Lewis Gossett is President & CEO of the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance, the state’s only statewide organization dedicated to the interests of manufacturers. He served as Director of the SC Department of Labor during the Beasley Administration from 1995-1999, and was a shareholder at the Ogletree, Deakins law firm prior to becoming the SCMA President & CEO in 2003.
Lewis was awarded the prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship in 1985. He received a Bachelors of Arts degree from Furman University in 1987 and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1990.
Join us at Columbia Rotary on Monday, May 4 at Seawell’s in Columbia. Our meetings begin promptly at 12:30PM and guests are always welcomed and encouraged.
Join us at Rotary on Monday, March 23rd as we welcome Bill Kirkland, Executive Director of the USC/Columbia Technology Incubator. Guests are always welcomed and encouraged! Hope everyone has a great weekend!
Bill Kirkland joined the USC / Columbia Technology Incubator as the Entrepreneur in Residence to provide early stage companies with strategic and operational planning, business development and investor management. Bill is also a Managing Partner of LK Global Consulting LLC.
Prior to founding LK Global Consulting, LLC, Bill served as the President & Chief Executive Officer of Collexis Holdings, Inc. He was the company’s co-founder, helping to bring European technology into the American market in 2006. He managed the successful sale of the company and its subsidiaries to Reed Elsevier in June of 2010.
While at Collexis, he raised over $20M in private funds from global investors.
Prior to joining Collexis, Bill spent two decades serving in executive management positions with both IBM and Pfizer. Bill earned a degree from the University of South Carolina.
Please take a moment at the next meeting to say hello and introduce yourself to the newest members of Columbia Rotary. David Anderson is the Pastor of the Greene Street United Methodist Church and is also with the SC Conference of the United Methodist Church. Harry Jeffcoat is a Senior Banker with First Community Bank.
Thanks to all the Columbia Rotarians who attended the Fall Social at The Seibels House on Tuesday night. The weather could not have been more perfect and a fun time was had by all. Special thanks to Robert Goings, David Campbell, Joey Byron and Jason Snyder for getting things started at dark o’clock on Tuesday morning and cooking that delicious pig! Go Rotary!