COLUMBIA SC – January 14, 2013 – SC Economics welcomed four new members to its Board of Directors: Brian Barker, Robert Fletcher, Steve Hall, and Doreen Sullivan. The non-profit organization, which is dedicated to providing K-12 teachers with continuing education in economics and personal finance, designated Don Tomlin as its Chair-Elect. Secretary Richard Riley has also become a member of SC Economics’ Honorary Advisory Board.
We’re excited to have these individuals join our board, says Helen Meyers, president of SC Economics. They share our passion to help our future generations learn how to make smart decisions as students, employees, family members, and citizens.
Brian Barker is the Senior Vice President at South Carolina Bank and Trust (SCBT) in Greenville/Spartanburg, SC. He received his Master’s in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina. Barker is a Certified Financial Planner®, a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor, and has also earned his AIF designation. He is a past SC president for the Financial Planning Association. Barker is a graduate of Leadership Greenville and a member of the Investment Management Consultants Association, the Greenville Estate Planning Council, and the Spartanburg Estate Planning Council.
Robert Fletcher is the Director of the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics. He is also the founding director of the BlueCross BlueShield Economics & Finance Institute at the Governor’s School. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Clemson University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Harvard Business School. He has served on the boards of the South Carolina Philharmonic, EngenuitySC, and Ometric Corporation, as well as on the South Carolina Science and Technology Task Force.
Steve Hall is the CEO at Ovation Partners, LLC. His previous experience includes tenure as president and CEO of four technology companies. He holds undergraduate, Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Business Administration. He also completed programs in Competitive Strategy, Corporate Finance, Strategic Marketing and Managing the Information Resource at the Harvard Business School. Hall is a Fellow in the Life Management Institute.
Doreen Sullivan is the President of Post No Bills. She founded the ad agency and has led it for 20 years. She brings a unique perspective to every aspect of the business. Her infectious enthusiasm and inspiring entrepreneurial spirit has not only made her agency the go-to choice for some very high-profile clients, her non-stop enthusiasm has also made her a much sought after speaker on marketing strategies, branding and positioning.
Don Tomlin is the president of Tomlin & Company, a real estate development organization. As a business owner and entrepreneur, Tomlin has been highly successful in a variety of sectors including real estate development, portrait studios, and media, among others. Tomlin is a respected community leader and has initiated and/or financed local and state programs such as developing a residence hall for Allen University, the USC-Columbia Technology Incubator and the SC Jobs Economics Development Authority under the auspices of Governor Richard Riley. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from the University of South Carolina in 1971.
Richard Riley is the former United States Secretary of Education under President Bill Clinton and served as the 111th Governor of South Carolina. In 1999, Furman University created the Richard W. Riley Institute of Government, Politics and Public Leadership in his honor. Winthrop University also renamed its College of Education after Riley in 2000.
SC Economics is pleased to have these Board Members continue to serve: Mark Ballew of Grant Thornton; Mike Brenan of BB&T; Dan D’Alberto of WHM Capital Advisors; Trip DuBard of SC Future Minds; Chuck Garnett of NBSC; Alan Kahn of Kahn Development; Bill Mahoney of SCRA; and Burnie Maybank of Nexsen Pruet.
About SC Economics
SC Economics is a statewide non-profit organization. It is dedicated to providing teachers with continuing education in economics and personal finance. Established in 1975, the organization helps to ensure that all South Carolina students leave high school with a sound foundation in economic principles, an understanding of the economy and how it works, and a strong appreciation for the American free enterprise system. For more information, visit www.SCEconomics.org.