MEBA’s Speakers Guide is a listing of business partners available to connect with educators and students. They share insight and information related to their career and professional experience. Educators, please give your chosen speakers detailed expectations for your student’s learning experience. 

“We build soft skills training into every MEBA activity”- Lisa Call, Regional Career Specialist and MEBA team member.

“I invite career speakers throughout the year to come and speak to our students, and many of my guests come from the MEBA Speakers Guide because it is a fantastic, easy to use resource. I’m also coordinating a school wide Career Expo this fall, and a number of my speakers came from the MEBA Speakers Guide and from relationships formed through MEBA networking and professional development events. I cannot say enough about the amazing resource MEBA has been to me in my position as a middle school Career Specialist.”            Allison Swygert, Career Specialist, Fulmer Middle School, Lexington School District Two

Note: Listed speakers are a resource. MEBA is not responsible for the content of presentations or materials distributed. Any required background checks are the responsibility of the local school district. 

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Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

Jessica Cabrera

SC Farm Bureau Federation
Director of Member Engagement & Leadership Development
803-936-4244
jcabrera@scfb.org

Area of Expertise: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. Jessica can speak to your group to expose them to the importance of the agricultural industry in our cities, state and nation; shed light on where our food and fiber comes from, and increase awareness about the need for young people to take interest in and consider careers in the industry that provides us with a safe, affordable and abundant food supply.

Speaker Availability: Day, Evening, Richland County, High Schools, Post-secondary Institutions, Community Event

Towana Pittman

Veterinarian at USDA-APHIS-Veterinary Services
(803) 201-8978
towana.pittman@aphis.usda.gov

Available for: Speaking in Classroom, Internships, and Job Shadowing

Todd Beasley

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
Director of Horticulture & Facilities
803-240-0823
toddbsl@zoho.com

Area of Expertise: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources.

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day, Elementary Schools, Lexington County, Middle Schools, Post-Secondary Institutions, Richland County, Weekend

Tracy Miskelly

SC Farm Bureau Federation
Director of Agriculture in the Classroom
803-936-4237
tmiskelly@scfb.com

Area of Expertise: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, Education and Training

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day, Elementary Schools, Evening, Fairfield County, High Schools, Lexington County, Middle Schools, Post-Secondary Institutions, Richland County, Weekend

Architecture and Construction

Stan Beckley

Stock Building Supply
stan.beckley@stocksupply.com

Available for: Speaking in Classroom

Hayley Bowers

Vice President at M. B. Kahn Construction Co. Inc.
803 227-5225
hbowers@mbkahn.com

Area of Expertise: Architecture and Construction, Marketing

Speaker Availability: Day, Elementary Schools, High Schools, Lexington County, Middle Schools, Richland County

Available for: Speaking in Classroom

Floyd Bowles

Academic Program Coordinator at Midlands Technical College
691-3872
bowlesf@midlandstech.edu

Available for: Speaking in Classroom

Thomas E. Brock

Vice President at Boykin Contracting, Inc.
463-1016
tombrock@boykinusa.com

Available for: Speaking in Classroom and Co-ops

Ted Chalgren

Business Development at Cox and Dinkins, Inc.
254-0518
tchalgren@coxanddinkins.com

Available for: Speaking in Classroom and Teacher Tours

Kristi Eidson

Personnel Development Manager at Total Comfort Solutions
803-772-4495
Kristi.Eidson@totalcomfortsolutions.com

Available for: Speaking in Classroom

Billy Graham

AC/Heating Technician at Total Comfort / Comfort Services
803-772-4490

Available for: Speaking in Classroom

Tim Kehoe

Certified Green Builder at Kehoe Constructors, LLC
803-951-0494
timkehoebuilds@gmail.com

Available for: Speaking in Classroom

Nicole M. Kopenhaver, CIT

McCrory Construction
Project Administrator
803-251-8130
nkopenhaver@mccroryconstruction.com 

Area of Expertise: Architecture and Construction

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day, Elementary Schools, Evening, High Schools, Lexington County, Middle Schools, Post-secondary Institutions, Richland County, Weekend

Daniel D. Lang, III

Kirk Commercial Construction
Service Division Manager
803-518-9178
Daniel@kirkcommercial.com

Area of Expertise: Architecture and Construction

Speaker Availability: Day, High Schools, Middle Schools, Post-secondary Institutions, Richland County

Charles Marra

Chapin Concrete Contractors, Inc.
President
803-545-1025
charlie@chapinconcrete.com

Area of Expertise: Architecture and Construction, Business, Management and Administration

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day, High Schools, Lexington County, Post-secondary Institutions, Richland County

Claudia Satterfield

Clark’s Termite & Pest Control
Marketing Director
803-309-1329
Claudia@clarkspest.com

Area of Expertise: Architecture and Construction

Speaker Availability: High Schools, Lexington County, Middle Schools, Post-secondary Institutions, Richland County

Richard Blake Stancil

Thompson Turner Construction
Preconstruction Manager
803-968-1364
rstancil@thompsonturner.com

Area of Expertise: Architecture and Construction

Speaker Availability: Elementary Schools, Evening, High Schools, Lexington County, Middle Schools, Post-secondary Institutions, Richland County, Weekend

Todd Wagstaff

Total Comfort / Comfort Services
772-4490
todd.wagstaff@comfortservices.com

Available for: Speaking in Classroom, Internships, Apprenticeships, Student Tours, Job Shadowing, Co-ops, and Teacher Tours

Brittany Grabski

Marketing Director at Brownstone
803-726-3016
bgrabski@bstonegroup.com

Area of Expertise: Architecture and Construction

Arts, A/V Technology & Communications

Opal D. Clark

JC Penney
Salon Manager
803-260-1954
Opalclark2788@gmail.com

Area of Expertise: Arts, Audio Visual Technology and Communications, Business, Management and Administration, Interviewing Techniques and Topics, Leadership, Life Skills, Soft Skills in the Workplace, Marketing, Resume Writing and Job Search

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day, Elementary Schools, Evening, High Schools, Lexington County, Middle Schools, Richland County

Larry McGuirt

Senior Producer at NAC, US Department of Justice
larry.mcguirt@usdoj.gov

Available for: Speaking in Classroom

Lee Snelgrove

Executive Director at One Columbia
803-254-5008
lee@onecolumbiasc.com

Available for: Speaking in Classroom

Sherard M. Duvall

ORT Media Group
Executive Producer/Founder
803-348-0151
Sherard@otrmg.com

Area of Expertise: Arts, Audio Visual Technology and Communications, Business, Management and Administration, Education and Training , Life Skills, Soft Skills in the Workplace

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day , Evening, Fairfield County , High Schools, Lexington County, Middle Schools , Post-secondary Institutions, Richland County, Weekend

Erika Dawkins

Professor/Communication Specialist at Columbia College
803-546-8141
edawkins@columbiasc.edu

Area of Expertise: Arts, Audio Visual Technology and Communications, Business, Management and Administration, Life Skills, Soft Skills in the Workplace, Marketing

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day , Evening, High Schools, Lexington County, Post-secondary Institutions, Richland County, Weekend

Business, Management and Administration

Jordan Archer

Clarke and Company Benefits, LLC
704-957-7564
jarcher@clarkebenefits.com

Available for: Speaking in Classroom

Dwight Armbrust, Jr.

SC Department of Employment and Workforce
Business and Economic Development Coordinator
757-272-6487
darmbrust@dew.sc.gov

Area of Expertise: Business, Management and Administration, Life Skills, Soft Skills in the Workplace, Interviewing Techniques and Topics, Resume Writing and Job Search, Leadership

Speaker Availability: Day, Evening, Weekend, Fairfield County, Lexington County, Richland County, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, High Schools, Post-secondary Institutions, Community Event

Lisa Campbell

SCANA Services Inc.
Recruiting Outreach
803-217-8402
lcampbell@scana.com

Area of Expertise: Business, Management and Administration, Information Technology, Interviewing Techniques and Topics, Leadership, Life Skills, Soft Skills in the Workplace, Resume Writing and Job Search, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day , Elementary Schools, Evening, Fairfield County , High Schools, Lexington County, Middle Schools , Post-secondary Institutions, Richland County, Weekend

Opal D. Clark

JC Penny
Salon Manager
803-260-1954
Opalclark2788@gmail.com

Area of Expertise: Arts, Audio Visual Technology and Communications, Business, Management and Administration, Interviewing Techniques and Topics, Leadership, Life Skills, Soft Skills in the Workplace, Marketing, Resume Writing and Job Search

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day, Elementary Schools, Evening, High Schools, Lexington County, Middle Schools, Richland County

Dionne Fleshman

Director, Human Resource and Community Affairs at DESA, Inc.
743-1134
dfleshman@desainc.com

Available for: Speaking in Classroom

Steven Hughes

Founder & Chief Financial Mentor at Know Money, Inc.
803-807-6915
steven@know-money.org

Available for: Speaking in Classroom and Teacher Tours

Lynn Hutto

Community Relations Manager at Greater Columbia Community Relations Council
803-206-5215
lhutto@comrelations.org

Available for: Speaking in Classroom

Tom Ledbetter

Midlands Technical College
Associate Vice President, Center for Entrepreneurial Success
803-466-6992
ledbettert@midlandstech.edu

Area of Expertise: Business, Management and Administration, Education and Training , Finance, Government and Public Administration, Information Technology, Interviewing Techniques and Topics, Leadership, Life Skills, Soft Skills in the Workplace, Manufacturing, Marketing, Resume Writing and Job Search, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day, Evening, Fairfield County, High Schools, Lexington County, Middle Schools, Post-secondary Institutions, Richland County, Weekend

Larry Lucas

Larry Lucas Insurance Agency Inc.
State Farm Agency Owner
803-799-1998
larry@larrylucasagency.com

Area of Expertise: Business, Management and Administration, Finance, Interviewing Techniques and Topics, Leadership

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day, Evening, High Schools, Lexington County, Post-secondary Institutions, Richland County, Weekend

Georgia Meeks

Spherion Staffing
803-772-4928
georgiameeks@spherion.com

Area of Expertise: Interviewing Techniques and Topics, Leadership, Life Skills, Soft Skills in the Workplace, Resume Writing and Job Search

Speaker Availability: Day, Elementary Schools, High Schools, Lexington County, Middle Schools, Post-secondary Institutions

Lance Roper

Canteen Vending
786-2251
lancerobert.roper@compass-usa.com

Available for: Speaking in Classroom

Ed Sherbert

President at Sherbert & Associates
864-963-2848
info@sherbertassociates.com

Available for: Speaking in Classroom

Valerie Smith

Development Director at Rehani Consulting
803-917-8542
rehani@rehani.org

Available for: Speaking in Classroom

Mike Smith

Regional Account Manager at We Know IT
799-7321 x 302
Mike.Smith@WeKnowITonline.com

Available for: Speaking in Classroom

Trey Smoak

Vice President at Recruiting Solutions
806-8125
tsmoak@recruitingsolutionsonline.com

Available for: Speaking in Classroom and Teacher Tours

Haidee Clark Stith

Principal at OnPoint Services, LLC
834-0410
hstith@opservices.us

Available for: Speaking in Classroom

Valencia Westray

HR – Workforce Staffing Consultant at Morgaret Business Solutions, LLC
788-5600
valencwestr@aol.com

Available for: Speaking in Classroom, Internships, and Job Shadowing

Gayel Wigfall

BlueCross BlueShield of SC
264-5932
gayel.wigfall@bcbssc.com

Available for: Speaking in Classroom

Tia Williams

Publisher at Midlands Anchor
803-513-8921
tia@midlandsanchor.com

Available for: Speaking in Classroom

Susan Wilson

Director of Human Resources at Palmetto Utility Protection Service, Inc.
939-1117
susan.wilson@sc1pups.org

Available for: Speaking in Classroom, and Job Shadowing

Dr. Ezaz Ahmed

Associate Dean of Business Programs

Columbia College / Barbara Bush Science and Technology Center
520-678-6420

eahmed@columbiasc.edu

Areas of Expertise: Business, Management and Administration, Interviewing Techniques and Topics, Leadership, Life Skills in the Workplace, Resume Writing and Job Search

Available for: Community Event, Day, Evening, High Schools, Post-Secondary Institutions, Fairfield County, Lexington County, Richland County

Nikki Bass

Aflac

Business Process Analyst
229-854-3006
nikki@corporatemelaninmillennial.com

Areas of Expertise: Business, Management and Administration, Interviewing Techniques and Topics, Leadership, Life Skills, Soft Skills in the Workplace, Marketing, Resume Writing and Job Search

Available for: Community Event, Evening, High Schools, Post-Secondary Institutions, Lexington County, Middle Schools, Richland County, Weekend

Dr. Rebecca Battle-Bryant

President at Battle Plan Consulting, LLC
803-533-1677
rebecca@battleplanconsulting.com

Area of Expertise: Business, Management and Administration, Education and Training , Government and Public Administration, Interviewing Techniques and Topics, Leadership, Life Skills, Soft Skills in the Workplace, Resume Writing and Job Search

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day , Evening, Fairfield County , High Schools, Lexington County, Post-secondary Institutions, Richland County

Melissa L. Lindler

Director, Office of Business Opportunities at City of Columbia, SC
803-767-8157
melissa.lindler@columbiasc.gov

Areas of Expertise: Business, Management and Administration, Education and Training, Government and Public Administration

Dr. J. Issac Vaughn

Success Strategist at Bookert Agency
980-312-9685
drjisaacvaughm@gmail.com

Area of Expertise: Business, Management and Administration, Education and Training, Finance, Government and Public Administration, Interviewing Techniques and Topics, Leadership, Life Skills, Soft Skills in the Workplace, Resume Writing and Job Search

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day, Evening, Fairfield County , High Schools, Middle Schools, Post-secondary Institutions, Richland County, Weekend

Raquel Richardson Thomas

Entrepreneur / Dream Catchers Foundation
443-695-0301
contact@raquelrt3.com

Area of Expertise: Business, Management and Administration, Education and Training, Leadership, Life Skills, Soft Skills in the Workplace, and Marketing

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day, Elementary Schools, Fairfield County, High Schools, Middle Schools, Post-secondary Institutions, Richland County, Lexington County and Weekends

Michelle Berry

Admin Specialist – HR at Federal Bureau of Investigation
214-5671
michelle.berry@ic.fbi.gov

Available for: Speaking in Classroom

Kyle Caldwell

Corporate Recruiter at Atkins
803-528-3975
kyle.caldwell@atkinsglobal.com

Area of Expertise: Business, Management and Administration, Interviewing Techniques and Topics, Leadership, Life Skills, Soft Skills in the Workplace, Resume Writing and Job Search

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day, Elementary Schools, Fairfield County, High Schools, Middle Schools, Post-secondary Institutions, Richland County and Lexington County

Charles Marra

Chapin Concrete Contractors, Inc.
President
803-545-1025
charlie@chapinconcrete.com

Area of Expertise: Architecture and Construction, Business, Management and Administration

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day, High Schools, Lexington County, Post-secondary Institutions, Richland County

Sherard M. Duvall

ORT Media Group
Executive Producer/Founder
803-348-0151
Sherard@otrmg.com

Area of Expertise: Arts, Audio Visual Technology and Communications, Business, Management and Administration, Education and Training , Life Skills, Soft Skills in the Workplace

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day , Evening, Fairfield County , High Schools, Lexington County, Middle Schools , Post-secondary Institutions, Richland County, Weekend

Erika Dawkins

Professor/Communication Specialist at Columbia College
803-546-8141
edawkins@columbiasc.edu

Area of Expertise: Arts, Audio Visual Technology and Communications, Business, Management and Administration, Life Skills, Soft Skills in the Workplace, Marketing

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day , Evening, High Schools, Lexington County, Post-secondary Institutions, Richland County, Weekend

Education and Training

Ginetta Hamilton

Jr. SEARCH 1 Empowering Youth LLC
Founder
803-736-2293
hmltn183@aol.com

Area of Expertise: Education and Training, Life Skills and Soft Skills in the Workplace

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day, Elementary Schools, Richland County

Ron Harvey

Midlands Association of Talent Development
President
803-764-1554
Ronald.harvey5@gmail.com

Area of Expertise: Education and Training, attend Career Expos and Student Career Days, present Life Skills, Soft Skills in the Workplace, and Leadership Skills

Speaker Availability: Community Event, High Schools, Fairfield County, Lexington County, Post-secondary Institutions, Richland County

Vida Jennings

Manager, PHR at BlueCross BlueShield of SC
264-1253
vida.jennings@bcbssc.com

Available for: Speaking in Classroom

Trish Jones

Office of Career Management at University of South Carolina
777-8063
pjones@moore.sc.edu

Available for: Speaking in Classroom

Tom Ledbetter

Midlands Technical College
Associate Vice President, Center for Entrepreneurial Success
803-466-6992
ledbettert@midlandstech.edu

Area of Expertise: Business, Management and Administration, Education and Training , Finance, Government and Public Administration, Information Technology, Interviewing Techniques and Topics, Leadership, Life Skills, Soft Skills in the Workplace, Manufacturing, Marketing, Resume Writing and Job Search, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Speaker Availability:
Community Event, Day, Evening, Fairfield County, High Schools, Lexington County, Middle Schools, Post-secondary Institutions, Richland County, Weekend

Jannie Lincoln

BlueCross BlueShield
Training Specialist II
803-608-9203
jaelin30@gmail.com

Area of Expertise: Education and Training, Life Skills, Soft Skills in the Workplace, willing to attend career expos

Speaker Availability: Community Events, Weekend, Elementary Schools, Richland County

Edward Nicholson

Midlands Technical College
803-822-7034
nicholsone@midlandstech.edu

Area of Expertise: Education and Training , Health Sciences, Life Skills, Soft Skills in the Workplace

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day, Evening, High Schools, Lexington County, Middle Schools, Post-secondary Institutions, Richland County

Dr. Jon E. Pedersen

University of South Carolina
Dean, College of Education
803-777-3075
jep@sc.edu

Area of Expertise: Education and Training

Speaker Availability: Day, Elementary Schools, Fairfield County, High Schools, Lexington County, Middle Schools, Post-secondary Institutions, Richland County

Jim Robinson

Chief Executive Officer at AimHigh Education
803-788-6894
info@aimhigheducationsc.com

Available for: Speaking in Classroom

Lance Roper

Compass Group
General Manager
803-315-8442
lance.roper@compass-usa.com

Area of Expertise: Business, Management and Administration, Education and Training , Hospitality and Tourism , Interviewing Techniques and Topics, Leadership, Life Skills, Soft Skills in the Workplace

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day, Elementary Schools, Evening, Fairfield County, High Schools, Lexington County, Middle Schools, Post-secondary Institutions, Richland County

Theresa Tobin-Richardson

The Quest Zone
Regional Director
803-295-7993
ttobin@thequestzone.com

Available for: Elementary Schools, High Schools, Fairfield County, Lexington County, Middle Schools, Richland County

Tracy West

Columbia College
Chairperson, Division of Education
803-786-3320
twest@columbiasc.com

Area of Expertise: Education and Training, willing to provide work-based experiences in the Midlands

Speaker Availability: Day, High Schools, Fairfield County, Lexington County, Richland County

Gayel Wigfall

BlueCross BlueShield of SC
264-5932
gayel.wigfall@bcbssc.com

Available for: Speaking in Classroom

Emma Baldwin

Paul Mitchell the School Columbia
Admissions Leader
803-772-2232
admissions@pmtscolumbiasc.com

Area of Expertise: Education and Training, Life Skills, Soft Skills in the Workplace, Marketing

Speaker Availability: Community Events, Day, Evening, Fairfield County, High Schools, Lexington County, Post-Secondary Institutions, Richland County, Weekend

Other: Beauty related topics, Education and Licensing preparation

Ann Bryson-Eldridge

Bryson-Eldridge Consulting
Owner
803- 391-9592
ann@brysoneldridge.com

Area of Expertise: Education and Training, attend Career Expos and Student Career Days, present on  Life Skills, Soft Skills in the Workplace, Interviewing Techniques and Topics, Resume Writing and Job Search, Leadership Skills

Speaker Availability: Day, Evening, Weekend, Fairfield County, Lexington County, Richland County, Middle School, High Schools, Post-secondary, Community Events

Jessica Cabrera

President of Association for Talent Development / Midlands
803-936-4244
President@atdmidlands.org

Jessica is available to speak to your group about:

1) Purposeful Leadership: developing as an effective leader whether you have a formal leadership position or not

2) Success in Life: being courageous enough to sacrifice and do what it takes to be the best version of yourself

3) The Career Journey: embracing the fact that your career is not about the destination, but about the discovery process while you are on your journey

Dr. J. Issac Vaughn

Success Strategist at Bookert Agency
980-312-9685
drjisaacvaughm@gmail.com

Area of Expertise: Business, Management and Administration, Education and Training, Finance, Government and Public Administration, Interviewing Techniques and Topics, Leadership, Life Skills, Soft Skills in the Workplace, Resume Writing and Job Search

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day, Evening, Fairfield County , High Schools, Middle Schools, Post-secondary Institutions, Richland County, Weekend

DeAnna Bookert

Consultant for Bookert Agency
803-240-9172
deanna@bookertagency.com

Area of Expertise: Education and Training, Interviewing Techniques and Topics, Leadership, Life Skills, Soft Skills in the Workplace, Marketing, Resume Writing and Job Search

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day, Evening, Fairfield County, High Schools, Middle Schools, Post-Secondary Institutions, Richland County, Weekends

Melissa L. Lindler

Director, Office of Business Opportunities at City of Columbia, SC
803-767-8157
melissa.lindler@columbiasc.gov

Areas of Expertise: Business, Management and Administration, Education and Training, Government and Public Administration

Raquel Richardson Thomas

Entrepreneur / Dream Catchers Foundation
443-695-0301
contact@raquelrt3.com

Area of Expertise: Business, Management and Administration, Education and Training, Leadership, Life Skills, Soft Skills in the Workplace, and Marketing

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day, Elementary Schools, Fairfield County, High Schools, Middle Schools, Post-secondary Institutions, Richland County, Lexington County and Weekends

Tracy Miskelly

SC Farm Bureau Federation
Director of Agriculture in the Classroom
803-936-4237
tmiskelly@scfb.com

Area of Expertise: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, Education and Training

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day, Elementary Schools, Evening, Fairfield County, High Schools, Lexington County, Middle Schools, Post-Secondary Institutions, Richland County, Weekend

JeanAnn Lambert

Mental Health America of SC
Mental Health Professional/Community Resources
803-609-3031
jlambert@mha-sc.org

Area of Expertise: Education and Training, Health Sciences, Interviewing Techniques and Topics, Leadership, Life Skills, Soft Skills in the Workplace, Resume Writing and Job Search

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day, Elementary Schools, Evening, Fairfield County, High Schools, Lexington County, Middle Schools, Post-secondary Institutions, Richland County, Weekends.

Additional Speaking Topics: Counseling, Therapeutic Recreation and Mental Health

Jerry Mitchell

University of South Carolina
Professor
803-777-2986
mitchell@sc.edu

Area of Expertise: Education and Training, Information Technology, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day, Elementary Schools, Fairfield County, High Schools, Lexington County, Middle Schools, Post-Secondary Institutions, Richland County

Kymmie Cartledge

Career Jam Coaching LLC
Career Coach
803-413-4541
kymmiecartledge@yahoo.com

Area of Expertise: Education and Training, Interviewing Techniques and Topics, Leadership, Life Skills, Soft Skills in the Workplace, Resume Writing and Job Search

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Evening, High Schools, Lexington County, Post-Secondary Institutions, Richland County, Weekend

Sherard M. Duvall

ORT Media Group
Executive Producer/Founder
803-348-0151
Sherard@otrmg.com

Area of Expertise: Arts, Audio Visual Technology and Communications, Business, Management and Administration, Education and Training , Life Skills, Soft Skills in the Workplace

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day , Evening, Fairfield County , High Schools, Lexington County, Middle Schools , Post-secondary Institutions, Richland County, Weekend

Dr. Michelle P. “Doc” DuPre

Columbia College
Department Chair and Deputy Director Communiversity
803-786-3740
ddupre@columbiasc.edu

Area of Expertise: Education and Training , Health Sciences, Law, Public Safety, Security and Corrections, Leadership, Marketing, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day , Elementary Schools, Evening, Fairfield County , High Schools, Lexington County, Middle Schools , Post-secondary Institutions, Richland County, Weekend

Dr. Jessica Allen

Columbia College
Assistant Professor of Biology
803-786-3730
jallen@columbiasc.edu

Area of Expertise: Education and Training , Health Sciences, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Elementary Schools, Evening, High Schools, Lexington County, Middle Schools , Post-secondary Institutions, Richland County, Weekend

Angelia Gil

DHEC
Organizational Change Consultant
662-648-8680
liagil@yahoo.com

Area of Expertise: Education and Training , Government and Public Administration, Health Sciences, Human Services, Leadership, Life Skills, Soft Skills in the Workplace

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Elementary Schools, Evening, High Schools, Fairfield County, Lexington County, Middle Schools , Post-secondary Institutions, Richland County, Weekend

Finance

Melissa Anderson

803-609-2941
msandersonsc@gmail.com

Gina Cotton

Financial Services Specialist at Regions Bank Forest Drive
803-738-1303
gina.moak@regions.com

Available for: Speaking in Classroom

Steven Hughes

Founder & Chief Financial Mentor at Know Money, Inc.
803-807-6915
steven@know-money.org

Available for: Speaking in Classroom and Teacher Tours

Larry Lucas

Larry Lucas Insurance Agency Inc.
State Farm Agency Owner
803-799-1998
larry@larrylucasagency.com

Area of Expertise: Business, Management and Administration, Finance, Interviewing Techniques and Topics, Leadership

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day, Evening, High Schools, Lexington County, Post-secondary Institutions, Richland County, Weekend

Robert Mendenall

President at The College Funding Center of SC, LLC
803-798-0390
rob@collegefundingcentersc.com

Available for: Speaking in Classroom and Job Shadowing

Joe Sicilio

Midlands Educator Insurance at The Horace Mann Companies
739-0555
joe.sicilio@horacemann.com

Available for: Speaking in Classroom

Angie E. Thames

Wells Fargo Advisors
Financial Advisor
803-758-2931
angela.thames@wellsfargoadvisors.com

Area of Expertise: Finance

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day, Elementary Schools, Fairfield County, High Schools, Lexington County, Middle Schools, Richland County

Robert Underwood, Jr.

CFO at FB Johnson Group
786-7910
bunderwood@fbjohnston.com

Available for: Speaking in Classroom, Internships, Apprenticeships, and Co-ops

Todd Wagstaff

Total Comfort / Comfort Services
772-4490
todd.wagstaff@comfortservices.com

Available for: Speaking in Classroom, Internships, Apprenticeships, Student Tours, Job Shadowing, Co-ops, and Teacher Tours

Dr. J. Issac Vaughn

Success Strategist at Bookert Agency
980-312-9685
drjisaacvaughm@gmail.com

Area of Expertise: Business, Management and Administration, Education and Training, Finance, Government and Public Administration, Interviewing Techniques and Topics, Leadership, Life Skills, Soft Skills in the Workplace, Resume Writing and Job Search

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day, Evening, Fairfield County , High Schools, Middle Schools, Post-secondary Institutions, Richland County, Weekend

Michelle Berry

Admin Specialist – HR at Federal Bureau of Investigation
214-5671
michelle.berry@ic.fbi.gov

Available for: Speaking in Classroom

Government and Public Administration

Shannon Banks

Employment Advisor at SC National Guard
803-299-2911
shannon.banks2.ctr@mail.mil

Available for: Speaking in Classroom

Catherine Kellahan

Scheduling Office at The Governor’s Office
734-2100
ckellah@gov.sc.gov

Available for: Speaking in Classroom and Job Shadowing

Anthony McMann

United States Army
803-732-3373
anthony.r.mcmann.mil@mail.mil

Available for: Speaking in Classroom

Cary McSwain

County Administrator at Richland County
576-2054
carymcswain@richlandonline.com

Available for: Speaking in Classroom, Student Tours, Job Shadowing, and Teacher Tours

Tiaa Rutherford

Neighborhood Planner at Richland County Government
576-2166
rutherfordt@rcgov.us

Available for: Speaking in Classroom

Haidee Clark Stith

Principal at OnPoint Services, LLC
834-0410
hstith@opservices.us

Available for: Speaking in Classroom

Dr. J. Issac Vaughn

Success Strategist at Bookert Agency
980-312-9685
drjisaacvaughm@gmail.com

Area of Expertise: Business, Management and Administration, Education and Training, Finance, Government and Public Administration, Interviewing Techniques and Topics, Leadership, Life Skills, Soft Skills in the Workplace, Resume Writing and Job Search

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day, Evening, Fairfield County , High Schools, Middle Schools, Post-secondary Institutions, Richland County, Weekend

Melissa L. Lindler

Director, Office of Business Opportunities at City of Columbia, SC
803-767-8157
melissa.lindler@columbiasc.gov

Areas of Expertise: Business, Management and Administration, Education and Training, Government and Public Administration

Rachelle Moody

Assistant to the City Manager at the City of Cayce
713-301-7730
moody@caycesc.gov

Area of Expertise: Government and Public Administration

Speaker Availability: Day, Evening, High Schools, Middle Schools, Post-secondary Institutions, Lexington County

Raquel Richardson Thomas

Entrepreneur / Dream Catchers Foundation
443-695-0301
contact@raquelrt3.com

Area of Expertise: Business, Management and Administration, Education and Training, Leadership, Life Skills, Soft Skills in the Workplace, and Marketing

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day, Elementary Schools, Fairfield County, High Schools, Middle Schools, Post-secondary Institutions, Richland County, Lexington County and Weekends

Michelle Berry

Admin Specialist – HR at Federal Bureau of Investigation
214-5671
michelle.berry@ic.fbi.gov

Available for:  Speaking in Classsroom

Ashley Hanna-Williams

Workforce Intelligence Coordinator at SC Department of Employment and Workforce
803-737-3010
AHWilliams@dew.sc.gov

Area of Expertise: Education and Training, Interviewing Techniques and Topics, Life Skills, Soft Skills in the Workplace

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day, Elementary Schools, Fairfield County, High Schools, Middle Schools, Post-secondary Institutions, Richland County, Lexington County

Angelia Gil

DHEC
Organizational Change Consultant
662-648-8680
liagil@yahoo.com

Area of Expertise: Education and Training , Government and Public Administration, Health Sciences, Human Services, Leadership, Life Skills, Soft Skills in the Workplace

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Elementary Schools, Evening, High Schools, Fairfield County, Lexington County, Middle Schools , Post-secondary Institutions, Richland County, Weekend

Health Science

Terry Blair

Job Developer Program Coordinator II at SC Department of Social Services
803- 898-1744
terry.blair@dss.sc.gov

Available for: Speaking in Classroom

Nancy S. Hudson

Midlands Technical College
Nursing Instructor
803-822-6758
hudsonn@midlandstech.edu

Available for: Speaking in Classroom

Krysten Hyduke

HR Manager at SC Healthy Connections
803-898-2775
hyduke@scdhhs.gov

Available for: Speaking in Classroom

Edward Nicholson

Midlands Technical College
803-822-7034
nicholsone@midlandstech.edu

Area of Expertise: Education and Training , Health Sciences, Life Skills, Soft Skills in the Workplace

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day, Evening, High Schools, Lexington County, Middle Schools, Post-secondary Institutions, Richland County

Elizabeth “Betty” Regan

Associate Professor & Program Director at USC – Integrated Information Technology
777-2286
earegan@mailbox.sc.edu

Available for: Speaking in Classroom

Val Richardson

Workforce Development Manager at Palmetto Health
296-5306
valerie.richardson@palmettohealth.org

Available for: Speaking in Classroom, Internships, Job Shadowing, and Teacher Tours

Whitney Rojas

Mid-Carolina AHEC Inc. Health Careers Academy
Health Careers Program Coordinator
803-287-4900
whitneyrojas@comporium.net

Area of Expertise: Health Sciences

Speaker Availability: Middle and High Schools

Susan Teeter

Midlands Technical College
Pre-Health Care Programs Coordinator
803-822-7049
teeters@midlandstech.edu

Area of Expertise: Health Sciences

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day, Evening, High Schools, Lexington County, Richland County

JeanAnn Lambert

Mental Health America of SC
Mental Health Professional/Community Resources
803-609-3031
jlambert@mha-sc.org

Area of Expertise: Education and Training, Health Sciences, Interviewing Techniques and Topics, Leadership, Life Skills, Soft Skills in the Workplace, Resume Writing and Job Search

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day, Elementary Schools, Evening, Fairfield County, High Schools, Lexington County, Middle Schools, Post-secondary Institutions, Richland County, Weekends.

Additional Speaking Topics: Counseling, Therapeutic Recreation and Mental Health

Dr. Jessica Allen

Columbia College
Assistant Professor of Biology
803-786-3730
jallen@columbiasc.edu

Area of Expertise: Education and Training , Health Sciences, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Elementary Schools, Evening, High Schools, Lexington County, Middle Schools , Post-secondary Institutions, Richland County, Weekend

Dr. Michelle P. “Doc” DuPre

Columbia College
Department Chair and Deputy Director Communiversity
803-786-3740
ddupre@columbiasc.edu

Area of Expertise: Education and Training , Health Sciences, Law, Public Safety, Security and Corrections, Leadership, Marketing, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day , Elementary Schools, Evening, Fairfield County , High Schools, Lexington County, Middle Schools , Post-secondary Institutions, Richland County, Weekend

Angelia Gil

DHEC
Organizational Change Consultant
662-648-8680
liagil@yahoo.com

Area of Expertise: Education and Training , Government and Public Administration, Health Sciences, Human Services, Leadership, Life Skills, Soft Skills in the Workplace

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Elementary Schools, Evening, High Schools, Fairfield County, Lexington County, Middle Schools , Post-secondary Institutions, Richland County, Weekend

Hospitality and Tourism

Jackie R. Driggers

Human Resources Director at Fowler Hospilitality, LLC
865-7102 x 25
jackie.driggers@fowlerhospitality.com

Available for: Speaking in Classroom, Internships, Student Tours, Job Shadowing, and Teacher Tours

Lance Roper

Compass Group
General Manager
803-315-8442
lance.roper@compass-usa.com

Area of Expertise: Business, Management and Administration, Education and Training , Hospitality and Tourism , Interviewing Techniques and Topics, Leadership, Life Skills, Soft Skills in the Workplace

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day, Elementary Schools, Evening, Fairfield County, High Schools, Lexington County, Middle Schools, Post-secondary Institutions, Richland County

Human Services

ANITA GARRETT
Director, Project E.A.R.N. at United Way Association of SC
803-608-8843
anita.garrett@uwasc.org

Available for: Speaking in Classroom

BETTY MILLER
HR Coordinator
SC Department of Mental Health
803-737-5797
bsm89@scdmh.org

Available for: Speaking in Classroom

Michelle Berry

Admin Specialist – HR at Federal Bureau of Investigation
214-5671
michelle.berry@ic.fbi.gov

Available for: Speaking in Classroom

Angelia Gil

DHEC
Organizational Change Consultant
662-648-8680
liagil@yahoo.com

Area of Expertise: Education and Training , Government and Public Administration, Health Sciences, Human Services, Leadership, Life Skills, Soft Skills in the Workplace

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Elementary Schools, Evening, High Schools, Fairfield County, Lexington County, Middle Schools , Post-secondary Institutions, Richland County, Weekend

Information Technology

Bob Brookshire

University of South Carolina
Program Director, Integrated Information Technology
803-777-6570
rbrook@mailbox.sc.edu

Available for: Speaking in Classroom

Duncan Buell

University of South Carolina
Professor and Chair at Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering
803-777-7848
buell@cse.sc.edu

Available for: Speaking in Classroom and Teacher Tours

Lisa Campbell

SCANA Services Inc.
Manager, Workforce Planning and Recruiting Outreach
803-217-8402
lcampbell@scana.com

Area of Expertise: Business, Management and Administration, Information Technology, Interviewing Techniques and Topics, Leadership, Life Skills, Soft Skills in the Workplace, Resume Writing and Job Search, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day , Elementary Schools, Evening, Fairfield County , High Schools, Lexington County, Middle Schools , Post-secondary Institutions, Richland County, Weekend

Michelle Berry

Admin Specialist – HR at Federal Bureau of Investigation
214-5671
michelle.berry@ic.fbi.gov

Available for: Speaking in Classroom

Keith Costley

SCANA
217-2871
kcostley@scana.com

Available for: Speaking in Classroom

Felita Grady Davis

SCANA Corporation
803-331-1422
fdavis@scana.com

Area of Expertise: Interviewing Techniques and Topics, Life Skills, Soft Skills in the Workplace, Resume Writing and Job Search

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day, Evening, Fairfield County, High Schools, Post-secondary Institutions, Richland County

I am also amenable to speaking to groups from the Department of Juvenile Justice and Alternative Schools

Heather Dughaish

The Iron Yard
Campus Director
803-979-1024
hrbauerish@gmail.com

Area of Expertise: Information Technology, Interviewing Techniques and Topics, Leadership, Life Skills, Soft Skills in the Workplace, Marketing, Resume Writing and Job Search, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Speaker Availability: High Schools, Post-secondary Institutions, Richland County

Charlene Glidden

Colonial Life Insurance
VP, CL Business Planning & Technology Strategy
207-712-1174
cglidden@coloniallife.com

Area of Expertise: Information Technology, Interviewing Techniques and Topics, Leadership

Speaker Availability: Day, Lexington County, Richland County

Arnold Derrick Kinney

South University
Director – Information Technology
704-516-4875
arkinney@southuniversity.com

Area of Expertise: Information Technology, Educator Field Studies, Attend Career Expos, Attend Student Career Days, Present Life Skills, Soft Skills in the Workplace, Present Interviewing Techniques and Topics, Present Resume Writing and Job Search, Present Leadership Skills

Available for: Day, Evening, Weekend, Fairfield County, Lexington County, Richland County, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, High Schools, Post-secondary, Community Events

Matt Luther

General Manager at TPM Columbia
803-917-5624
mattluther@tpm.com

Area of Expertise: Information Technology, Interviewing Techniques and Topics, Life Skills, Soft Skills in the Workplace

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day, Evening, High Schools, Lexington County, Middle Schools, Post-secondary Institutions, Richland County

Jill Menhart

VC3
Director of Human Resources
803-978-2669
jill.menhart@VC3.com

Area of Expertise: Information Technology, Interviewing Techniques and Topics, Life Skills, Soft Skills in the Workplace

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day, Evening, High Schools, Lexington County, Middle Schools, Post-secondary Institutions, Richland County

Stephen Miano

President at That Computer Store
462-4199
smiano@mianovision.com

Available for: Speaking in Classroom

Michelle Moshinskie

Director of Marketing & Communications at A3 Communications, Inc.
744-5029
michelle.moshinskie@a3communications.com

Available for: Speaking in Classroom, Student Tours, Job Shadowing, and Teacher Tours

Elizabeth “Betty” Regan

Associate Professor & Program Director at USC – Integrated Information Technology
777-2286
earegan@mailbox.sc.edu

Available for: Speaking in Classroom

Mike Smith

Regional Account Manager at We Know IT
799-7321 x 302
Mike.Smith@WeKnowITonline.com

Available for: Speaking in Classroom

Michael Williamson

BlueCross BlueShield of SC
730-9358
michael.williamson@bcbssc.com

Available for: Speaking in Classroom

Jerry Mitchell

University of South Carolina
Professor
803-777-2986
mitchell@sc.edu

Area of Expertise: Education and Training, Information Technology, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day, Elementary Schools, Fairfield County, High Schools, Lexington County, Middle Schools, Post-Secondary Institutions, Richland County

Law, Public Safety and Security

Michelle Berry

Admin Specialist – HR at Federal Bureau of Investigation
214-5671
michelle.berry@ic.fbi.gov

Available for: Speaking in Classroom

Erica Greer Lybrand

Roger Townsend Attorneys at Law
Attorney
803- 771-7900
Erica.Lybrand@rtt-law.com

Area of Expertise: Interviewing Techniques and Topics, Law, Public Safety, Security and Corrections, Leadership, Life Skills, Soft Skills in the Workplace, Resume Writing and Job Search

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day , Elementary Schools, High Schools, Lexington County, Middle Schools , Richland County

Rob Tyson

Attorney at Sowell Gray Stepp & Laffitte, LLC
929-1400
rtyson@sowell.com

Available for: Speaking in Classroom

Dr. Michelle P. “Doc” DuPre

Columbia College
Department Chair and Deputy Director Communiversity
803-786-3740
ddupre@columbiasc.edu

Area of Expertise: Education and Training , Health Sciences, Law, Public Safety, Security and Corrections, Leadership, Marketing, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day , Elementary Schools, Evening, Fairfield County , High Schools, Lexington County, Middle Schools , Post-secondary Institutions, Richland County, Weekend

Manufacturing

Lisa Brownlee

President at Leader’s Imago, LLC
803-261-4035
lisa@leadersimago.com

Available for: Speaking in Classroom

Tonya Hendley

Executive Search Consultant at FGP International
803-719-5542
thendley@fgp.com

Available for: Speaking in Classroom

Scott King

Carabell Ventures, LLC
Owner
803-667-5351
Scott@carabellventures.com

Area of Expertise: Manufacturing, Attend Career Expos, Attend Student Career Days, Leadership Skills, Life Skills, Soft Skills in the Workplace

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day, Elementary Schools, Evening, High Schools, Lexington County, Middle Schools, Post-secondary Institutions, Richland County, Weekend

Tom Ledbetter

Midlands Technical College
Associate Vice President, Center for Entrepreneurial Success
803-466-6992
ledbettert@midlandstech.edu

Area of Expertise: Business, Management and Administration, Education and Training , Finance, Government and Public Administration, Information Technology, Interviewing Techniques and Topics, Leadership, Life Skills, Soft Skills in the Workplace, Manufacturing, Marketing, Resume Writing and Job Search, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day, Evening, Fairfield County, High Schools, Lexington County, Middle Schools, Post-secondary Institutions, Richland County, Weekend

Stephanie Lowry

Dayton Rogers
Human Resources
803-724-3370
slowry@daytonrogers.com

Area of Expertise: Manufacturing, Interviewing Techniques and Topics, Resume Writing and Job Search

Speaker Availability: Middle, High schools and Postsecondary Institutes

James Richter

SC Manufacturers Alliance
803-799-9695
richter@myscma.com

Available for: Speaking in Classroom

Ashley Smith

Hansen International
HR Generalist
803-695-1500
smitha@hansenint.com

Area of Expertise: Interviewing Techniques and Topics, Life Skills, Soft Skills in the Workplace, Resume Writing and Job Search

Speaker Availability: Day , Evening, High Schools, Lexington County, Middle Schools , Post-secondary Institutions, Richland County

Brent Whitesides

Ford Motor Company
Regional Manager
313-805-2384 (cell)
bwhites1@ford.com

Area of Expertise: Life Skills, Soft Skills in the Workplace, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day, Evening, Fairfield County, High Schools, Lexington County, Middle Schools, Post-secondary Institutions, Richland County

Judy Rickards

International Paper
HR Specialist
803-356-7805
judy.rickards@ipaper.com

Area of Expertise: Manufacturing

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day, High Schools, Lexington County, Post-secondary Institutions, Richland County

Tamara Addison

REI Automation
Human Resources Manager
803-791-8550
taddison@reiautomation.com

Area of Expertise: Manufacturing, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day , Elementary Schools, Evening, Fairfield County , High Schools, Lexington County, Middle Schools , Post-secondary Institutions, and Richland County

Marketing, Sales and Service

Dwight Armbrust Jr.

SC Department of Employment and Workforce
Business & Economic Development Coordinator
757-272-6487
darmbrust@dew.sc.gov

Area of Expertise: Marketing, attend career expos, Life Skills, Soft Skills in the Workplace, Interviewing Techniques, Resume Writing, Job Search, Leadership Skills, Work-based Learning Experiences

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day, Evening, Weekend, Fairfield County, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, High Schools, Lexington County, Post-secondary Institutions, Richland County

Robin Bowers

Executive Director at Lexington Interfaith Community Services
803-206-2401
executivedirector@licssc.org

Available for: Speaking in Classroom, Internships, Apprenticeships, Student Tours, Job Shadowing, and Teacher Tours

Opal D. Clark

JC Penny
Salon Manager
803-260-1954
Opalclark2788@gmail.com

Area of Expertise: Arts, Audio Visual Technology and Communications, Business, Management and Administration, Interviewing Techniques and Topics, Leadership, Life Skills, Soft Skills in the Workplace, Marketing, Resume Writing and Job Search

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day, Elementary Schools, Evening, High Schools, Lexington County, Middle Schools, Richland County

April Donley

DEsigns by April
Owner
803-507-2583
asdonley@icloud.com

Area of Expertise:  Marketing, Interviewing Techniques and Topics, Leadership, Life Skills, Soft Skills in the Workplace, Career Expos, Student Career Days

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day, Evening,  Middle and High Schools, Lexington County, Post-secondary Institutions, Weekend

Willing to provide Work-based Learning experiences

Tom Ledbetter

Midlands Technical College
Associate VP, Center for Entrepreneurial Success
803-466-6992
ledbettert@midlandstech.edu

Area of Expertise: Business, Management and Administration, Education and Training , Finance, Government and Public Administration, Information Technology, Interviewing Techniques and Topics, Leadership, Life Skills, Soft Skills in the Workplace, Manufacturing, Marketing, Resume Writing and Job Search, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day, Evening, Fairfield County, High Schools, Lexington County, Middle Schools, Post-secondary Institutions, Richland County, Weekend

Rhonda Rawl

Blue Avenue, LLC
361-7295
rhonda@goblueavenue.com

Area of Expertise: Business, Management and Administration, Marketing

Speaker Availability: Speaking in classroom

Hayley Bowers

Vice President at M.B. Kahn Construction
803-227-5225
hbowers@mbkahn.com

Area of Expertise: Architecture and Construction, Marketing

Speaker Availability: Day, Elementary Schools, High Schools, Lexington County, Middle Schools, Richland County

Dr. Michelle P. “Doc” DuPre

Columbia College
Department Chair and Deputy Director Communiversity
803-786-3740
ddupre@columbiasc.edu

Area of Expertise: Education and Training , Health Sciences, Law, Public Safety, Security and Corrections, Leadership, Marketing, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day , Elementary Schools, Evening, Fairfield County , High Schools, Lexington County, Middle Schools , Post-secondary Institutions, Richland County, Weekend

Erika Dawkins

Professor/Communication Specialist at Columbia College
803-546-8141
edawkins@columbiasc.edu

Area of Expertise: Arts, Audio Visual Technology and Communications, Business, Management and Administration, Life Skills, Soft Skills in the Workplace, Marketing

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day , Evening, High Schools, Lexington County, Post-secondary Institutions, Richland County, Weekend

Emma Baldwin

Admissions Leader at Paul Mitchell the School Columbia
803-772-2232
admissions@pmtscolumbiasc.com

Area of Expertise: Education and Training , Life Skills, Soft Skills in the Workplace, Marketing

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day , Evening, Fairfield County , High Schools, Lexington County, Post-secondary Institutions, Richland County, Weekend

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Duncan Buell

Professor and Chair at Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering
777-7848
buell@cse.sc.edu

Available for: Speaking in Classroom and Teacher Tours

Lisa Campbell

SCANA Services Inc.
Manager, Workforce Planning and Recruiting Outreach
803-217-8402
lcampbell@scana.com

Area of Expertise: Business, Management and Administration, Information Technology, Interviewing Techniques and Topics, Leadership, Life Skills, Soft Skills in the Workplace, Resume Writing and Job Search, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day, Elementary Schools, Evening, Fairfield County, High Schools, Lexington County, Middle Schools, Post-secondary Institutions, Richland County, Weekend

Felita Grady Davis

SCANA Corporation
Workforce Planning and Recruiting Outreach
803-331-1422
fdavis@scana.com

Area of Expertise: Interviewing Techniques and Topics, Life Skills, Soft Skills in the Workplace, Resume Writing and Job Search

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day, Evening, Fairfield County, High Schools, Post-secondary Institutions, Richland County

I am also amenable to speaking to groups from the Department of Juvenile Justice and Alternative Schools.

Christina M. Joseph

Midlands Technical College
Department Chair for Engineering Technologies
803-691-3884
josephc@midlandstech.edu

Area of Expertise: Interviewing Techniques and Topics, Leadership, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day , Elementary Schools, Evening, Fairfield County , High Schools, Lexington County, Middle Schools , Post-secondary Institutions, Richland County

Stephanie Lowry

Dayton Rogers
Human Resources
803-724-3370
slowry@daytonrogers.com

Area of Expertise: Manufacturing, Interviewing Techniques and Topics, Resume Writing and Job Search

Speaker Availability: Middle and High Schools, and Postsecondary Institutions

Matt Luther

General Manager at TPM Columbia
803-917-5624
mattluther@tpm.com

Available for: Speaking in Classroom

Sharon G. Lynn

SCE&G
Account Manager
803-217-7341
slynn@scana.com

Available for: Speaking in Classrooms

Jason Priester

SCANA
803-217-8454
Jason.Priester@scana.com

Area of Expertise: Finance, Interviewing Techniques and Topics, Life Skills, Soft Skills in the Workplace, Resume Writing and Job Search

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day, Elementary Schools, Evening, Fairfield County, High Schools, Lexington County, Middle Schools, Post-secondary Institutions, Richland County, Weekend

James Richter

SC Manufacturers Alliance
803-799-9695
richter@myscma.com

Available for: Speaking in Classroom

Brent Whitesides

Ford Motor Company
Regional Manager
313-805-2384 (cell)
bwhites1@ford.com

Area of Expertise: Life Skills, Soft Skills in the Workplace, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day, Evening, Fairfield County, High Schools, Lexington County, Middle Schools, Post-secondary Institutions, Richland County

Ashley Hanna Williams

SC Department of Employment and Workforce
Workforce Intelligence Coordinator
803-737-3010
AHWilliams@dew.sc.gov

Area of Expertise: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM),

Available for: Day, Fairfield County, Lexington County, Richland County, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, High Schools, Post-secondary, Community Events, attend Career Expos, Student Career Days, willing to provide work-based learning experiences to Midlands students.

Christopher Williams

Tekk Solutions
803-556-1533
chris@tekksolution.com

Available for: Speaking in Classroom

Michelle Berry

Admin Specialist – HR at Federal Bureau of Investigation
214-5671
michelle.berry@ic.fbi.gov

Available for: Speaking in Classroom

Jerry Mitchell

University of South Carolina
Professor
803-777-2986
mitchell@sc.edu

Area of Expertise: Education and Training, Information Technology, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day, Elementary Schools, Fairfield County, High Schools, Lexington County, Middle Schools, Post-Secondary Institutions, Richland County

Dr. Jessica Allen

Columbia College
Assistant Professor of Biology
803-786-3730
jallen@columbiasc.edu

Area of Expertise: Education and Training , Health Sciences, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Elementary Schools, Evening, High Schools, Lexington County, Middle Schools , Post-secondary Institutions, Richland County, Weekend

Dr. Michelle P. “Doc” DuPre

Columbia College
Department Chair and Deputy Director Communiversity
803-786-3740
ddupre@columbiasc.edu

Area of Expertise: Education and Training , Health Sciences, Law, Public Safety, Security and Corrections, Leadership, Marketing, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day , Elementary Schools, Evening, Fairfield County , High Schools, Lexington County, Middle Schools , Post-secondary Institutions, Richland County, Weekend

Tamara Addison

REI Automation
Human Resources Manager
803-791-8550
taddison@reiautomation.com

Area of Expertise: Manufacturing, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Speaker Availability: Community Event, Day , Elementary Schools, Evening, Fairfield County , High Schools, Lexington County, Middle Schools , Post-secondary Institutions, and Richland County

Transportation, Distribution and Logistics

Chappelle Broome

Columbia Metropolitan Airport
Human Resource Manager
803-822-5012
c.broome@columbiaairport.com

Available for: Speaking in Classroom, Internships, Student Tours, Job Shadowing, and Teacher Tours

Scott Rhodes

General Manager at Galeana Chrysler-Jeep
461-7731
srhodes@galeanasc.com

Available for: Speaking in Classroom, Apprenticeships, Student Tours, and Teacher Tours