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Mr. D. Sherwood Miler III '74

President

Committee: Chair, Executive Committee; Nominating; ex officio member of all committees

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Bachelor of Arts - Political Science

Mr. Miler is President of Sherwood Miler Real Estate, LLC. He and his wife, Julie, live in Summerville. They have two sons and two daughters. The three oldest are College of Charleston alumni.

Affiliations: Pi Kappa Phi; former boardmember, Cougar Club; former scholarship basketball player; President, Pine Forest Country Club Homeowner's Association. 

Mr. Michael R. Renault '95

President-Elect

Committee: Chair, Strategic Planning Committee; Executive Committee; ex officio member of all committees

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Bachelor of Science – Business Administration
Graduate School of Banking - Louisiana State University

Mr. Renault has held various positions in the banking industry during his career including retail loan manager, commercial real estate officer, residential construction/acquisition and development officer, wealth management relationship manager, commercial banking officer, and commercial banking manager.  Mr. Renault grew up on Hilton Head Island and has spent most of his life in the Lowcountry of South Carolina.  His career has taken him to Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, and Hilton Head Island, SC as well as Augusta, GA. 

He and his wife, Courtney, have two sons and live in Charleston. 

Affiliations: Pi Kappa Phi; United Way; Junior Achievement, Junior Leadership of Hilton Head/Bluffton, and the Chambers of Commerce in Hilton Head Island/Bluffton, Greenville, and Charleston Metro; past member, the School of Business Advisory Board at USC-Beaufort; 2002 graduate of Leadership Hilton Head/Bluffton. 

Mr. Daniel (Danny) Ravenel '72

Past President

Committee: Chair, Nominating Committee; Executive Committee; Chair, Past Presidents

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Bachelor of Arts – History

Mr. Ravenel is the owner of Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International Realty in Charleston. He is a former member of the College's Board of Trustees, former president of the College of Charleston Foundation Board and has also served on the Cougar Club Board. Dan and his wife, Linda, have three children.

Affiliations: Society of Alumni; former Cougar Club Board member; 1770 Society; former College of Charleston Board of Trustees; former Chair, Foundation Board; Past President, Student Government Association; Founding Board Member of the Friends of the Library; Recipient of Howard Rudd, Jr. Business Person of the Year award;  Pi Kappa Phi; Recipient of the Daniel Ravenel Women’s Soccer Volunteer of the Year award. 

Mr. Johnnie W. Baxley III '92

Vice President

Committee: Chair, Strategic Area III (Give Back); Executive Committee

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Bachelor of Arts – Political Science

Juris Doctor – University of South Carolina

Mr. Baxley is an attorney and a founding partner of Willson, Jones, Carter & Baxley. He practices in the firm's Mount Pleasant office where he focuses on workers' compensation defense. Johnnie and his wife, Michelle, live in Mount Pleasant. They have two daughters, Madison and Peyton.

Affiliations: 1770 Society; Cougar Club Board; South Carolina Bar; Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity; former member, Student Alumni Associates; and former member, Honor Board. 

Ms. Stacey Barber Hollings '05

Vice President

Committee:  Chair, Finance; Executive Committee 

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Bachelor of Science - Accounting

Master of Science - Accounting

Mrs. Hollings is a tax manager with the accounting firm, Elliott Davis, LLC.  She is currently the treasurer of The Footlight Players and is an active member of the Rotary Club of Charleston – Breakfast and the Charleston Tax Roundtable.   She and her husband, Robbie, reside in Charleston and have two children.

Affiliations: Treasurer, The Footlight Players; Rotary Club of Charleston; Center for Women; Charleston Young Professionals; American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accounts; Kappa Delta. 

Ms. Allison Burke Thompson '94

Vice President

Committee: Chair, Strategic Area I (Stay Informed); Executive Committee

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Bachelor of Arts - English

Juris Doctor - University of South Carolina

Mrs. Thompson is an attorney with the law firm Mullen Wylie, LLC and focuses her practice on construction litigation at the trial and appellate court levels.  She and her husband, Trey, reside in Mount Pleasant, and they have a son, Burke, and a daughter, Ann.

Affiliations: Collegiate Province Director of Alpha Delta Pi; South Carolina Bar Association; Past President, Charleston Lawyers Club; former member, College of Charleston Office of Greek Life Risk Management Committee. 

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Mr. Derrick L. Williams '99

Vice President

Committee:  Chair, Strategic Area II (Get Involved); Executive Committee

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Bachelor of Arts - English

Juris Doctor - University of South Carolina

Mr. Williams is a partner of the law firm of Mickle & Bass, LLC, where he focuses on representing injured workers throughout the state. He is also a certified mediator. Mr. Williams is a former Commissioner on the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission and was one of the youngest to ever serve in that capacity. Derrick and his wife, Alana, live in Columbia, and they have two daughters, Regan and Deana.

Affiliations: South Carolina Bar; Secretary, Injured Workers’ Advocates; Board member, Riverbanks Zoo Society; former member, College of Charleston Attorney Assistance Program; former cross country and track team captain.

Ms. Karen Burroughs Jones '74

Executive Secretary

Committees: Executive Committee; Ex Officio Member of all committees

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Bachelor of Science - Psychology

Ms. Jones is the director of alumni communications for the College of Charleston. She has worked for the College for more than 25 years, building lifelong relationships with the alumni community. She has two children.

Affiliations: Society of Alumni, Cougar Club, Chi Omega, Chi Omega House Corporation.

Board Members

Rev. Randy E. Adkins '98, '04

Board Member

Committee:  Strategic Area I (Stay Informed)

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Bachelor of Science—Computer Science; Master of Sciencs—Computer Information Science

Reverend Adkins is a senior consultant at Modus21 in North Charleston, SC. He lives in North Charleston, SC with his wife, Sherlonda Talat Adkins '99, '03, and their three children: Krida, Dyran, and Kayla. 

Affiliations: Adjunct Faculty, Capella University; Vice President Membership, Dolphin Toastmasters; Assistant Pastor, Canaan Missionary Baptist Church; Former Treasurer and Board Member, Fetter Health Care Network; Association of Computing Machinery.

Mrs. Krista Ellis Bannister '92

Board Member

Committee:  Strategic Area I (Stay Informed)

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Bachelor of Arts - Political Science

Mrs. Bannister is the former Executive Director of the Susan G. Komen South Carolina Mountains to Midlands Affiliate. She is a principal in the consulting firm the Banellis Group. She is married to Jim Bannister and they reside in Greenville with their three daughters, Adair, Rebekah, and Winna Beth.

Affiliations: 1770 Society; Past President, Student Government Association;  Past President; Alumni Columbia Chapter; Past Advisory Board Member, Greenville Alumni Chapter; Executive Committee member, Cancer Society of Greenville County; Greenville Middle Academy; Carolina Ballet Theater; Delta Delta Delta.

Mr. Ryan E. Beasley Sr., Esq. '00

Board Member

Committee:  Strategic Area II (Get Involved)

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Bachelor of Arts - Political Science; Juris Doctor - Tulane Law School

Mr. Beasley is an attorney in New Orleans, LA. He and his wife, Lauren Kenning Beasley have four children: Ellis, Oliver, Daphne and Scarlett. 

Affiliations: Kappa Sigma Fraternity, Student Alumni Associates, Louisiana State Bar Association: Young Lawyers Section (Barristers for Boards Committee Chair); Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee; Access to Justice Committee; Practice Assistance & Improvement Committee; GAP Assessment Subcommittee; Holy Name of Jesus Men's Club; Cub Scout Den Leader; U6 Carrollton Boosters Soccer Coach.

Mrs. Kristen Munsey Beckham '07

Board Member

Committee:  Strategic Area I (Stay Informed)

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Bachelor of Science—Business Administration; Master of Business Administration—University of Georgia Terry School of Business

Kristen Beckham is the external affairs representative for South Carolina for Dominion Resources, one of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy. She helps lead the company’s external affairs initiatives in South Carolina and Georgia. She and her husband, Christopher, who is also a College of Charleston graduate, reside in Columbia, South Carolina. Beckham is passionate about serving her community and sits on the American Red Cross Biomedical Services Advisory Board and is an active member of Rotary International and the Junior League of Columbia.

Affiliations: Kappa Alpha Theta; Board of Directors for the American Red Cross in South Carolina; Board member for Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital; Rotary International; Junior League of Columbia; Leadership South Carolina, Board of Directors.

Mrs. Caroline Carpenter Bende '05

Board Member

Committee: Strategic Area III (Give Back) 

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Bachelor of Arts - Communications

Bachelor of Science Nursing - Medical University of South Carolina

Mrs. Bende is a former cardiothoracic nurse in the operating room at MUSC. Shortly after their wedding, she and her husband, Andras, moved to Europe for a number of years. They currently split their time between Holly Hill and Edisto with their two Hungarian Pointers, Piper and Oliver, and Wallace the cat.

Affiliations: Tony Meyer Scholarship recipient, Student Alumni Associates, MUSC Children's Hospital volunteer, International Women's Group of Warsaw (Poland).

Mrs. Tammy L. (Carroll) Coghill '93

Board Member

Committee:  Finance

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Bachelor of Science, Special Education

Master of Public Administration, University of South Carolina

Mrs. Coghill began her career in special education and non-profits then moved to community and economic development where she has worked in both the public and private sector for the past 20 years. She currently serves as Manager, Economic Development & Local Government for the SCANA Corporation. Mrs. Coghill stays engaged in the non-profit and education sectors through various volunteer and board participation. She and her husband, Tim, recently moved back to Charleston and enjoy all the natural spaces the region offers via bicycling, paddling, photography, or just sitting on a bench somewhere.

Affiliations: Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce Board, Charleston Regional Development Alliance Board, Trident Technical College Foundation Board, Rotary Club of Charleston Board, Coastal Community Foundation grants committees volunteer.

Mrs. Elizabeth Colbert-Busch '79

Board Member

Committee:  Strategic Area I (Stay Informed)

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Bachelor of Arts – Art 

Bachelor of Science – Business with Minor in Global Logistics and Transportation 

Mrs. Colbert-Busch is the Director of Business Development for Clemson University Office of Economic Development. She is responsible for Clemson University Restoration Institute’s (CURI) private-public strategic planning for business and economic development. CURI’s projects and programs, totaling approximately a quarter of a billion dollars, include the U.S. Department of Energy’s $49M grant to build the state-of-the-art SCE&G Energy Innovation Center. CURI is home of the Wind Turbine Drivetrain Testing Facility, the Duke Energy Electric Grid Research, Innovation and Development Center (eGrid), the Warren Lasch Conservation Center and the Zucker Family Graduate Education Center, opening the fall of 2016.

Affiliations: School of Arts Advisory Council; Chi Omega; Charleston Regional Development Alliance Board of Directors; Charleston School of Law Maritime Institute’s Board of Directors; Lowcountry STEM Collaborative Planning Group; Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce Board of Advisors; DOE Southeast Regional Wind Resource Center; S.C. Regulatory Task Force Committee for Offshore Wind; Charleston Regional Development Alliance Stakeholder Committee; Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund’s Offshore Wind Awareness and Advocacy team; Past Chairman, S.C. Maritime Association; South Carolina International Trade Conference; College of Charleston’s Intermodal Transportation and Logistics Management Program Advisory Committee. 

Mr. Rodney Conner '97

Board Member

Committee: Strategic Area II (Get Involved)  

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Bachelor of Science - Business Administration

Mr. Conner has been employed with Solara Hospitality for 12 years, and is currently the General Manager of the Sleep Inn Hotel in Mount Pleasant, S.C. He lives in Charleston, S.C.

Affiliations: Former Cougar Club board member; Current board member of the Charleston Area Hospitality Association; Former men's basketball player.

Mrs. Sylleste Helms Davis '83

Board Member

Committee:  Strategic Area I (Stay Informed) 

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Bachelor of Science—Mathematics; Master of Arts in Computer and Information Technology Management— Webster University

Affiliations: Member, South Carolina House of Representatives; Alpha Delta Pi; Cheerleading; Panhellenic Council ; Young Republicans; Pi Mu Epsilon; Phi Kappa Phi; Jr. Achievement Classroom Educator; past participant in Google’s CS First program; past participant in Santee Cooper’s “Read with a Child” program; Berkeley Middle School PTO past president.

Ms. Bartina Lorick Edwards '87

Board Member

Committee:  Strategic Area III (Give Back)

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Bachelor of Science – Business Administration

Juris Doctor – North Carolina Central University School of Law

Ms. Edwards lives in Lake Wylie, South Carolina, just across the state line from Charlotte, North Carolina, where she is an employment and business lawyer. Her practice handles business law, which includes entity formations, HR consulting, and advising clients on equal employment opportunities and compliance. Ms. Edwards owns two other companies and speaks, writes, and volunteers to serve her community in meaningful ways.

Affiliations: College of Charleston Graduate School Advisory Board; 1770 Society; GOLD Society. 

Graham L. Ervin '05

Board Member

Committee:  Strategic Area III (Give Back)

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Bachelor of Arts – Communication

Masters in Journalism – University of Georgia

Graham Ervin serves as director of private event sales for The Cedar Room in the Cigar Factory and The Riley Park Club at the Riverdogs Ballpark. Graham has been with The Indigo Road Restaurant Group since November 2015. On occasion, she teaches as an adjunct professor in the College of Charleston’s Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management. In her free time, Graham enjoys training and competing as a NPC Figure Athlete (bodybuilder). Her current goal is to become the SC State Figure Champion.

Affiliations: College of Charleston Graduate School Advisory Board; 1770 Society; GOLD Society. 

Mr. Robert (Bob) Flynn '04

Board Member

Committee:  Strategic Area II (Get Involved)

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Bachelor of Science—Business Administration

Affiliations: College of Charleston Rowing; Raleigh Alumni Chapter Vice President.

Rita Hammond '87

Board Member

Committee: Finance 

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Bachelor of Science—Business Administration 

Masters in Business Administration — The Citadel

A South Carolina native with more than 25 years’ of accounting experience in the Charleston area. She is a partner in the local and regional accounting and tax consultant serving high net worth individuals and businesses with less than $100 million in assets. Extensive experience with; IRS Compliance, IRS Defense, GAAP Compliance, and small business accounting, Quickbooks certified pro-advisor: Quickbooks for Mac, Quickbooks for Windows, Quickbooks Enterprise Solutions and Quickbooks Online.

Affiliations: ADPi, CofC Parent

Mrs. Devon Wray Hanahan '87

Board Member

Committee:  Strategic Area II (Get Involved)

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Bachelor of Arts—Spanish; Master of Arts—Spanish at University of South Carolina 

Mrs. Hanahan teaches Spanish at the College of Charleston, and lives in Charleston with her husband, Bill. They have two sons, William and Thomas. 

Affiliations: Past vestry member, Grace Church;  past board member, BETTS; Board of Visitors, Kanuga Conferences in NC, Faculty Advisor for Kappa Alpha.

Mrs. Cynthia Marcengill Legette '93

Board Member

Committee:  Strategic Area II (Get Involved)

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Bachelor of Science – Business Administration 

Masters of Business Administration - The Citadel 

Mrs. Legette is a Private Client Manager at U.S. Trust. She is responsible for the day-to-day needs of the client relationship as well as all credit and banking. She joined Bank of America in 1999 and has over 15 years experience in the wealth management field. Prior to joining Bank of America, she was with the Bank of South Carolina as a Branch Manager. She has been involved with many community organizations such as the American Heart Association and Sea Island Habitat for Humanity. She is a past President and Board Member for the Charleston Animal Society. She has also served on the executive committee for the SC LEAD for Women group for the Bank. She currently serves as a Community Investment Review Team member for Trident United Way, part of the Bank of America Charleston Leadership Team. She and her husband, Jeff,  live on Johns Island with their two children, Parker and Addie.

Affiliations: Past President and Board Member, Charleston Animal Society; Community Investment Review Team, Trident United Way; Bank of America, Charleston Leadership Team.

Mr. Mitchell Leverette '85

Board Member

Committee:  Strategic Area I (Stay Informed)

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Bachelor of Science – Geology 

Master of Science in Geoloy/Geochemistry - Sul Ross State University 

Mr. Leverette currently serves as the Chief of the Solid Minerals Division of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).  Prior to this position, Mr. Leverette served as Deputy Division Chief for Solid Minerals Division.  The Bureau of Land Management is the nation’s largest federal land management agency, managing over 245 million acres of surface estate and over 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate.Mr. Leverette works in the BLM's national headquarters in Washington, DC. and manages a staff of approximately 16 senior professionals including mining engineers, geologists, leasing specialists, several analysis, and an economist.

Mr. Leverette and his wife, Sylvia, have two sons, Mitchell Chase and Matthew Hayden. The Leverette family lives in Manassas, VA. 

Affiliations: Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity; VP, Geology Club; President, SC Black Student Association; S.U.M.A (Student Union for Minority Affairs); Recipient of CofC Distinguished Alumni Award, (Eddie Ganaway Award); Alumni Association Mentor Program; Collaboration with CofC faculty on Selection of Dept. of Interior Sustainable Development Award Winners; Keynote Speaker, Alumni Black Caucus Annual Conference; CofC Career Fair, Northern Virginia; Washington DC Alumni Association; Volunteer, Pennington Traditional School; Recipient, Department of Interior Superior Service Award; Jack and Jill of America; Boys and Girls Club.

Mr. John Christopher (Chris) Mattox '02

Board Member

Committee:  Strategic Area III (Give Back)

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Bachelor of Science – International Business 

Master of Business Administration - Georgia State University 

Mr. Mattox is the President of Carolina Recycling & Consulting LLC in Matthews, NC. He and his wife, Michele, live in Fort Mill, SC with their two sons, Nolan and Graham.

Affiliations: Elevation Church; Lead with Character; Bethany Christian Services; College of Charleston Mattox Family Scholarship.

Dr. Rahul N. Mehra '83

Board Member

Committee:  Strategic Area II (Get Involved)

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Bachelor of Science – Biology 

Doctor of Medicine - Medical University of South Carolina 

Dr. Mehra is the CEO and Chief Medical Officer of MehraVista Health, LLC . MehraVista Health is a national, Florida-based healthcare organization specializing in  employee wellness, focusing specifically on the improvement of employee emotional health. Clients include large publically traded companies to small privately held not for profits. By background, Dr.Mehra is a Board Certified Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist.He is a 1983 alumnus of the College of Charleston where he received the C. Norwood Hastie Award at graduation. He is a 1992 graduate of the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine Department of Psychiatry residency program. Dr.Mehra is the first resident to be selected to the Alumni Board and a former Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at USF. He is involved with numerous charitable organizations in the Tampa Bay area.

Affiliations: Kamla Kapur Mehra and Krishna Mandan Mehra Endowed Scholarship; Former Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry at University of South Florida; Past Recipient, C. Norwood Hastie Award; University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine Department of Psychiatry Alumni Board .

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Ms. Kelly T. Moorhead '99

Board Member

Committee:  Strategic Area II (Get Involved)

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Bachelor of Science – Business Administration

Ms. Moorhead is an account executive for Tandus Centiva in the upstate of South Carolina. She resides in Greenville, SC with her Boykin Spaniel, Biscuit. In her free time, Kelly loves outdoor activities and is an avid tennis player.

Affiliations: Board member for the International Interior Design Association Carolina’s Chapter; Urban Land Institute; US Green Building Council; Sustainer in the Junior League of Greenville; Westminster Presbyterian Church mission teams (Dominican Republic and Malawi, Africa).

Mr. Samuel (Rivers) Pearce '01

Board Member

Committee:  Strategic Area I (Stay Informed)

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Bachelor of Arts – Philosophy

Mr. Pierce is the director of marketing for BoomTown, a real estate sales & marketing software company in Charleston. He and his wife, Leigh Ann Pearce '03, live on Isle of Palms with their children; Ella and Samuel Rivers Pearce, Jr. 

Affiliations: CofC TV; CofC Radio; Honors College

Mr. Brady Quirk-Garvan '08

Board Member

Committee:  Strategic Area III (Give Back)

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Bachelor of Arts – Politcal Science

Mr. Quirk-Garvan is employed as a business development associate at Money With a Mission. He and his wife, Angela, live in Charleston.

Affiliations: South Carolina Student Legislature; Cistern Media (radio and newspaper); College Democrats; Leadership CofC; Board of Directors at Palmetto Project; Treasurer of Charleston Surfrider Association; Chairman of Charleston County Democrats.

Mrs. Carmen Sessions Scott '96

Board Member

Committee:  Stragetic Area I (Stay Informed)

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Bachelor of Arts - Political Science 

Juris Doctor - University of South Carolina 

Mrs. Scott is a lawyer with plaintiffs’ firm, Motley Rice. She helps lead the firm’s mass tort pharmaceutical litigation by managing complex personal injury and economic recovery damages cases on behalf of victims of medical negligence, harmful medical drugs and devices and corporate misconduct.  With a focus on women's products, Carmen has been on the forefront of national contraceptive litigation. 

Carmen and her husband, James, live in Mt. Pleasant with their two children. 

Affiliations: Board Member of the South Carolina chapter of Make-A-Wish; American Association for Justice, Exchange Advisory Committee member and Co-Chair, AAJ Mirena®IUD Litigation Group; American Bar Association; SC Association for Justice; SC Women Lawyers Association; 2015 South Carolina Super Lawyer; 2013 Charleston Regional Business Journal Forty Under 40; former Charleston County Friends of the Library board member.

Mrs. Kathryn Edwards Sherrod '93

Board Member

Committee:  Strategic Area III (Give Back)

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Bachelor of Science – Business Administration

Kathryn is director of advancement for Porter-Gaud School. Prior to this, she worked as the associate director of development and director of special events for the MUSC Children’s Hospital Fund. She and her husband, Will '93, live in Mt. Pleasant with their two daughters and chocolate lab.

Affiliations: Alpha Delta Pi, Association of Fundraising Professionals, National Association of Independent Schools, The Council for Advancement and Support of Education, Cougar Club. 

Ms. Debra Turner '78

Board Member

Committee:  Finance

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Bachelor of Science - Business Administration 

Certified Public Accountant 

Ms. Turner is a certified public accountant, and currently serves as Partner in Charge of the Charleston office of WebsterRogers LLP.  Debra resides in Mt. Pleasant, SC. 

Affiliations: Trident CEO Council; Former Center for Women and Coastal Community Foundation Development Board; Past President, SC Association of CPAs; SC Board of Accountancy; SC Women in Leadership. Recent honors include the Service to the Accounting Profession Award (SCACPA), Influential Women in Business (Charleston Regional Business Journal), and Women to Watch (Experienced Leader Category) (AICPA).

Anthony Scott Ward '85

Foundation Board Representative 

Committee:  Strategic Area III (Give Back)

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Bachelor of Science – Mathematics

Masters of Business Administration, Finance Emphasis - University of SC

Mr. Ward owns Merchants Gate, LLC, a real estate development company, specializing in infill and historic rehabilitation/development located in Pendleton, SC. He returned to upstate SC in 2004 to pursue a second career in real estate. Previously, he retired from Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner, and Smith based in New York City. His last assignment with ML was as CFO of Equity Linked Derivative Trading. He spent 10 years abroad with ML residing in London, Hong Kong, and Toronto.

Affiliations: Councilman, Town of Pendleton; Board of Regents, Leadership Pendleton; Financial Advisor, Pendleton Historic Foundation; Treasurer and Smart Growth Chair, Pendleton Pride in Motion; Community Council, Anderson District Four Schools; Omicron Delta Kappa; Pi Kappa Phi.

Michael A. Smith '01

Alumni Chapter Representative

Committee:  Strategic Area III (Give Back)

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Bachelor of Arts - French

Mr. Smith is a web developer who started his career while at CofC as the webmaster for the City of Charleston. He currently runs the website for The Association of Former Students of Texas A&M. He is also the founder and CEO of CustomDonations.com, an online donation service for non-profits. He and his wife, Dr. Shannon T. Smith ’02, reside in Florence with their two daughters.

Affiliations: President and founding member, CofC Pee Dee Alumni Chapter; Customer Advisory Board member, Emma; member and Circle of Excellence recipient, Council for Advancement and Support of Education; recipient, Palmetto Fellows Scholarship; prior Technical Advisory Board member, iModules Software; former officer, US Navy.

Mr. John D. Douglass '99

Cougar Club Representative

Committee:  Strategic Area II (Get Involved)

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Bachelor of Science – Business Administration

Mr. Douglass is a senior credit officer with ServisFirst Bank in Charleston. He resides in Charleston with his wife, Kelly, and their two children, John and James.

Affiliations: Board Member, Cougar Club; Board Member, Risk Management Association of Charleston. 

Neil Draisin '65

Foundation Board Representative

Committee: Strategic Area III (Give Back) 

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Bachelor of Science - Biology

Doctor of Optometry – Pennsylvania College of Optometry

Dr. Draisin has been a practicing behavioral optometrist for more than 40 years, having founded his practice, Draisin Vision Group, in 1972. He graduated from the College of Charleston with a B.S. in Biology, and the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. While a CofC student, Neil was a member of the men's tennis team. He is the recipient of the 2011 Distinguished Alumnus Award.

Christian (Chris) R. Bailey '12 '15

Graduate School Representative

Committee: Strategic Area I (Stay Informed) 

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Bachelor of Arts – Spanish

Bachelor of Science – International Business

Master of Public Administration — University of Charleston, SC

Master of Science – Environmental Studies — University of Charleston, SC

Mr. Bailey is the associate director of recruitment and marketing for the College of Charleston Honors College. He is also the director and head coach for Without Limits Charleston, a team for endurance athletes.

Affiliations: GOLD Society; Men’s Cross Country; Honors College; William Aiken Fellows Society; Schottland Scholars.

Olivia L. Talbott '18

Student Alumni Associates Representative

Committee: Strategic Area II (Get Involved) 

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Bachelor of Science - Finance

Ms. Talbott is a rising senior at the college of Charleston. She works as the student assistant for the Department of Economics & Finance assisting the professors of the finance department organizing and moderating events. Ms. Talbott is a part of the School of Business Investment Society for the 2017-2018 year where she will act as a member of an investment firm managing public and private equity.

Affiliations: Student Alumni Associates, President; Zeta Tau Alpha; School of Business Investment Society.

Mr. Anthony (Tony) Meyer '49

Executive Secretary Emeritus

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Bachelor of Science - English and History

Master of Counseling - Appalachian State University

Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters – College of Charleston

Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters - University of Charleston, S.C. at the College of Charleston

A living icon of the College, Tony is executive director emeritus of the Alumni Association and an honorary Past President of the Alumni Association, and has remained very much involved on campus. From providing complete coverage of College athletics to helping record the history of the College, Tony is a delightful source of knowledge for all things College of Charleston! His office is in the Blacklock House at 18 Bull Street, and he loves hearing from alumni – past, present and future! The Alumni Association awards the Tony Meyer Scholarship to children of alumni.