Jeff McKay

Executive Director

(843) 661-4669

Jeffrey DeLung

Director of Business Development

(843) 661-1206

Hixon Copp

Director of Research & Special Projects

(843) 661-1665

Jennifer Grigg

Director of Investor Relations

(843) 661-1170

Rich Spivey

Manufacturing & Technology Advisor

(843) 661-4669

Elizabeth McCarley

Director of Marketing

(843) 661-1267

Board Members

Executive Committee Members

Former South Carolina Lieutenant Governor

Mr. Yancey McGill

Chairman of the NESA Executive Committee

Former South Carolina Lieutenant Governor

Senator Gerald Malloy, Esq.

South Carolina Senate

Senator Luke Rankin, Esq.

South Carolina Senate

Senator Kent Williams

South Carolina Senate

Rep. Roger K. Kirby

South Carolina State Representative

Francis Marion University

Dr. Fred Carter


Francis Marion University

Coastal Carolina University

Dr. Michael Benson


Coastal Carolina University

Former Florence County Council

Frank J. “Buddy” Brand


Former Florence County Council

Horry County Council

Mr. Mark Lazarus

Former Chairman

Horry County Council

City of Florence

Mr. Stephen Wukela, Esq.

Former Mayor

City of Florence

Jean Leatherman

Board Members

Mrs. Mary Anderson

Representing Chesterfield County

Chesterfield County Council Member

Mr. John Q. Atkinson

Representing Marion County

Marion County Council Member

Mr. John Bloom

Assistant Vice President, Government Affairs

Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina

Mr. Ronald Carter

Santee Electric Cooperative

Manager of Economic Development & Government Relations

Mrs. Angela Christian

Representing Georgetown County

Georgetown County Administrator

Mr. Mike Cool

Manager, Economic Development

Santee Cooper

Mr. William Fleming

MPD Electric Cooperative and Marlboro Development Team, Inc.

President & CEO

Mr. Johnny Gardner

Horry County Council Chairman

Representing Horry County

Mr. Benjy Hardee

Board Member

Grand Strand Water and Sewer Authority

Dr. Linda Hayes

Representing Dillon County

Senator Gerald Malloy

Representing Darlington County

South Carolina State Senator

Mr. Jason Speake

Senior Economic Development Manager

Duke Energy Progress

Mr. Jason Steen

Representing Marlboro County

Marlboro County Council Chairman

Mr. Kelvin Washington

Representing Williamsburg County

Williamsburg County Supervisor

Mr. Kevin Yokim

Representing Florence County

Florence County Administrator

Investing in Success

"Our regional collaboration compliments and supports the important work of our state and local development programs. We work hand-in-hand with our county partners to ensure our region of South Carolina is recognized as an economic destination on the world stage. The time has never been better to invest in the NESA region and with your support, we can strive together to make our communities the ideal place to work and do business."

-Tim Norwood, NESA Foundation Chairman