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Chamber Board of Directors

Our Board leads the direction of The Chamber as a whole. Each member is not only running successful businesses of their own, but their involvement in community matters makes their expertise so highly sought after.  Board members represent corporations and businesses of all sizes, across multiple industries.

The Executive Committees and Chamber Board are led by 2018 Chairman of the Board Mark Lattanzio, President & CEO of the Charleston Region for SunTrust Banks, Inc., and Charleston Metro Chamber President and CEO Bryan Derreberry. [Past Chairmen]

Get to know more about our incredible Board of Directors below.

2018 Executive Committee



Mark Lattanzio is President & CEO of the Charleston Region for SunTrust Banks, Inc. In this role he was tasked with leading SunTrust’s 2006 de novo entry into the Charleston market.

Lattanzio has spent the past 30 years in banking the Charleston market with SunTrust Bank and was previously with Wachovia and its predecessor banks. He has extensive banking and managerial experience gained through his years of banking service.

Lattanzio earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting in 1985 and a MBA in Finance in 2000 from the University of South Carolina and is a graduate of Lexington High School in Lexington, SC.

Actively involved in the business community, Lattanzio currently serves on the board of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, the board of the Charleston Regional Development Alliance and the board of Trident Technical College Foundation. He is a member of Rotary International, Rotary Club of Charleston-Breakfast and served as President in 2004. He is an alumnus of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Charleston 1991. He is married with one child.

Chairman of the Board
President & CEO of the Charleston Region
SunTrust Bank

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As President and CEO of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, Bryan Derreberry leads one of South Carolina’s largest chambers in its regional advancement work, securing economic prosperity for businesses and residents of today and tomorrow.

Through the platforms of Talent, Advocacy, Global Commerce, Leadership and Business Development, Derreberry, the Chamber staff and a host of volunteer leaders drive regional private sector collaboration and success for businesses large and small.

The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce is the oldest continually operating chamber in the U.S., is comprised of approximately 1,600 members collectively employing 160,000 people; more than one quarter of greater Charleston’s workforce. It is a accredited by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce with 5 Stars, and is one of 0.2% of chambers nationally that has achieved a 5-Star Accreditation three times.

Bryan has an established executive management track record featuring more than 29 years in chamber leadership and advocacy roles. Prior to joining the Charleston Metro Chamber, Bryan was president and CEO of the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce in Wichita, Kansas where he directed the state’s largest metro chamber for seven and a half years. He also served as president and CEO of the Catawba County, North Carolina and Mid-Miami Valley, Ohio chambers of commerce respectively. Bryan began his chamber career as the state lobbyist for the Greater Cincinnati (Ohio) Chamber of Commerce.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio and has completed graduate coursework toward a combined MA/PhD in American Politics and International Relations from The American University in Washington, D.C.

Bryan and his wife Gail live in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina and are the proud parents of three adult children, Sarah, Claire and David and two grandchildren, Madison and William.


Melonie is a Partner with Tideline CPA Group, LLC and has more than 25 years of public accounting experience. She looks at the full picture of individuals along with their business and assists clients by gaining a deep understanding of their business and determining where strategic, financial and tax planning can be utilized.

Melonie is a graduate of Clemson University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Her professional affiliations include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants and the Charleston Estate Planning Council.

Melonie works extensively throughout the community and is involved in many civic and community organizations. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, where she is Chair-Elect, the Business Advocacy Chair and an active alumnus of Leadership Charleston.  She is also an alumnus of The Riley Institute Diversity Leadership Initiative.

She is a Past President and Current Member of the Rotary Club of St. Andrews; a Past Board Member and Treasurer of Crisis Ministries; past Board member and Treasurer of Charleston Wine + Food Festival and a member of Stella Maris Catholic Church.

Tideline CPA Group, LLC


Michael Wilson joined Ingevity on Sept. 1, 2015, as president and chief executive officer.

Prior to this, Michael served as executive vice president of Albemarle Corporation and president of their Performance Chemicals business. He previously led Albemarle’s Catalyst Solutions business.

Michael was president of FMC Corporation’s Specialty Chemicals Group from 2011to 2013, after leading FMC’s Industrial Chemicals business from 2003 to 2010. During his tenure at FMC, Michael also served as a member of FMC’s executive committee, had corporate responsibility for the Asia and Central Eastern Europe and Turkey regions, and led FMC’s sustainability and philanthropy programs. He began at FMC in 1997 as division manager of FMC Lithium.

Prior to FMC, Michael was corporate vice president and general manager of the Technical Specialty Paper Division of Wausau Paper Corporation for two years.

Earlier in his career, he spent approximately 10 years with Rexam PLC, where he held various senior-level positions, including vice president of sales and marketing for Rexam Release, and vice president and general manager for Laminex, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rexam.

Michael has served on the boards of directors for the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, the Corporate Executive Board of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Philabundance, a Philadelphia-based hunger relief organization.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina.

First Vice Chairman
President and Chief Executive Officer

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David Botzis is a Partner in the Charleston, South Carolina office of Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, and also serves as the local partner with primary responsibility for serving physician practice groups.

David works with a variety of clients, providing services including strategic planning, income tax planning, compensation plan design and valuation services, and is well versed in the varying goals specifically related to small businesses, including professional service firms and health care groups.

He also has extensive experience in employee benefit audits and provides tax planning, consulting and compliance work for small, medium and large businesses and individuals.

Finance Committee Chairman
Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP


Patrick Bryant loves the start-up process… that moment when you create something innovative that can scale… when you see that clear vision of how to get a unique product or service to everyone on the planet. And then build a company around it with talented creative people.

Currently Bryant is a partner in BidrGo To Team (video services), London Cut Cigars (cigar brand), SouthEaston Systems (home technology), and real estate holdings.

Bidr makes events more money… a lot more money! Bidr’s unique software for event ticketing, silent auctions, raffles, & donations replaces paper for non-profit events all over the US. Attendees now use their cell phone to bid on items and get out-bid notifications allowing organizers to replace the chaos of a old-school silent auction or raffle.

The largest staff video crew provider in the US, Go To Team shot over 1200 shoot days last year, with 10 offices throughout the US including NY, LA, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta & Charleston. Go To Team specializes in providing high quality video footage to television networks and national corporate clients. In the past ten years Go To Team’s footage, and finished productions have aired on every major network including NBC News, Fox Sports, MTV, the History Channel, ESPN, and HGTV.

London Cut Cigars innovates new products in the cigar industry including the Gold Cut cigar. The Gold Cut is wrapped in 24k gold creating a unique experience. The first of it’s kind, London Cut cigars owns the trademark for Gold color on cigars. Smokers love leaving 24k gold in their ash. London Cut’s products are sold world-wide.

SouthEaston Systems provides home technology installation to high-end custom home builders along the Southeast coast. Multiple teams of installers work to install home theater systems, home automation, and internet ready controlling devices.

Bryant feels strongly about making Charleston and South Carolina a better place to work as an Entrepreneur. He founded the Harbor Entrepreneur Center to provide a place to help others launch companies and create collision among the other entrepreneurs in the region. In addition, Bryant serves on the Executive Committee of the Charleston Metro Regional Chamber of Commerce and as Past Chairman of Goodwill Industries.

Bryant resides in Isle of Palms, SC with his two sons Pate and Jack.

Immediate Past Chairman


Jim Bozard is the Founder and Chairman of Coastal Corrugated, Inc. Coastal Corrugated, Inc. opened its doors to the Charleston, South Carolina area in March of 1987. Until then, Charleston had never been home to a direct manufacturer of corrugated packaging. Jim Bozard and two partners envisioned a packaging company that could fulfill its customer’s high quality packaging needs from concept through final delivery.

Their vision proved providential as the company experienced rapid and sustained growth throughout the decade to follow. This prompted the purchase of land and the building of a new and expandable facility in 1996. This, coupled with the purchase of additional state-of-the-art machinery, facilitated its ability to meet new production, warehousing and shipping needs.

From then until now, the monitoring of ever changing product trends has driven the company to purchase newer, more efficient machinery, thus opening new horizons in packaging to include plastic corrugated processing, triple wall conversion, contract packaging services, as well as product fulfillment and repackaging ventures.

Coastal Corrugated, Inc. is in the packaging business for the long haul and understands that the best way to build its future on solid ground is by building better packages for its valued customers everyday.

Founder and Chairman
Coastal Corrugated, Inc.


As Vice President and Division Manager for Choate Construction Company’s Charleston division, Matt is responsible for establishing and overseeing the execution of the division’s short term and long term business strategies. Matt has been with Choate for over 13 years and brings over 19 years of experience in construction and land development.

Before joining Choate, Matt held an executive position with a development company that successfully established over a dozen residential communities across South Carolina. Most recently, Matt was the Managing Partner of a 140-acre development located in Berkeley County, SC.

Brewer received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the College of Charleston, and has completed MBA coursework at the Citadel Graduate College and the University of South Carolina.

Matt is an active member of the Charleston community, where he serves in the following organizations:

  • Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce – Board of Directors
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (SC Chapter) – Board of Directors
  • US Green Building Council (USGBC) – Member
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI) – Member
  • South Carolina Economic Developers Association (SCEDA) – Member

Matt attends Seacoast Church in Mount Pleasant, SC, along with his wife, Fernanda, and their two children, Lauren and Logan.

Vice President and Division Manager
Choate Construction Company

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Tammy Coghill is the Manager of Economic Development & Local Government for SCE&G, a division of SCANA.

Tammy has more than 20 years experience in community and economic development, including almost 10 years in county government. Since 2005 she has focused on business development in the private sector and has been with SCANA since 2010.

At SCANA, Tammy is responsible for the Beaufort, Florence, and Charleston-based offices of Economic Development and Local Government. Her team works internally to support South Carolina Electric & Gas operations and initiatives such as renewable energy. They also work with external partners such as elected and appointed local government officials, local and state economic developers, regional development alliances, Chambers of Commerce, and business leaders to recruit and retain industry, develop growth opportunities, provide infrastructure solutions, and support community development.

Tammy earned her Master’s degree in Public Administration and Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education. Prior to her current path, she worked with several non-profit organizations providing services to children and adults with special needs. She stays engaged in the non-profit and education sectors through various volunteer and board participation.

In addition to the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce Board, Tammy is an active member of the Charleston Regional Development Alliance Board, Trident Technical College Foundation Board, and College of Charleston Alumni Board.

Manager, Economic Development & Local Government

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Dan Doyle’s role is to expand the The Beach Company’s rapidly growing multi-family residential real estate portfolio in Charleston, SC and beyond. “Creating great places for people to live is a much bigger challenge than construction alone. Working with the community to gain buy-in for new developments is what I enjoy most. My job is to convince people that change can be positive.”

Joining The Beach Company’s Development division in 2004, he earned his BS in Architecture and his MBA from the University of Michigan. Dan Doyle has over 16 year’s experience of multi-family management and development experience. Prior to joining The Beach Company, Doyle spent eight years with Village Green Companies, one of the country’s largest multifamily real estate companies with more than 100 properties throughout the Midwest.

“I view public hearings for new projects as a great opportunity to listen to comments from the community and then go back and address those comments in our plans.

Everyone knows that a premier location is the most important component of a real estate opportunity. While that is favorable for long-term value, it makes for a very lively approval process. I enjoy the challenge of incorporating external and internal feedback, while still maintaining the project’s viability. It’s rewarding because The Beach Company’s track record reflects that we follow up on what we say we will do.”

Senior Vice President, Development
The Beach Company

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Dudash joined Thomas & Hutton in 2014 and is currently chair of the Sustainable Leadership Institute of ULI South Carolina.  He brings more than 30 years of experience in land-use planning, master planning and landscape architecture. 

Dudash earned a Bachelor of Science in horticulture from Clemson University and a Master of Landscape Architecture from Louisiana State University.

Charleston Regional Director
Thomas & Hutton

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Since 2005, Joe has served as the Chief Financial Officer for South Carolina Federal Credit Union. As part of their Executive Team, in addition to focusing on positive financial performance, his mission is to lead the team in developing strategies that ensure continued growth.

Joe earned his accounting degree from The Citadel, his MBA from the University of South Carolina and is a CPA. In addition to our chamber, he has served on boards for Junior Achievement and the American Red Cross.

Though business is very important to Joe, he believes his greatest opportunity to serve is at home for his wife and 3 children. “They inspire me everyday”, he says.

Chief Financial Officer
South Carolina Federal Credit Union

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Anton Gunn brings a wide range of experience to his role as chief diversity officer and executive director of community health innovation at the Medical University of South Carolina, where he wants to “transform lives and move the needle.”

Gunn recently completed a semester as a resident fellow at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics and before that served as a senior official with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, won election to the South Carolina House of Representatives and earned a master’s degree in social work from the University of South Carolina, where he played football for the Gamecocks.

His work as chief diversity officer involves a pair of concepts central to the identity of MUSC: diversity and inclusion. Diversity refers to the richness of human differences, including socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, gender identity, religion, age and other characteristics. Inclusion refers to active, intentional and ongoing engagement with diversity.

“Diversity and inclusion are both internal and external,” Gunn said. “How do we build inclusivity internally across the organization while recognizing that diversity exists outside of the organization?”

He answered the question himself: “We’re part of the community, and every part of the community deserves to be valued. Just because you’re not a patient right now doesn’t mean you’ll never be a patient. An important part of our role is to be a part of the community in every way, shape and form, so people feel a connection to the organization and we’re recognized as a valued part of the community.”

The other part of Gunn’s job, director of community health innovation, involves addressing the health of the community. He said it’s one of the things MUSC has to get right as an institution.

A patient coming to the hospital needs to come “for the right thing at the right time.” Statistically, he said, not only does this lead to better outcomes for patients. It also lowers health care costs.

Gunn was at the center of national discussions about outcomes and costs when President Barack Obama named Gunn regional director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for Region IV, which includes eight Southern states.

After nearly two years as the senior member of that office, he was appointed director of external affairs in the Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs at HHS. Serving as a senior official in the Obama Administration, Gunn advised the president and secretary of Health and Human Services on public engagement strategies to introduce the Affordable Care Act to the country. Gunn gave more than 800 presentations on the act throughout the nation.

The lessons he learned during that process inform his approach to his work at MUSC. For MUSC to continue to succeed, he said the community must be engaged in the conversation.

“How do we continue to find ways to innovate, using the assets we have to deliver the best care, offer the finest education and conduct cutting–edge research?” Gunn asked. “The community has to be a part of that and population health has to be part of the discussion.”

Executive Director of Community Health
Innovation, Chief Diversity Officer
Medical University of South Carolina

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Dustin currently serves as the Employer & Public Relations Officer for Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union.

Employer & Public Relations Officer
Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union

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Lorraine Lutton, president and chief executive officer of Roper St. Francis, is a senior healthcare leader known for her progressive leadership and focus on patient outcomes.

Prior to taking on the role at Roper St. Francis, Lutton most recently served as president of St. Joseph’s Hospital, the healthcare system’s flagship facility with 529 licensed beds.

Lutton is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE), has a master’s degree in business administration from the University of California, Los Angeles and a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

She’s married and has three children. Lorraine loves being outdoors, especially in our national parks. She runs, hikes and boats.

President and Chief Executive Officer
Roper St. Francis


Marc Marchant joined LS3P after receiving a Master of Architecture with a concentration in healthcare design from Clemson University. He is the Office Leader of the Charleston Office and firm-wide Practice Leader for Healthcare Design. Marc is also a member of the LS3P Board of Directors. His earlier experience includes acting as Healthcare Studio Leader of LS3P’s Healthcare Studio, and Project Manager for a wide variety of healthcare projects.

Marc understands and excels at all development phases of design, as well as masterplanning, programming and contract administration, and detailed coordination with clients, consultants, and design-team members. Marc excels at project delivery, process design, and sharing in the expertise and experience with the members of the LS3P design team.

In addition to serving as a member of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce’s Board and Executive Committee, Marc has served other organizations in the community. He has been a board member of the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health and Clemson University Humanities Advancement Board, President of the Vestry of St. John’s Lutheran Church, and currently serves on the Board of the Clemson Architecture Foundation and the Trident United Way Program Investment Review Council. Marc is an alumnus of Leadership Charleston and a Roper St. Francis Foundation Fellow. A devoted husband and father, Marc enjoys spending time with his wife, Elizabeth, and their two children, Currie (daughter) and Haze (son).

Healthcare Practice Leader, Office Leader for the Charleston Office

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Ms. Martin is the Chief Financial Officer of ATI. In this role, she works with ATI’s leadership team and its Board of Directors to develop strategy for the organization. She provides financial leadership, serves as liaison for financial reporting to federal agencies, external auditors and company stakeholders and provides supervision and management of the day-to-day financial operations of ATI.

She directs banking and credit activities, ensures the development of the Annual Operating Plan, and maintains appropriate capital structure to support the plan. Ms. Martin ensures regulatory compliance and establishes appropriate internal controls for the business in order to manage and reduce risk, and oversees the estimating, pricing and rate development for federal contracts. She also serves as primary interface with corporate legal counsel for governance, financial and tax issues.

As CFO, she serves on the Ethics and Compliance Committee and the Retirement Plan Committee. She currently supervises two departments within ATI: Accounting and Treasury Management and Financial Planning and Analysis.

Julia earned a B.S. degree in Business Administration from the College of Charleston, with an additional Major in Accounting. She has completed graduate coursework at the College of Charleston and is a Certified Management Accountant. She is currently a member of the Institute of Management Accountants, Financial Executives Institute, and the National Association of Corporate Directors.

Ms. Martin is a Class of 2014 Liberty Fellow and an alumnus of the Riley Institute’s Diversity Leadership Initiative. She currently serves on the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the Board of Trustees for Charleston Southern University. She previously served on the Chamber Board’s executive committee as its Vice-Chair for Innovation and Vice-Chair for Finance.

She also previously served on the board of the City of Charleston Southern Marlins Racing Team (SMRT) and the Board of Directors for STEM Premier. In 2014, the American Business Awards named Ms. Martin the Non-Profit Executive of the Year.

Chief Financial Officer

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Chappy McKay – Vice President for Development and a partner at Trident Construction, a local construction services company founded in Charleston, SC, in 1981. Prior to joining Trident Construction, he held leadership positions with McDevitt Street Bovis, the South Carolina Department of Commerce, the Office of U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond and South Carolina National Bank.

McKay received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the College of Charleston. He earned an accreditation in Economic Development from the University of Oklahoma.

In addition to his service to the Charleston Chamber of Commerce, McKay serves on the Foundation Board of the College of Charleston, is a member of the Board of Visitors for Charleston Southern University and serves on the City Advisory Board for SunTrust Bank. McKay is active with the Charleston Regional Development Alliance, the Urban Land Institute and the Carolinas Chapter of the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC). He is the Past Chair of the Friends of the Addlestone Library, Past President of the College of Charleston Alumni Association, former Secretary/Treasurer of the Mount Pleasant Waterworks and past Secretary of the Board for Porter Gaud School.

McKay is an active member and a former Vestryman at Saint Michael’s Church. He also serves as a volunteer Chaplain with the Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy.

Partner, Vice President for Development
Trident Construction

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Bruce is the President of Rawle Murdy Associates Inc. Bruce joined Rawle Murdy, a marketing communications firm based in Charleston, in 1987 and became its president in 1990. His leadership has helped create an environment where creativity and focus on results has helped the firm become one of the most sought after marketing communications firms in the southeast. Rawle Murdy focuses primarily in real estate, travel and hospitality, home services and public invovlementmarketing. Over the years Bruce has been involved in virtually all of Rawle Murdy’s client initiatives, and has endeavored to give back to the community in a variety of ways. Past and current pro bono board appointments include The Charleston Symphony, Coastal Community Foundation, Coastal Carolina Boy Scouts, Trident Technical College, Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce and more. He has 35+ years of experience in advertising, marketing and public relations.



Jennifer Murray is a Senior Vice President and Retail Area Executive with South State Bank. South State Bank is the largest community bank headquartered in South Carolina with total assets of $15 billion and locations throughout the Carolinas, Georgia and Virginia.

Jennifer oversees all 22 branches throughout the Charleston metro region. She has been with South State Bank for since 2007. She is a graduate of South Carolina Bankers School and Leadership Charleston, as well as a Riley Institute Diversity Leadership fellow.

Jennifer is also involved in the community and currently is the board chair for Lowcountry Local First. She serves as a Vice Chairman on the Board of Directors for the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce and is the Past Board Chairman of Charleston Stage at the Dock Street Theatre, as well as past board member of the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry. Jennifer is also a member of Trident United Way’s Young Philanthropist Society and Women’s Leadership Council.

She and her husband, Sean, and their son, Ethan, reside in Mt Pleasant.

Senior Vice President and Retail Area Executive
South State Bank

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Chris O’Neal is managing partner of Moody & O’Neal CPAs LLC. Prior to starting Moody & O’Neal CPAs, Chris was a senior accountant in Charleston with Dixon Hughes, PLLC. Chris has been serving clients in tax, assurance and audit, valuation services and litigation support since 2005. Before entering public accounting Chris was employed by Milliken and Company.

In November 2011 Chris was elected to a 4-year term on the Mount Pleasant Town Council where he served until December 2015. He chaired the Economic Development, Finance, and Planning Committees of Council.

Chris has a Masters Degree in Accountancy from the College of Charleston and two undergraduate bachelor degrees from Clemson University in both Economics and Speech & Communications. He formerly served as Vice Chairman of the Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) Board and the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce Board. Chris is a board member of the Charleston Estate Planning Council, Charleston Tax Roundtable, as well as other organizations.

He is married to Tifany O’Neal who is retired from nursing to stay home with their two kids. They have a little boy named Simms and a daughter, Caroline.

Managing Partner
Moody & O’Neal CPAs LLC


Emily Reynolds is a Senior Vice President/Chief Development Officer for Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union. Her role is multifaceted and includes leading the organization’s Wealth Management, Sales & Service, Marketing, Employer & Public Relations, Employee Development & HR departments. She also is focused on omni-channel technology delivery platforms, new product development and new business ventures.

She helps the organization manage risk and ensure financial soundness through her role on the Assets & Liabilities, Information Security Management, Compliance and Fiduciary Committees. Reynolds helps lead the strategic planning for the organization and implement effective results-driven business plans.

Prior to returning to SC, for seven years, she was a Consultant with Willis Towers Watson in Los Angeles, advising Fortune 100 and 500 companies where she worked across multiple lines of business for the firm. Before her West Coast stint, she started her career in Upstate, SC at AnMed Health.

Reynolds leads her organization’s community outreach initiatives and also serves on the Metro Chamber Board, the Tri-County Society of HR Management Board as the Workforce Readiness Chair, The Citadel’s Zucker School of Education’s Development Advisory Board, MS&C Client Advisory Board and the Career Academies advisory groups.

Reynolds is a cum laude, Honor Society graduate of the University of Georgia and holds a BA in Journalism & Telecommunications. She and her husband Erik are James Island residents.

Senior Vice President/Chief Development Officer
Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union

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Josh Sorkin is a Vice President at SAIC, a technology integration company with a primary mission focus to serve customers in the U.S. federal market. In this role he oversees 600+ employees who provide platform integration and engineering services all across the country and overseas. Prior to this position, Josh held numerous executive roles ranging from corporate strategy to overseeing multimillion-dollar program portfolios.

Prior to joining SAIC in 2008, Mr. Sorkin was a civil servant for Naval Air Systems Command where he functioned in a variety of technical engineering and leadership roles throughout the national capital region.

Throughout his career, Mr. Sorkin has held board and advisory positions for local schools and government, as well as administering leadership development programs for multiple organizations.

Mr. Sorkin holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Business Administration from University of Maryland, University College.

He resides in Mount Pleasant, SC with his wife, Erica and two children, Kaylin and Kyle.

Vice President, Service Line Director


Melissa’s title at Trident Technical College is Dean, School and Community Initiatives.

Dean, School and Community Initiatives
Trident Technical College

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As General Manager in Microsoft’s Public Sector vertical industry group, Jeff’s organization has responsibility for the sales, solutions and services that support Microsoft’s efforts in State & Local Governments across the US.

Prior to this position, Jeff has held various positions with Microsoft since 1998 including: Sr. Director of US State & Local Government Solution Sales; Director of Public Sector Microsoft Business Solutions / Dynamics Sales in Government and Education markets; Director of Industry and Partner Solution Sales for Microsoft State & Local Government; Technology Specialist Manager for Microsoft’s Mid-Atlantic commercial district; Program Manager for Microsoft’s Windows Business Group; as well as various technical positions in Microsoft’s US Federal business.

Before joining Microsoft, Jeff has held management positions at AT&T, Lucent Technologies, as well as at Lockheed Martin. In addition to receiving training at the Center for Executive Education at Babson College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Executive Education Program, Jeff has his Bachelor Degree from Seton Hall University as well as his Master of Science Degree from Johns Hopkins University.

General Manager

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Stan Van Ostran is the Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration for the South Carolina Ports Authority. Stan was previously the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority.

Stan is an Attorney, Certified Public Accountant and holds several other finance and audit related certifications. Stan is also an Accredited Airport Executive, International Airport Professional and private pilot.
Stan was named Finance Professional of the Year in 2016 by Airports Council International and CFO of the Year in 2012 by the Nashville Business Journal.

Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration
South Carolina Ports Authority

2018 Board Of Directors

Rhett BaldwinTrane U.S. Inc.
Alan BolducAvison Young
Anthony (Tony) BoorBlackbaud
Cindy BramsElliott Davis LLC
Scott BrandonThe Brandon Agency
Hal BurtonMaritime Association of South Carolina Representative
Mamie BushHilton Garden Inn-Charleston Waterfront
Willis CanteyCantey Tech Consulting
Paige CarltonThompson Turner Construction
Mike CartereGroup
Elizabeth Colbert-BuschClemson University Restoration Institute
Carter DeupreeHaynsworth Sinkler Boyd PA
Erin DhandSouth Carolina Ports Authority
Richard GarciaTY Lin International|Lindbergh
Willy GearyThe Boeing Company
Nick GillBP Amoco Chemical Company
David GinnCharleston Regional Development Alliance
John GoldingFirst Citizens Bank and Trust Company Inc.
Will HelmlyHome Telecom
Kin HillCharleston Water System
Dr. Jairy HunterCharleston Southern University
Len HutchisonWells Fargo
Richard KrenmayerStasmayer
Peter LaMotteChernoff Newman
Kyra MorrisMorris Financial Concepts Inc.
David MorrowCresCom Bank
Steven MungoMungo Homes
Lauren NewmanCarolina One Real Estate
Matt O'NeillMatt O'Neill Real Estate
Paul PatrickCollege of Charleston
Hernan PenaCharleston County Aviation Authority
Dr. Gerrita PostlewaitCharleston County School District
Lee Richardson P.E.Atlantic Electric LLC
Ed RiggsCharleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau Representative
Robby RobbinsRobert D. Robbins, Attorney at Law, LLC
Scott SharpTD Bank
Patrice SimmonsBerkeley Electric Cooperative
James WardScientific Research Corporation
Barry WhalenHLA, Inc.
Kai Yeh, P.E.MPS Engineering and Construction
Anita ZuckerThe InterTech Group Inc.

2018 Board Liaisons

Jay ByarsDorchester County
C. Ryan JohnsonCity of North Charleston
Col. Terrence AdamsJoint Base Charleston
Katherine LandingTown of Mount Pleasant
William PeaglerBerkeley County
Vic RawlCharleston County Council
John MitchellCity of Charleston

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