Sustain SC, an economic development-driven organization connecting the sustainability goals of business in South Carolina with local solutions, announced its 2024 Board of Directors with a new Chair and two new members.
After previously serving as Vice Chair, Hope Lanier Freeman, Director of Communications and External Affairs at bp, was appointed as Chair of the 2024 Board of Directors. She will be joined on the executive committee by Vice Chair Dale Threatt-Taylor of The Nature Conservancy, Treasurer Danny Kassis of Dominion Energy, Secretary Trip Chavis of Milliken Advisors and Past Chair Tom Hutto of GEL Engineering.
The Board is pleased to welcome two new at-large members John Lummus and John Boyd.
Lummus, who serves as president and CEO of Upstate Alliance, brings his extensive background in economic development to the Sustain SC Board of Directors. Boyd, who chairs Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Environmental Group, has a background in the areas of environmental, regulatory, administrative and general corporate law.
“We are thrilled to welcome these business leaders to Sustain SC’s Board of Directors,” said Hope Lanier Freeman, Chair of Sustain SC. “With their expertise and passion, our board is poised to steer Sustain SC toward new heights and foster sustainable solutions for South Carolina at the intersection of commerce and conservation.”
The addition of Lummus and Boyd to the Board of Directors underscores Sustain SC’s commitment to assembling an influential team to lead the way in creating a more sustainable future for South Carolina.
The 2024-2025 Sustain SC Board of Directors:
Hope Lanier Freeman, Chair, BP America
Dale Threatt-Taylor, Vice Chair, The Nature Conservancy
Danny Kassis, Treasurer, Dominion Energy
Trip Chavis, Secretary, Milliken Advisors
Tom Hutto, Past Chair, GEL Engineering
John Boyd, Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd
Sara Hazzard, South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance
Lilyn Hester, Google
Lindsay Leonard, Boeing
John Lummus, Upstate SC Alliance
Chris Muckenfuss, Weyerhaeuser
Shannon Bobertz, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
Sean Connolly, SC Department of Transportation
Anna DeLage, SC Department of Commerce
Ben Duncan, SC Office of Resilience
Clint Leach, SC Department of Agriculture
Kristy Ellenberg, SC Department of Health and Environmental Control
Ethel Bunch, Founder, Sustain SC
About Sustain SC
Sustain SC is an economic development-driven organization that connects the sustainability goals of business in South Carolina with local solutions for the benefit of our economy, environment, and people.