Charleston Business Leaders Elected to South Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association Board

Charleston-area hospitality leaders Jennifer Bagwell, SpringHill Suites; Randall Goldman, Patrick Properties; and Steve Kish, 82 Queen have been elected to the Board of Directors of the South Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association (SCRLA).

The announcement was made jointly by the Charleston Area Hospitality Association, the Greater Charleston Restaurant Association and the SCRLA.

These three hospitality leaders will join ten of their colleagues from the Charleston area who also serve on the SCRLA board. These members include Mark Baldwin, CentraArchy Restaurants; Jennifer Colangelo, Hilton Garden Inn; Bill Hall, Halls Chophouse; and John Keener, Charleston Crab House.  Also serving are: Brumby McLeod, College of Charleston; Patrick Rogers, Charleston Marriott; Eric Young, Pepsico; and Catherine Dority, Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (ex-officio).  Athan Fokas, Old Towne Grill and Seafood; and Chuck Lauer, Embassy Suites Charleston Area Convention Center also serve on the 11-member Executive Committee of the board.

Helen Hill, CEO of the Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, said, “we are so delighted that these gifted members of the hospitality community continue to give back to our region and state.  The Board of SCRLA is an extremely important partner in keeping South Carolina one of the top visitor destinations in the country.  I look forward to working with the board on many exciting initiatives.”