The Berkeley Chamber of Commerce Welcomes Clarence Wright as 2021 President

Clarence Wright, 2021 Berkeley Chamber President

Clarence Wright, 2021 Berkeley Chamber President

(BERKELEY COUNTY, SC) - The Berkeley Chamber Board of Directors’ welcomes Clarence Wright, Southern Division Manager – Gas Operations of Dominion Energy, as President of the 2021 Berkeley Chamber of Commerce. Wright succeeds Chris Stow, Maintenance and Engineering Manager of Nucor, who served as Berkeley Chamber President for 2019 and 2020.

“Serving as President of the Board for the last two years has been an honor,” said Chris Stow, Berkeley Chamber President 2019-2020. “The initiatives the Chamber works on for our members each day requires tremendous effort, which the Chamber staff executes flawlessly. I feel confident under Clarence’s leadership, the Chamber and Board of Directors will continue to serve our members and surrounding communities well. “

The Berkeley Chamber is an innovative organization that addresses the issues that are facing the business community. Following a year of dealing with COVID-19 and unprecedented challenges, the 2021 Board of Directors are ready to serve their members with their unique perspectives and business experience.

“It’s an honor and a privilege to lead this prestigious organization,” said Clarence Wright, Berkeley Chamber President. “I am excited about the opportunity to work with such a diverse and talented board as well as with Elaine and her dedicated and hard-working staff. Chris has been a great leader and we owe him a debt of gratitude for his two years of service. We will follow the path that he and last year’s board started, and we remain excited about the Chamber and its contribution to the business community as well as the surrounding communities.”

During 2020 the Chamber’s focus was working with businesses and communities to move through the COVID-19 crisis. During that time, our members well-being was the main priority of the Board of Directors. The period also gave us an opportunity to obtain feedback and listen to our members to gain insights into what are the major priorities for the business community. The 2021 Board of Directors has taken that insight and developed a plan to move our business community and Chamber forward.

The 2021 Board of Directors for the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce are:
Mr. Patrick Bosse
Chief Administrative Officer
Roper St. Francis Berkeley Hospital - Administration

Mr. Todd Buddin
President & CEO
First National Bank of South Carolina

Ms. Vickie Cummings
VP of Human Resources
Trident Health

Mr. Kent Fonvielle
Cooper River Partners, LLC

Mr. J. Brent Gibadlo
Vice President, General Manager at Nexton
Newland Real Estate Group, LLC

Ms. Katya Gill
Legal Counsel
Volvo Car USA, LLC

Mr. Steve Lattuca
REV Federal Credit Union

Mr. Derek Mathis
Senior Vice President
SunCap Property Group

Mr. Gary Plyler
Regional Business Development Manager
MAU Workforce Solutions

Tommy Preston
Director, National Strategy & Engagement
The Boeing Company

Mr. Ron Scherba
Site Operations Manager
Google Data Centers

Mr. Denny Thompson
Director of External Affairs
Home Telecom

Mr. Talon M. Wagenknecht
Department Manager/Project Manager

Ms. Elaine M. Morgan
Chief Executive Officer
Berkeley Chamber of Commerce

About Berkeley Chamber of Commerce
The Berkeley Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business in the greater Berkeley County area. The Chamber seeks to accomplish this vision by advocating for initiatives that enable businesses to grow, thrive and remain relevant and forward-thinking in an ever-changing world. The chamber exists to create a positive impact on our community. The Berkeley Chamber strives to be the unifying force that brings together and leads those who work to improve the quality of life in the Berkeley County region through business growth.

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