Roger Nanney serves as vice Chairman of Deloitte LLP, one of the nation's leading professional services organizations and the national leader of Deloitte Growth Enterprise Services, responsible for the delivery of services to the firm’s mid-market and privately held clients. He joined Deloitte in 1982 and served as Regional Managing Partner for Deloitte's Mid-America region, among the fastest growing of the organization's seven U.S. regions. Throughout his career, he has worked with clients across a number of industries and geographies. His extensive experience serving both mid-size and private companies and multinational public organizations has provided him with a broad and in-depth understanding of the challenges clients face in today’s ever-changing business environment.
Nanney is active in his community and serves a number of civic organizations. He is the Immediate Past Chair of the AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas, Texas and an Executive Board Member of the Edwin L. Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University. He also is a trustee of the PGA of America Foundation and served as a Vice Chair of Carolina’s Promise Campaign in support of the University of South Carolina.
A CPA and CMA, he received a bachelor of business administration and master of accountancy from the University of South Carolina, Darla Moore School of Business. Nanney is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Institute of Management Accountants.
Chief Financial Officer
Menlo Park, CA
Bruce is the Chief Financial Officer of Domo, a public cloud-based enterprise software company focused on business intelligence and analytics. Prior to Domo, he was CFO of SuccessFactors, a human capital management company, guiding the company through a public offering, six acquisitions, and its $3.4 billion sale to SAP. Bruce has served as CFO for LANDesk Software, Ten-X, and FullTime Software. While at FullTime, he led its public offering and merger into Legato Systems, a company that was later acquired by EMC. An entrepreneur in his own right, Bruce founded Renaissance Software, serving as its CFO and head of sales before its sale to SunGard. Bruce began his career with Deloitte LLP in Atlanta, GA, before leaving to attend business school. Being Domo’s CFO gives him an added perk of getting to spend more time with his family at their Park City ski home.
Bruce is also currently a member of the board of directors and audit committee chair of Cambium Networks, a wireless infrastructure provider to increase internet access, Betterworks, a human capital management software company, and Human Interest, a provider of retirement plans for small and medium sized businesses.
Bruce holds a B.S. in accounting from the University of South Carolina and a M.B.A. from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Retired Division CEO
C. W. Garnett, Retired Division CEO of Synovus, is a native of Columbia, South Carolina, with more than 31 years of banking experience. Prior to his role at Synovus, Garnett served as president and CEO of the National Bank of South Carolina. He joined NBSC as senior commercial lender in 1993, then as senior vice president, Upstate Regional Executive in 1996. In 1997, he served as executive vice president and his responsibilities were expanded to include Multi-Region Executive. Garnett was named president and CEO of NBSC in December 2003. He began his banking career with the C&S National Bank of South Carolina in 1984, serving in various management positions.
He attended the University of South Carolina before serving in the U.S. Air Force for four years. Garnett earned B.A. and M.B.A. degrees from the University of Puget Sound and is also a graduate of Louisiana State University’s Graduate School of Banking of the South.
Garnett is a past member of the South Carolina Centers of Economic Excellence Review Board, Central Carolina Economic Development Alliance Board and Executive Committee, Midlands Business Leadership Group Board and Executive Committee, Transitions Board of Directors, South Carolina Business and Industry Political Education Committee Board of Directors, University of South Carolina Board of Visitors, South Carolina Economics Board of Directors, University Associates and Palmetto Business Forum. He also served as Chairman of the SC Bankers Association and the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce.
Vice President–Power Generation
Dominion Energy South Carolina
Iris Griffin is vice president–Power Generation for Dominion Energy South Carolina.
She is responsible for the power generating fleet serving more than 760,000 customer accounts principally in South Carolina’s Midlands and Lowcountry.
Griffin previously served as vice president–Financial Management and Integration for Dominion Energy South Carolina, in which she was responsible for the organization’s finance functions. She assumed her current role in February 2021.
Prior to the merger with Dominion Energy, Griffin served as chief financial officer and treasurer for SCANA Corporation. During her time with SCANA, she also was vice president of finance and held leadership roles in Audit Services, Privacy, Corporate Compliance, Investor Relations, and Rate and Regulatory Affairs. Before joining SCANA, she worked at Scott McElveen in Columbia, South Carolina, and Ernst & Young in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Griffin serves the community as a member of the board for Transitions/Midlands Housing Authority, chair of the City Year Advisory Board, treasurer and finance committee chair for the University of South Carolina Business Partnership Foundation. She previously served in leadership roles for the boards of Central SC Habitat for Humanity, Columbia Museum of Art, Senior Resources and Columbia City Ballet.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a Master of Accountancy from the University of South Carolina. She is a certified public accountant in South Carolina.
UofSC-Business Partnership Foundation
Board of Trustees
National Service Leader / Tax
Charlotte, North Carolina
Trey has more than 20 years of experience working with large private and public companies in various industries. In his role as Client Service Partner, Trey is responsible for coordinating all firm services to the clients that he serves.
Trey served for five years as Market Managing Partner working with the firm’s Leaders in Charlotte executing the market’s growth and performance strategy, building high performing teams and leading community engagement and support.
Trey served for the previous three years as the Managing Partner of the DHG Tax Practice. In this role, Trey worked with leaders across the firm and throughout the tax practice executing our strategy focused on growth, leadership, talent/teams, client service, innovation, and financial performance.
Trey now serves as the National Service Leader for Tax with FORVIS. In this role, Trey is working with leaders across the firm and throughout the tax practice as we execute our strategy focused on growth, leadership, talent/teams, client service, innovation and financial performance.
Professional & Civic Involvement
- USC-Business Partnership Foundation Trustee
- Young Black Leadership Alliance Board of Directors
- United Way of Central Carolinas Board of Directors (past)
- Charlotte Regional Partnership Executive Committee & Board of Directors (past)
- Charlotte Chamber Talent Development and Diversity Initiative (past)
- Charlotte Chamber Board of Directors (past)
- Charlotte City Club Finance Committee (past)
- FAD Board, USC School of Accounting (past)
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants
- University of South Carolina
- Master of Taxation
- Bachelor of Science Accounting
- Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education
- Harvard Business School Executive Education
Mike Brenan is the Regional President for Truist Financial Corporation. He oversees the South Carolina region's team of experienced financial professionals dedicated to serving the company's diverse mix of clients, including: business banking; commercial banking; middle market banking; and regional commercial real estate.
With more than 46 years of experience, Mike began his banking career in 1975 as a management trainee. In 1988, he became the President and Chief Executive Officer of Bank One, Portsmouth. In 1994, he became Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of MainStreet Financial Corporation. In 1998 MainStreet was acquired by BB&T Corporation and Mike has been the Regional President in South Carolina since 1999. Mike was named Regional President for the South Carolina Region of the newly formed Truist Financial Corporation in 2019.
Passionate about inspiring and building better lives and communities, Mike serves in various capacities on numerous
boards, to include SCBIO, Midlands Business Leadership Group, Palmetto Promise Institute, the Trinity Forum, TransformSC, and the South Carolina Collaborative for Race and Reconciliation. Previously, he served as Chairman of United Way of the Midlands, Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce, South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, Palmetto Business Forum, Moore School of Business Partnership Foundation and Central SC Economic Development Alliance. Mike is the Governor's appointee to the South Carolina State Board of Education. He has also received the Business Leader of the Year award from the South Carolina State Chamber of Commerce, the Humanitarian of the Year Award from United Way of the Midlands, the Distinguished Service Award from the University of South Carolina, and the Columbia Chamber of Commerce's Ambassador of the Year.
Mike holds a Bachelors Degree in Economics from Bowling Green State University. Mike and his wife Julie have four children, Erin, Andrew, Rob, and Molly.
Dallas International Trading and Solutions
Hilton Head, SC
Carlton B. Dallas, DBA, managing director of Dallas International Trading and Solutions, focuses on
- International business development
- Business turnarounds, capital/expense management and operational excellence
- Leadership development where Carlton created the Dallas Leadership System and its derivative Interpersonal Network Mining.
Carlton is a resident of Hilton Head Island, SC, after retiring from the Chevron Corporation, as regional marketing director for 33 countries which comprised the $13 billion in revenues, Africa/Middle East/Pakistan/Europe (AMEPE) Region headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa. In this capacity, Carlton directed the functions of pricing, promotion and advertising, capital investment, mergers and acquisitions, strategic market entry/exits including a $750 million asset divestment program, and was the business leader managing the deployment of SAP in southern Africa, the first “downstream” deployment outside the continental U.S. This deployment was a multi-million project with over 200 people assigned to the project.
Prior to the Cape Town assignment, Carlton was president/CEO for Chevron Eastern Caribbean, Ltd, a $500 Million Chevron subsidiary of 17 countries/islands headquartered in Bridgetown, Barbados.
During his international assignments, within a three-year span, Carlton helped lead the new AMEPE Region from its creation to second most profitable out of five operating regions around the world. Carlton held operational responsibility for the sale and disposition of over $750 million in assets during a global rationalization campaign and while executing this divestiture, won the Chairman’s Award from the Chevron Corporation for his work in “extracting” two Chevron employees held in a Congolese prison.
Carlton started his career as a third-shift clerk in a station, culminating with responsibility for assets on five continents. He has moved 19 times in his career and has visited/lived in or managed assets in 71 countries.
In retirement, Carlton was recently named CEO of a start-up medical products company based in the U.S.
Carlton attended the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and is a graduate of the University of Maryland with post graduate programs completed at the University of Chicago, UNC-CH Kenan Flagler School of Business, Cornell University, and the Center for Creative Leadership.
Financial Services Executive
Peachtree Providence Partners
Walter L. Davis is a founding member and Principal of Peachtree Providence Partners Holding Company, LLC. Peachtree Providence Partners is a holding company with full or partial ownership in companies in key business sectors which include energy, financial services, health care, technology, manufacturing/ distribution and consulting.
Davis is the former vice chairman, chief executive officer and a founding member of CertusBank, N.A. In his role, he developed the strategic direction, capital formation and investor interaction that helped grow the organization into a $1.9 billion company organically and through acquisition.
Prior to Certus, Davis was an executive vice president of Retail Credit and Mortgage Direct Lending with Wachovia Corporation while it was the fourth largest bank in the country with more than $800 billion in assets. During his tenure at Wachovia, he was responsible for leading Wachovia’s nationwide originations, underwriting, servicing, settlement services and default management functions for the Bank’s $70 billion Retail Credit and Small Business portfolio.
Vice President, Human Resources, General Counsel and Secretary
John M. Florence, Jr., 41, is Sonoco’s Vice President, Human Resources, General Counsel and Secretary. Previously, he served as Sonoco’s Corporate Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary from 2016-2018. He joined Sonoco in 2015 as the Company’s Corporate Attorney. In addition to managing legal work for the company, Florence manages Sonoco’s Corporate Secretary and governance function.
Prior to Sonoco, Florence worked as an attorney at Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A. in Columbia, S.C., where he handled legal work for Sonoco and other clients. He holds an MBA from the University of South Carolina, a JD from Samford University and a BA in English from Presbyterian College.
Florence and his wife, Jeanette, live in Columbia with their three children. He is a member of the American Bar Association, South Carolina Bar Association, Richland County Bar Association and the Association of Corporate Counsel. Florence also serves on the Board of Trustees, Governors School for Science and Mathematics; Board of Directors, Coker University; is a Member of the UofSC Moore School of Business Partnership Foundation; and a 2018 Graduate of Liberty Fellows.
Caliber Collision Centers
Steve Grimshaw is chief executive officer of Caliber Collision Centers, the largest collision repair company in the U.S.
Since Grimshaw joined in 2009, Caliber Collision has grown from 68 locations in two states to 651 locations in 19 states across the U.S. Concurrently, Caliber’s revenue has increased from $284 million to more than $2.4 billion.
Prior to joining Caliber, Grimshaw served as executive vice president and general manager at Safety‐Kleen Systems, one of the nation’s largest environmental services companies.
Under Steve’s inspirational leadership, Caliber Collision’s philanthropic efforts are tightly woven into the fabric of the Caliber culture including the annual Rhythm Restoration Food Drive with more than 10 million meals collected for children in need of nutritious meals and the Caliber Recycled Rides program which has donated more than 150 vehicles to military and first responder families in need of reliable transportation.
Grimshaw is a board member of the Dallas Division of the American Heart Association and chaired the 2016 Côtes du Coeur event raising a record $4 million to fight heart disease and stroke.
He also sits on the board for 22Kill, an organization dedicated to ending military veteran suicide.
Grimshaw and Caliber also received the 2016 Ernst & Young Southwest Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the services category and were a national finalist.
Grimshaw is a graduate of the University of South Carolina. He has been married to his wife Melissa for 23 years and they have three children: Brittany, Henry and Steven.
President and CEO
McGuireWoods Consulting LLC
Gov. James Hodges is a partner with McGuireWoods LLP and is the president and CEO with McGuireWoods Consulting LLC. He advises clients on energy, health care, education, economic development and other issues, dividing his time between Washington, D.C., and Columbia, S.C.
Hodges provides strategic and policy advice to a wide range of clients dealing with issues with the nation's governors and state level cabinet agencies. He has assisted clients on matters in all fifty states, and regularly works with clients having matters at the National Governor's Association, Democratic Governors Association, Democratic Attorney Generals Association, and National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
Hodges served as a national co-chair of the Obama for President Campaign in 2008, and regularly advises political and business leaders on a wide range of state, regional and national policy issues.
As governor of South Carolina, he led efforts to improve the state's education system, including establishing the education lottery that is credited with providing more than 100,000 scholarships. He is also responsible for funding "First Steps," a public-private preschool readiness program. Under his leadership, the South Carolina Department of Commerce achieved record breaking economic development results. Since 2003, he has been the CEO of Hodges Consulting, a business, government relations, and economic development consulting firm.
Hodges received an honorary doctorate degree from the University of South Carolina, South Carolina State University, the Citadel, Winthrop University and Francis Marion University. While earning his law degree at the University of South Carolina, he was a member of the mock trial team and received the Compleat Lawyer Silver Medallion. As an undergraduate, he was named Outstanding Senior in Economics.
Hodges has been selected to “America’s Best Lawyers” since 2009.
Finance Executive (retired)
Lloyd Emerson Johnson is an independent director and experienced corporate executive with over 40 years of progressive senior leadership, mostly in leading edge Fortune 500 companies. Johnson retired from Accenture Corporation in 2015 and currently serves on four public company boards. At the time of his retirement, he was the Director of Global Finance and Audit. His career includes senior finance leadership positions with Delphi Corporation, Emerson Corporation and Sara Lee Corporation. Johnson has extensive experience in risk oversight, finance, governance, mergers and acquisitions, and large private company CFO experience.
Johnson is a current board member of Apogee Enterprises (Nasdaq: APOG) where he has chaired the audit committee since 2018. He also serves on the board of Beazer Homes Corporation (NYSE: BZH) as a member of both the audit and compensation committees. In August 2021, Lloyd joined the Haemonetics Corporation (NYSE: HAE) board where he serves on the audit committee and the governance and compliance committee. He joined the board of VSE Corporation (Nasdaq: VSEC) in July of 2022.
Active in national and local community service, Lloyd serves on the national board of AARP as Second Vice Chairman and Audit and Finance Committee Chair and is a board member of the NACD Carolinas Chapter. Lloyd is also the immediate past board chair of AARP Foundation.
Johnson has served on the United Way of the Carolinas Board of Directors and as a board member of the United Way Legacy Foundation. He also served on the Board of Trustees of the North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. Lloyd served on the advisory committee and chaired the governance committee during the formation of the Moore School Black Alumni Alliance.
Lloyd was recognized by Boards and Directors Magazine as one of 25 Directors to Watch in 2020 and 2018. He was also recognized by Savoy Magazine as one of the Most Influential Black Corporate Directors in 2017 and 2021.
Lloyd holds an MBA from the Duke University Fuqua School of Business, and a Masters of Accountancy (1981) and a BSBA in Accounting (1980) from the Darla Moore Business School at the University of South Carolina. He is a CPA, NACD Board Governance Fellow and holds the NACD Directorship Certification.
Head of Public Policy, External Affairs and Community Development, SE
Reginald B. McKnight has been at the forefront of solving some of the nation’s most complex public policy, legal and crisis communications issues as a lawyer and strategic advisor for a variety of multinational corporations, particularly in the tech industry since 2004. He is Google’s Head of Public Policy, External Affairs, and Community Development for the Southeastern United States.
Previously, Reggie led U.S. state policy for Google’s autonomous vehicle company, Waymo. Before joining Google, he served as Facebook’s Head of Economic and Community Development. In that role, he directly advised Facebook’s CEO and led U.S. economic development and community engagement, including fostering billions of dollars in investments and community-focused initiatives throughout the United States. And prior to his career in tech, Reggie was a key strategist for BP’s public policy response to the Gulf oil spill and helped to shape the company’s public affairs and communications strategies. Reggie began his career as a corporate lawyer at WilmerHale in Washington, D.C. and served as a federal law clerk in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Reggie is a frequent speaker on diversity issues in the technology industry and a leader on numerous tech initiatives focused on empowering underrepresented youth. Among other things, he has successfully pioneered engaging the country’s most well-known tech companies to serve as ongoing sponsors of the largest HBCU college festival in the world, and he serves as a strategic advisor to The Five Network -- the world’s first mentoring operating system, which is s focused on cultivating leaders from underrepresented backgrounds.
Reggie earned his J.D. from Duke University School of Law, which he attended on a full academic scholarship, and graduated cum laude with a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, where he was a decorated student-athlete on the men’s soccer team and the first African American athlete to be named a Rhodes Scholar finalist. A native of Greenville, SC, Reggie has served on several other boards, including the International African American Museum Board, the Mother Emanuel AME Church Memorial Foundation Board, and the Duke University School of Law Alumni Board. He has also been recognized as a “Rising Star” by The Washington Post and a top lawyer under 40 by the National Bar Association.
President and CEO
BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
Mike Mizeur leads BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina (BlueCross) which has been serving the citizens of the Palmetto State for more than 75 years. Employing over 15,000 people, BlueCross is comprised of more than 20 companies involved in health insurance services, U.S. DoD health program and Medicare contracts, Medicaid plans, and a philanthropic foundation that funds programs to improve health care and access to health care for South Carolinians.
Mr. Mizeur joined BlueCross in 1998 and has served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, prior to being named President and CEO. He earned a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Western Michigan University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Duke University.
Bank of Clarendon
A native of South Carolina, Rose is a third-generation banker who has dedicated the past 25 years of her professional career in banking, with the majority of that time in Executive Management and Marketing at the Bank of Clarendon in Manning, South Carolina. In 2017, she was named Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bank of Clarendon.
She is passionate about all things South Carolina, with a specific passion for the health and well- being of rural South Carolina and those individuals living and working in our rural communities. She believes that "the soul of South Carolina lives in the rural areas of our great state and it is our responsibility to insure the viability of these communities for years to come." She holds a specific interest in improving financial literacy though education and training for both students and adults.
She holds a degree in Finance and Economics from Converse College and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina. She is a Certified Financial Marketing Professional and has completed the American Bankers Association School of Bank Marketing. She is a 2001 graduate of Leadership South Carolina and is a member of the 2017 Liberty Fellowship Class.
She serves as director for the South Carolina Bankers Association, serves on the Board of Trustees of the University of South Carolina and is the Chair of its Audit and Compliance Committee, and serves as a member of the Board of Governors for Coastal Carolina Hospital.
M&J Partners LLC
Mack Whittle served as chairman, president and chief executive officer of South Financial Group, a bank holding company, he founded in 1986. He retired from the company at the end of 2008, and is now an investor and adviser for several entrepreneurial ventures.
Whittle has served as chairman of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and the chairman of the Board of Trustees for the University of South Carolina, where he remains on the board. Other affiliations include the President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts at the JFK Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, and many state and community boards including the South Carolina Arts Foundation, the Palmetto Business Forum, South Carolina State Museum Foundation, the Greenville County Art Museum, Midlands Business Leadership Group, The Palmetto Institute, the SC Council on Competitiveness, the Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation and the Greenville Symphony Advisory Board.
Whittle is a past president of the South Carolina Bankers Association and was named that organization's "Outstanding Young Banker." Other honors include the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina, the Whitney Young Humanitarian Award from the Greenville Urban League, and Entrepreneur of the Year Award from Ernst & Young. In addition, Whittle created the Carolina First Bank Foundation in 1999 to demonstrate Carolina First Bank’s commitment to elevate the quality of education in South Carolina and other markets served by the company.