Envision SC Interviews

George Hincapie

George Hincapie

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"

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Anita Zucker

Anita Zucker

CEO, InterTech Group, Inc., Philanthropist

"A high school diploma is only the beginning of an individual's education."

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Walter Edgar

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."

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Richard Riley

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."

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Adam Witty

Adam Witty

Founder and CEO, Advantage Media Group Inc.
Entrepreneur, Author, Lecturer

"South Carolina by nature has to be more entrepreneurial."

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Ken Canty

Ken Canty

Owner, President, CEO; Freeland Construction

"I moved here not to build a bridge. I moved here because I wanted to BE in South Carolina."

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Dr. Lacy Ford

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."

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Dr. Thaddeus Bell

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."

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John Rivers

John Rivers

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."

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Charles Bolden

Charles Bolden

NASA Administrator, Major General U.S. Marine Corps (retired)

"Don't ever be afraid of failure."

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Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke

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"

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Mayor Joe Riley

Mayor Joe Riley

Mayor, Charleston, S.C. (since 1975)

"We have to believe that in South Carolina, we must excel."

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Erwin Maddrey

Erwin Maddrey

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."

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Walter Alessandrini

Walter Alessandrini

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."

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Ray Greenberg

Ray Greenberg

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."

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Josephine Humphreys

Josephine Humphreys

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."

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Kerri Forrest

Kerri Forrest

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."

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John Warner

John Warner

Founder and CEO, Innoventure LLC.; Founder swampfox.ws
Entrepreneur, Writer, Business Executive

"Success breeds Success"

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Brad Wyche

Brad Wyche

Executive Director, Upstate Forever

"We have a treasure of natural resources in our state."

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Hayne Hipp

Hayne Hipp

Former CEO, Liberty Corporation (1979-2005), Founder, Liberty Fellowship

"Our liabilities are the creations of our own minds."

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Judge Alex Sanders

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."

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Linda Ketner

Linda Ketner

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..."

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"I hope and believe this project will inspire our fellow South Carolinians to embrace bold and innovative thinking about our shared future. Envision South Carolina is intended to help us take action—to think about how South Carolina can be a
leader on the world stage."

Dr. George Benson, President College of Charleston & Co-Founder of Envision South Carolina

Dr. Benson

President George Benson College of Charleston Envision SC