Our Team

Our Team

Rich Fletcher

Rich Fletcher

President & CEO

Rich Fletcher

Christopher Finn

Director of Research & Marketing

Board of Directors

Name Organization Position
Rich Fletcher SC I-77 Alliance President & CEO
Joe Branham Chester County Council Chairman
John Cadena SCANA Corporation Vice Chairman
Paul Basha York Electric Cooperative Executive Committee
Ty Davenport Fairfield County Economic Development Executive Committee
Matt Dosch Comporium Communications Executive Committee
Karlisa Dean Chester County Economic Development Executive Committee
Jeff Ruble Richland County Economic Development Executive Committee
David Swenson York County Economic Development Executive Committee
Britt Blackwell York County Council Member
David Brown Fairfield County Council Member
Jimmy Ray Douglas Fairfield County Council Member
Mike Enoch Chester Development Association Member
Debbie Garrick City of Rock Hill Member
Matt Gedney L & C Railroad Member
Robb Hudson York County Development Board Member
Gwen Kennedy Richland County Council Member
Edward Kluiters Nelson Mullins Member
Paul Livingston Richland County Council Member
Emily Luther Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein Member
Sandy Martin Duke Energy Member
Amy Massey Kimley Horn Member
Yvonne McBride Richland County Council Member
Bill McMaster Winnsboro Petroleum Member
Doug Payne Fairfield Electric Cooperative Member
Ron Rhames Midlands Technical College Member
Greg Rutherford York Technical College Member
Gerald Seals Richland County Member
Brian Singleton TruVista Member
Shane Stuart Chester County Council Member
Jason Taylor Fairfield County Member
Robert Winkler York County Council Member
Jim Bennett Spratt Savings & Loan Ex-Officio


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

  • Comer Distributing Company
  • Duke Energy
  • Piedmont Medical Center
  • Santee Cooper
  • SCANA Corporation
  • The Springs Company
  • TruVista
  • Winnsboro Petroleum
  • York Electric Cooperative
$50,000 or more over three years
  • Chester Healthcare Foundation
  • Comporium
  • Springs Creative
  • York County Natural Gas Authority
  • York Technical College
$49,999 - $25,000 over three years
  • Carowinds
  • Chester County Natural Gas Authority
  • Chester Metropolitan District/Chester County Wastewater Recovery
  • Fairfield Electric Cooperative
  • L&C Railroad
  • Midlands Technical College
  • Newland Communities
  • Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP
  • Rock Hill Coca Cola
  • South Carolina Power Team
  • South State Bank
$24,999-$15,000 over three years
  • Alliance Consulting Engineers, Inc.
  • AME, Inc.
  • Bobbitt Design
  • Hal Stone
  • Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A.
  • M.B. Kahn Construction Co., Inc.
  • Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
  • Nexsen Pruet, LLC
  • S&ME Engineering
  • Thomas & Hutton Engineering
  • The Tuttle Company
  • Wells Fargo
less than $15,000 over three years

To learn more about investing in the Alliance, please contact Rich Fletcher, President & CEO.

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