University of South Carolina

UK leader, Sen. Graham and Mayor to talk green

United Kingdom Minister of State Gregory Barker, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham and Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin will join a panel of business leaders from the UK and South Carolina Friday, April 1, at the Darla Moore School of Business for a panel discussion on the green economy.

The University of South Carolina event is free and open to the public.

Barker, a leader in the green economy in the UK, Graham and Benjamin will make opening remarks. Titled “The Green Economy: Insights from the United Kingdom and South Carolina,” the panel will take place 9 – 10:15 a.m. in Lumpkin Auditorium, located on the eighth floor of the Moore School. USC faculty members Dr. Andrew Spicer, an expert on international business and sustainability, and Cinnamon Carlarne, an expert on environmental law, will moderate.

Panelists from the UK will include Emma Howard Boyd, director of Jupiter Asset Management Limited; Bill Rumble, group commercial director of the Mark Group; and Dennis Hayter, vice president of business and development of Intelligent Energy. South Carolina panelists will be Ashlie Lancaster, director of the Energy Office for the Budget and Control Board; Dave Davidson, manager of strategic business development and technology for Eaton Energy Solutions; Michael N. Couick, president and CEO of The Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina; and Chris Markert, vice president and general manager, Energy Solutions - Americas, Southeast Region Johnson Controls Inc.

For more information about Barker’s visit and the Moore School panel on the green economy, call 803-777-7311, email or visit

In 2008, the Darla Moore School of Business adopted a new strategic direction, Sustainable Enterprise and Development. The Moore School is tackling the complexity of sustainability, both economic and social, through its teaching, research, outreach and leadership. For more information on this initiative, visit, and click “about.”

By Office of Media Relations

Posted: 03/30/11 @ 2:35 PM | Updated: 03/30/11 @ 2:40 PM | Permalink