Envision SC Interviews
Cyclist (retired), Business Owner; Hincapie Sportswear
"I could live anywhere in the world that I want to, but I can't imagine living anywhere else"
CEO, InterTech Group, Inc., Philanthropist
"A high school diploma is only the beginning of an individual's education."
Dr. Walter Edgar
Retired, Professor, University of South Carolina (40 years), Author, Lecturer, Storyteller
"We've got to invest in South Carolina. That's not a dirty word."
Secretary Richard Riley
Senior Partner of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP and its affiliate, Education Counsel LLC., former Governor of South Carolina (1979-1987), former Secretary of Education under Bill Clinton (1993-2001)
"I would like to see South Carolina become a garden of diversity."
Founder and CEO, Advantage Media Group Inc.
Entrepreneur, Author, Lecturer
"South Carolina by nature has to be more entrepreneurial."
Owner, President, CEO; Freeland Construction
"I moved here not to build a bridge. I moved here because I wanted to BE in South Carolina."
Dr. Lacy Ford
Professor of History, Vice Provost, Dean of Graduate Studies,
University of South Carolina; Author, Historian, Lecturer
"Committing to human capital is the only option."
Dr. Thaddeus Bell
Physician, Founder and CEO, Closing The Gap in Healthcare, Inc., Lecturer
"The healthcare of the state leaves a lot to be desired."
President & CEO Rivers Enterprises; Philanthropist; Entrepreneur, Social Advocate and Fundraiser
"It's really important that everybody who has the ability to invest in their community make that investment."
NASA Administrator, Major General U.S. Marine Corps (retired)
"Don't ever be afraid of failure."
Chairman Dr. Ben Bernanke
Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
"We must invest in our future, by investing in our people"
Mayor Joe Riley
Mayor, Charleston, S.C. (since 1975)
"We have to believe that in South Carolina, we must excel."
President, Maddrey and Associates; Philanthropist
"We have to move the educational needle so that we are training people for $70,000, $80,000, $90,000, $100,00 a year jobs, instead of training them for $15,000, $20,000 or $30,000 a year jobs."
Business Executive, Entrepreneur; former CEO
"I like to say I'm Italian by birth, American by choice and South Carolinian by the grace of God."
President, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Author
"Technology is not the answer to all of our problems, but it can be an important connection."
Novelist, Humanitarian, Educator
"I think it would be helpful if we stopped thinking about the arts in school as play. It's not recess time."
Owner, Social/Creative, Director of Institutional Advancement, American College of the Building Arts, Journalist, Producer, Media Consultant
"I think politicians and the media have lost sight of who they're here to serve. It's the people."
Founder and CEO, Innoventure LLC.; Founder swampfox.ws
Entrepreneur, Writer, Business Executive
"Success breeds Success"
Executive Director, Upstate Forever
"We have a treasure of natural resources in our state."
Former CEO, Liberty Corporation (1979-2005), Founder, Liberty Fellowship
"Our liabilities are the creations of our own minds."
Judge Alex Sanders
Lawyer (retired), Professor, Essayist
"We have the greatest generation of students now in our schools if we just don't stifle them or fail to educate them."
President, KSI Corporation, Philanthropist, Voice of Equality
"I will always fight for the equality of all people on this planet and make sure they get a fair shake..."