Summerville, SC – The Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce announces the 2018 Executive Committee and Board of Directors, comprised of twenty-six business leaders who volunteer their time to preserve small town charm and inspire world class business in Summerville and Dorchester County. The Chamber Board is made up of executives from various industries, including healthcare, education, finance, manufacturing, construction, hospitality, retail, and nonprofit. The Chamber Board and Executive Committee is led by 2018 Board Chair Edward Tupper, Owner of TUPCO, Inc., and Summerville Chamber President and CEO, Rita Berry.
2018 Executive Committee and Board of Directors
Edward Tupper TUPCO, Inc. Chair
Tony Pope State Farm Insurance – Tony Pope, Agent Immediate Past Chair
Jonathan Patterson First National Bank of SC Chair-Elect
Scott Runyon SCE&G Chair-Elect Designate
Rita Berry The Chamber President/CEO
Carrie Bovender Grand Forest, Inc. Co-Vice Chair, Education & Workforce Dev.
Co-Director, Leadership Dorchester Advisory Council
Michael Chauvin Summerville Journal Scene Vice Chair, Membership & Marketing
Debbie Clarke Wells Fargo Bank Vice Chair, Finance
Robert Pratt RE/MAX, Pratt & Company Vice Chair, Business & Community Dev.
Director, Infrastructure Sub-Committee
Russ Touchberry Infrastructure Consulting & Engineering Vice Chair, Public Policy
Bob Walker Trident Technical College Co-Vice Chair, Education & Workforce Dev.
Diane Frankenberger People, Places & Quilts
Elena Furnari Dorchester School District Two Co-Director, Leadership Dorchester
Ronnie Givens Retired
Ron Jaicks Wingate by Wyndham at CSU Director, Tourism Sub-Committee
Michael Lisle Summerville DREAM Ex-Officio Member
Debbie Maccario Maggie Rose, Inc. Director, Downtown Area Council
Stephanie Mangini Volvo Cars US Operations
Jack Mitchell AT&T
Steve Nannicelli Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union Director, Knightsville Area Council
Wendell Nolan The Sentinel Director, Young Professionals Council
Randy Patrick Michael Baker International, Inc. Director, N. Summerville Area Council
Madelyn Robinson Town of Summerville
Megan Severn The ARK, Alzheimer’s Family Support Director, Nonprofit Council
Gray Somerville LaunchPath Innovation
John Truluck Dorchester County Economic Development
Michael Wood ServisFirst Bank Chair, Golf Committee
Lisa Valentine Summerville Medical Center Director, Oakbrook Area Council
About the Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce
Since its establishment in 1911, the Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce has been an integral part of the growth of Summerville and the surrounding areas. Our mission is to protect and promote the quality of life in the community, with specific emphasis on improving economic vitality and providing a favorable business climate. For more information, please visit www.greatersummerville.org or call (843) 873-2931.