Monday, October 23, 2017: Lou Kennedy – President, Chief Executive Officer and Owner of Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation

Please join us on Monday, October 23rd when we will welcome Lou Kennedy – President, Chief Executive Officer and Owner of Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation to our podium.

Lou Kennedy is President, Chief Executive Officer and Owner of Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation. She joined Nephron Pharmaceuticals in 2001, and accepted the position of President and Chief Executive Officer in September 2007. Having held a variety of marketing and operational roles during her career; one notable achievement at Nephron was creating a national sales force, a rarity in the pharmaceutical industry. In the years following, this helped Nephron Pharmaceuticals grow by 300% and increased shipped product to one billion doses each of the last seven years.

Nephron recently built a state of the art manufacturing facility in West Columbia, South Carolina. Mrs. Kennedy was at the forefront of this expansion, which opened in June 2014. Lou is always seeking to enhance and grow her business. She started a 503B Outsourcing division of Nephron in 2016. Production for that division began in January 2017 and is rapidly increasing.

Along with her husband Bill, Mrs. Kennedy helped establish the Kennedy Pharmacy Innovation Center in conjunction with the USC School of Pharmacy. She serves on a variety of business and civic boards, including but not limited to, the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, the National Bank of South Carolina Board, a division of Synovus, Columbia College Board of Trustees, South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance as well as the USC Athletic Department Board. Lou and Bill Kennedy were named Ambassadors of the Year by the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce in 2013. They also received the Lexington County Ambassador for Economic Development award in 2014. A graduate of the University of South Carolina’s College of Journalism with a Bachelor of Arts degree, Mrs. Kennedy never shies from the opportunity to cheer on the Gamecocks!

 

Salvation Army Bell Ringing 2017

Here is a brief explanation for the logistics of the “shift” system. Each location should be manned from 10:00am-8:00pm.  The end time for Green’s is 7:00pm.   Typically, we do two hour shifts with two people per shift.  The red kettles are in the businesses and should be set up by the first shift and a driver from Salvation Army will collect the kettles at the end of the final shift.  Let’s all have fun and enjoy the fellowship while raising dollars for the Salvation Army!!!!

Below is a spreadsheet identifying the captains for each day and their contact email addresses. Contact the appropriate party for the times you are available. Thanks to all who have offered to help with this very worthwhile project. 

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Monday, October 16, 2017: Robert Hughes III – President, Hughes Development Corporation

Please join us on Monday, October 16th when we will welcome Robert Hughes III, President of Hughes Development Corporation to our podium.

Robert Hughes III serves as President of Hughes Development Corporation (HDC), a third generation, family owned real estate development firm based in Greenville, SC. HDC has developed and owned projects across the southeast in virtually all product types. Over the last 15 years, HDC has refined its focus to mixed-use, urban developments with a focus on place-making.

Recent projects include Greenville ONE, RiverPlace and the Bank of America Building renovation, all located in downtown Greenville. Currently, HDC’s focus is the 181-acre BullStreet Neighborhood in downtown Columbia, SC. As master developer, HDC is overseeing up to 3.3 million square feet of commercial development and 3,553 residential units, all centered around a new MiLB ballpark.

Prior to joining HDC, Robert worked as Assistant Vice President in sales and trading in New York City for Barclays Capital, after starting his career in the same division at Lehman Brothers. In 2011, Robert left Barclays Capital to pursue his MBA at Columbia Business School with a focus in Real Estate. He graduated with honors in 2012 and received the William J. Heffernan Memorial Award for Service.

Robert is also a graduate of Duke University and the Lawrenceville School. He serves on the Academic Advancement Council for the USC School of Medicine- Greenville, the Artisphere Board of Directors, the Greenville Chamber of Commerce Board of Advisors, the Accelerate Strategic Leadership Council, and is a member of Leadership Greenville Class 40.

About the BullStreet Neighborhood

The BullStreet Neighborhood is a 20-year, 181-acre project to transform the historic S.C. State Hospital site into a vibrant, mixed-use neighborhood district in downtown Columbia, S.C. The state’s first urban gigabit community, BullStreet is home to Spirit Communications Park, where the Columbia Fireflies Minor League Baseball team has hosted more than 400,000 guests to date, as well as the First Base Building (the largest private office building constructed in Columbia, S.C. since 2009), home to Ogletree Deakins law firm, TCube Solutions software company and Founders Federal Credit Union. Bone-In Barbeque restaurant opens in the historic Ensor Building in Fall 2017, the 196-unit Merrill Gardens senior living community is under construction, and 28 residential townhomes are under construction at TownPark at BullStreet, adjacent to the renovated historic Parker Annex office building. The award-winning historic Bakery at BullStreet building is home to the SOCO cowork and event space, the Central Energy Facility is the future home of Downtown Church, and plans are underway for a new USC Health Sciences campus. Smith Branch Creek will be daylighted and run through a 20-acre public park, mitigating flooding downstream. BullStreet contains 125,000+ square feet of commercial/office and retail space and is zoned for up to 3.3 million square feet of commercial use and 3,553 residential units. Follow @BullStreetSC on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and learn more at http://www.bullstreetsc.com.

Monday, September 18, 2017: Pamela P. Lackey – President, AT&T South Carolina

Please join us on Monday, September 18th when we will welcome Pamela P. Lackey – President, AT&T South Carolina to our podium.

Pamela P. Lackey is President, AT&T South Carolina, a position she has held since 2007. She is responsible for the public policy, economic development and community affairs activities of AT&T, the premier integrated communications company in the world. In her role, she works closely with state and community leaders to help bring new technology and jobs to the state and improve the quality of life for all South Carolinians.

Ms. Lackey is extensively engaged in community and civic affairs through leadership roles with numerous local and state organizations. She is currently a co-chair of the Transform SC education initiative, a Past Chair of the SC State Chamber Of Commerce, the Chair of the S.C. Ports Authority Board, having been appointed by former Governor Haley and originally confirmed by the State Senate in 2011. The boards on which she serves include the Business Partnership Foundation at USC’s Moore School of Business, the Palmetto AgriBusiness Council, Hollings Cancer Center Advisory Board, and the International African American Museum Board.  She is the 1st female Chair of the Palmetto Business Forum.