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DC Fly-In Provides Unique Opportunities to Gain Access and Advocate

The Chamber’s Government Relations team focuses their work on three pillars; to Inform, to give Access and to Advocate. The annual D.C. Fly-In is a quintessential example of bringing the Access and Advocate pillars together over a two-day period in our nation’s capital.

More than 20 Chamber members and staff converged upon Washington to gain access to elected leaders from South Carolina and branches of military who call the Lowcountry home. During these discussions, attendees had the opportunity to hear from Congressman Clyburn, Congresswoman Nancy Mace and Senator Lindsay Graham and advocate for their thoughts and views on the present and future of our region. In addition, attendees met with members of the Air Force, Coast Guard, Army and Navy, to voice their support for our military community.

A special thank you goes out to this year’s sponsor South Carolina Federal Credit Union. We deeply appreciate the support of our Chamber members.

Below are a few of the images captured during the visit.

To hear a firsthand account from the trip, check out the Chamber’s Director of Government Relations, Bailey Vincett’s, Advocates article.

Melvin Williams joined by Rep. Jim Clyburn
Pentagon and 9/11 Memorial Tour
Attendees meeting with Sen. Lindsay Graham’s office
D.C. Fly-In Attendees meet with Rep. Nancy Mace
Admiral Frank Caldwell, Director, Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program meets with D.C. Fly-In attendees.

2023 D.C. Fly-In Attendees

Janice BergeronPresidentRND Consultants
Jeff BorowyCOOCharleston County School District
Joe BoykinCouncil MemberCharleston
Marie BreenVice PresidentRND
Daniel BrockRegional StrategistBerkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of
Howard ChapmanCouncil MemberMount Pleasant
Josh DixGovernment Affairs DirectorCharleston Trident Association of REALTORS
Mary GrahamFounderMary Graham
Joe GrechCFOSouth Carolina Federal
Credit Union, President, SCF Solutions, LLC
Todd HalloranCEOFox Hall Partners
Elizabeth HillsCorporate Affairs
Charleston Branch Pilots Association
Chris MagaldiPrincipal/Regional
Thomas & Hutton
Beth MeredithBoard of DirectorsCharleston Defense Contractors Association
Kyra MorrisPresidentMorris Financial
Concepts Inc.
Phillip ObieCouncil MemberBerkeley
Caroline ParkerCouncil MemberCity of
Jason SakranCouncil MemberCity of
Joe WaringEVP, CFOEP Group
Josh WhitleyCouncil MemberBerkeley
Melvin WilliamsVice President/Senior
Client Development Manager
Posted on
May 23rd 2023
Written by
Justin Allen