The Board of Directors is the policy-making body of the Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce and its members represent the business and professional leadership of the community. In addition to serving as the governing body of our organization, Board members offer guidance and leadership for program development and community outreach related to public relations, tourism, membership, economic development and public policy. Thanks to these individuals who have made a commitment to serve on our governing board.
2016 Board of Directors (new photo of 2017 Board of Directors is pending)
Seated (L-R): Jan Bowers, Jim Wilson, Michael Batchelor, Justin Benjamin, Tracy Woodruff. Standing (L-R): Stephen Steese, Benson Overton, Sid Collins, Chris Bowers, Tim Mays, Ken Hitchcock, Gordon Brush, Brian Sword, Robert Halfacre. Not pictured: Steven Lambright, Sean Thornton.
Chair: Robert Halfacre, Carolina Alliance Bank
Chair-Elect: Sid Collins, YMCA of Easley, Pickens & Powdersville
Immediate Past Chair: Jim Wilson, Easley Downtown Investments - EDI
Treasurer: Stephen Steese, City of Easley
Secretary: Tim Mays, Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative
2017 Board of Directors
Trent Acker, Worklink Workforce Development Board
Michael Batchelor, VIP Advertising, LLC
Justin Benjamin, BB&T Insurance Services
Chris Bowers, Bowers Emergency Services
Lawson Clary, 5 Point Church
Gary Cohen, Allen Tate Realtors-Gary Cohen
Jerry Garrett, Garland & George-Purveyors of Quality Antiques
Ken Hitchcock, Pickens County Career & Technology Center
Chi Hunter, Kudzu Staffing, Inc.
Stephanie Lackey, School District of Pickens County
Steven Lambright, SERVPRO of Pickens County
Benson Overton, Nationwide Insurance-The Rushton Agency, LLC