Staff

Jeff McKay

Executive Director

jmckay@nesasc.org

(843) 661-4669

Jeffrey DeLung

Director of Business Development

jdelung@nesasc.org

(843) 661-1206

Hixon Copp

Director of Research & Special Projects

hcopp@nesasc.org

(843) 661-1665

Jennifer Grigg

Director of Investor Relations

jgrigg@nesasc.org

(843) 661-1170

Rich Spivey

Manufacturing & Technology Advisor

rspivey@nesasc.org

(843) 661-4669

Elizabeth McCarley

Director of Marketing

emccarley@nesasc.org

(843) 661-1267

Board Members

Executive Committee Members

Mr. Yancey McGill


Chairman of the NESA Executive Committee

Former South Carolina Lieutenant Governor

Senator Luke Rankin, Esq.


South Carolina Senate

Senator Kent Williams


South Carolina Senate

Rep. Roger K. Kirby


South Carolina State Representative

Dr. Fred Carter


President

Francis Marion University

Dr. Michael Benson


President

Coastal Carolina University

Frank J. “Buddy” Brand


Councilman

Florence County Council

Mr. Mark Lazarus


Former Chairman

Horry County Council

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

Mrs. Angela Christian


Representing Georgetown County

Georgetown County Administrator

Dr. Tiffany Cooks


Representing Williamsburg County

Williamsburg County Supervisor

Mr. Mike Cool


Manager, Economic Development

Santee Cooper

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. K.G. “Rusty” Smith, Jr.


Representing Florence County

Florence County Administrator

Mr. Jason Speake


Senior Economic Development Manager

Duke Energy Progress

Mr. Jason Steen


Representing Marlboro County

Marlboro County Council Chairman

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