Date: June 12, 2024

Contact: Lisa Garrett, lgarrett@tctc.edu

PENDLETON, SC – The Tri-County Technical College (TCTC) Commission elected new officers at its April 1 meeting. 

Hamid Mohsseni has been elected to serve his first term as chairman of the College's nine-member governing board. He represents Anderson County.      

Jim Wanner of Salem was elected vice chair. He previously represented Pickens County and became an Oconee County representative following Commissioner Larry Smith’s departure earlier this year.

Jim Kaplan of Pickens was elected secretary. He represents Pickens County.

Mohsseni was appointed to the Commission in 2020. He is president and CEO of Anderson Restaurant Group in Anderson. The company operates two full-service restaurants, Tucker’s Restaurant and Carson’s Steak Warehouse & Saloon, as well as a restaurant management and commercial leasing operation.

He is a member and former chairman of the Anderson Economic Development Board and has participated in several overseas economic development partnerships, including missions to China and Ireland. He is a 2005 graduate of Leadership South Carolina. He served as chairman of the Leadership South Carolina board for two years and is a graduate of Leadership Anderson.

He serves on the Board of Regents for Anderson University and the local Salvation Army board. He has served on the boards of Region’s Bank, the Anderson Chamber of Commerce, the Anderson YMCA, United Way of Anderson County and the AnMed Hospital Foundation. He is an ex-officio member of the Tri-County Technical College Foundation. 

A native of Tehran, Iran, Mohsseni came to the United States in 1977, earning a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Clemson University. He has made Anderson his home for 29 years with his wife, KD, and their son, Maddox. 

Wanner was appointed to the Commission in January 2019.

Wanner is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of KeyMark, an intelligent automation systems integrator headquartered in Liberty, S.C. KeyMark helps clients leverage technology such as artificial intelligence and machine learning to maximize productivity and increase efficiency. Built on the foundation of being knowledgeable, trustworthy, and responsive, KeyMark helps clients in health care, manufacturing, financial services, local governments, and beyond to reduce overall costs and improve upon manual, redundant, and labor-intensive processes. 

Under Wanner’s leadership, KeyMark has consistently been named a top reseller by vendor partners and has been listed by Inc. Magazine as one of the 500 fastest-growing companies in the United States. His background is in intelligent automation and automated data management. Wanner is currently in his 27th year at KeyMark, 23 of which he has served as CEO.

KeyMark has been consistently named a Best Place to Work in South Carolina by the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and SC Biz News. The company also was ranked 17th in the 2016 listing of South Carolina’s fastest-growing companies. 

Wanner, whose background is in automated data management, graduated from James Madison University in 1988 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

He serves on the Haystac Board and is a member of the Hyland Software Partner Advisory Council. He also has served on the boards for Pickens Habitat for Humanity and United Way of Pickens County and is an Ambassador for the South Carolina Ports Authority. He and his wife, Kim, have three children.

Kaplan was appointed to the Commission in 2018.

He is the former president/owner of Cornell Dubilier Electronics, a manufacturer of electric components. With corporate headquarters and manufacturing in Liberty, the company also operates from sites in Massachusetts, California, Illinois, Mexico and Hong Kong. He joined the company as a process engineer in 1988 and later moved to Mexicali, Mexico, where he was production control manager. He moved back to Liberty in 1994 to assume the role of manufacturing manager and later was named general manager (1996 -1999). He served as president from 2000 until 2023.

He received a bachelor of science degree in ceramic engineering from Clemson University and an MBA from The College of William and Mary. He serves on several boards, including the Pickens County United Way, Electronic Industry Association, Alliance Pickens County and the Electronic Components Industry Association. He is a former Red Cross board member. He and his wife, Julee, have three children. 

Other TCTC Commission members include:

Anderson County: 

Leon (Butch) Harris

J. Allard (Al) Young

Oconee County:

John M. Powell

Helen P. Rosemond-Saunders

Pickens County:

Thomas F. Strange

Melanie McLane, a recently-appointed member who filled Wanner’s spot representing Pickens County.  

 

About Tri-County Technical College

Tri-County Technical College, a public two-year community and technical college serving Anderson, Oconee and Pickens Counties in South Carolina, enrolls more than 9,000 students annually and offers more than 70 major fields of study, including computer technology, business administration, mechatronics, nursing, and university transfer programs. Tri-County boasts the highest student success rate among two-year colleges in the state and ranks in the top one percent nationally for successful student transfers to four-year colleges and universities. To learn more, visit tctc.edu

 

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