Our Team

Our Team

Rich Fletcher

Steven Pearce

President & CEO

Rich Fletcher

Christopher Finn

Director of Research & Marketing

Board of Directors

Name Organization Position
Vacant SC I-77 Alliance President & CEO
Matt Dosch Comporium Communications Chairman
Charlene McGriff Lancaster County Council Vice Chairman
Robert D. Long Chester County Economic Development Executive Committee
John Cadena Dominion Energy Executive Committee
Ty Davenport Fairfield Economic Development Executive Committee
Doug Payne Fairfield Electric Cooperative Executive Committee
Jamie Gilbert Lancaster County Economic Development Executive Committee
Jeff Ruble Richland County Economic Development Office Executive Committee
Brian Singleton TruVista Executive Committee
David Swenson York County Economic Development Executive Committee
Paul Basha York Electric Cooperative Executive Committee
Joe Branham Chester County Council Member
Wylie Frederick Chester County Member
Jason Stewart Chester Natural Gas Authority Member
Sandy Martin Duke Energy Member
Jason Taylor Fairfield County Member
Jimmy Ray Douglas Fairfield County Council Member
Amy Massey Kimley Horn Member
Matt Gedney L & C Railroad Member
Steve Willis Lancaster County Member
Tim Thorton Lancaster County Natural Gas Authority Member
Brian Broughton Lynches River Electric Cooperative Member
Ron Rhames Midlands Technical College Member
Edward Kluiters Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP Member
Tushar Chikhliker Nexsen Pruet Member
Sam Moses Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP Member
Leonardo Brown Richland County Member
Paul Livingston Richland County Council Member
Susan Taylor South State Bank Member
Britt Blackwell York County Council Member
David Hudspeth York County Member
Greg Rutherford York Technical College Member
Jim Bennett Spratt Savings Bank *Ex-Officio Member


The South Carolina I-77 Alliance is a public/private 501 (c) (3) nonprofit economic development organization. The I-77 Alliance’s sole mission is to position and market the five counties as a world-class business location to attract capital investment and high quality jobs to the region. The Alliance receives operational funding from its member county governments and private sector investors.

By working together, investors in the Alliance create new economic opportunities for the region, which far exceed what they could accomplish on their own. The Alliance has established an aggressive marketing and branding campaign to bring new economic development leads and activities to Chester, Fairfield, Lancaster, Richland, and York Counties, which is made possible by our investors.

Our Four Levels of Investment in the South Carolina I-77 Alliance

  • Dominion Energy
  • Duke Energy
  • Fairfield Electric Cooperative
  • TruVista
  • Winnsboro Petroleum
  • York Electric Cooperative
  • Comporium
  • York Technical College
  • Chester County Natural Gas Authority
  • L&C Railroad
  • Midlands Technical College
  • Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP
  • South Carolina Power Team
  • The Springs Company
  • Chester Metropolitan District
  • Chester County Wastewater Recovery
  • Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A.
  • Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
  • Nexsen Pruet, LLC
  • Thomas & Hutton Engineering

To learn more about investing in the Alliance, please contact Steven Pearce, President & CEO.

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