As one of the state’s top business leaders, Herriott serves on the boards of numerous organizations, including the South Carolina Board of Economic Advisors, the Palmetto Institute and New Carolina (S.C. Council on Competitiveness) and the Medical University of South Carolina’s Hollings Cancer Center. He is past chair of the S.C. Chamber of Commerce.
Highly respected for his work in business and education, Herriott was founding chair of the School Foundation in Florence and also chaired the Governor’s Task Force on Education and Workforce Development, which led to the passage of the 2005 Education and Economic Development Act.
He has earned numerous awards and honors. He was awarded the South Carolina Business Leader of the Year Award from the S.C. Chamber of Commerce, the South Carolina Ambassador for Economic Development Award by Governor Sanford, the Ashpy Lawrimore Community Service Award and the Charles Townes Award for Support of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education from the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics.
He was recognized by the South Carolina Research Authority as a knowledge economist and was honorary chairperson for the UNCF Gala by the Pee Dee Chapter of the United Negro College Fund.
Herriott earned a bachelor’s degree in physics with honors and distinction from Sonoma State University of California and was named a distinguished alumnus in 2003.