State Workforce Development Board Members

The State Workforce Development Board (SWDB) is compromised of a majority of business leaders. Other members include legislator of the South Carolina Senate and House, local elected officials, workforce partners and representatives of community-based organizations. Members of the board are appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the Governor. 

Amended State Workforce Development Board Bylaws effective as of September 26, 2019


Executive Leadership

James W Snead

James W. Snead

      Cooper Standard                                                      

Jay Holloway

Jay Holloway

OCS Garage Doors & Hurricane Services                                                                                     

Patrick Michaels

Patrick Michaels

Goodwill Industries of the Upstate/Midlands South Carolina

Dan Ellzey

Dan Ellzey

SC Department of Employment and Workforce

Thomas Freeland

Thomas Freeland

Door System, part of ASSA ABLOY


Val Richards

Val S. Richardson

Prisma Health 


Charles Brave

Charles Brave, Jr.

American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)


John Uprichard

John Uprichard

Find Great People (FGP)


State Workforce Development Board Members

COL(R) Craig Currey
Transitions Homeless Center, South Carolina

Gregory Cannon Clark
Wells Fargo

Mike King
SC Department of Education

Senator Ross Turner
South Carolina Senate

Windsor W. Sherrill
Clemson University 

Gregory L. Tinnell

Felicia W. Johnson
SC Vocational Rehabilitation Department

Honorable Henry McMaster
SC Governor's Office

H. Perry Shuping
Honda Cars of Columbia

Susan H. Cohen
SC Restaurant and Lodging Association

Cliff Bourke Jr.
Southeastern Freight Lines, Inc.

Michael W. Sexton
Piedmont Bushings and Insulators, LLC, Woodruff

Darline Graham
SC Commission for the Blind