Mike Reichenbach

Mike Reichenbach is owner of Mike Reichenbach Chevrolet, Ford, Lincoln and Volkswagen, operating three auto dealerships in Florence and the Hilton Head Island area. The company has 150 employees and sells about 2,400 vehicles a year.

Mike has a business degree from Bowling Green State University and an MBA from the University of Michigan.

Mike is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College National Security Seminar, a Liberty Fellow and graduate of the Riley Institute Diversity Leadership Initiative. He is also a member of the South Carolina Military Department’s Joint Services Detachment comprised of government, business and other executives assisting the Adjutant General in developing policy.

He serves on the boards of Coastal Carolina Hospital and the Florence-Darlington Technical College Foundation and is a past Florence Chamber of Commerce Businessperson of the Year.

Rob Reibold

Rob Reibold is a shareholder in the law firm of Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, which has offices across South Carolina and roots dating to the late 1800s. Rob has extensive experience working with automotive dealers on issues relating to all aspects of their businesses. He also represents clients on issues including contracts, product liability and unfair trade practices. Rob represents clients both in trials and appeals.

Rob is a graduate of Penn State University and earned his law degree from the University of South Carolina. He is a certified circuit court arbitrator and is admitted to argue cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Among other professional and civic activities, Rob is a member of the National Association of Dealer Counsel and has served in the House of Delegates of the South Carolina Bar. He has served on boards for the Salvation Army and City of Columbia and Keep the Midlands Beautiful. He is a graduate of Leadership Columbia.

Rep. Marvin Pendarvis

Marvin Pendarvis represents South Carolina House District 113 in North Charleston. He works as a criminal defense and personal injury attorney for the Peper Law Firm which has served clients in the Charleston area for 15 years.

Marvin, who also grew up in North Charleston, holds both a bachelor’s degree in political science and a law degree from the University of South Carolina. He serves on the Agricultural, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs as well as the Legislative Oversight committees in the House of Representatives.

His community involvement includes, among other activities, membership in the South Carolina Black Lawyers Association and serving on the North Charleston Zoning Board of Appeals.

He also serves on the board of the Lowcountry Alliance for Model Communities which works for environmental justice and promotes community development in several historically black neighborhoods in the Charleston area.

Jalitha Moore

Jalitha Moore is the director of business engagement for the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce. As part of the Chamber’s business development team, she fosters and cultivates relationships in Spartanburg County through strategic communication and provides assistance to start/grow small businesses.

A native of Spartanburg, Jalitha has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Winthrop University. Jalitha previously worked for U.S. Rep Trey Gowdy as a constituent liaison and was a victim’s advocate for local solicitor’s office.
She is a graduate of Leadership Spartanburg and the Grassroots Leadership Development Institute.

She has served on numerous boards including Patrons Society for Hope for Children and Leadership Spartanburg Alumni Association. She also oversaw the Let’s Unite Community Cookout bringing law enforcement and community together for this annual event.
She continues to serve her community in several capacities including Board Chair for Partners for Active Living, Spartanburg Young Professionals, and other organizations.

Cody Mitchell

Cody Mitchell is a trial lawyer at Lucas, Warr, White & Mitchell, a firm which has been practicing personal injury law in the Pee Dee and the Midlands for more than three decades. Cody is managing attorney for the firm’s Hartsville office.

He also serves as municipal judge for the City of Hartsville, setting bonds for cases and holding trials for traffic violations and other minor crimes. He is also a military prosecutor for the South Carolina Army National Guard handling cases statewide.

Cody earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Presbyterian College and law degree from the University of South Carolina.

He sits on the Presbyterian College Board of Trustees, is a staff member for Palmetto Boys State and a board member of Darlington County Habitat for Humanity. He also sits on the boards of the South Carolina Association for Justice and the South Carolina Bar Military and Veterans Law Section.

Chunsta Miller

Chunsta Miller is general manager of both the Anderson Mall in Anderson and the Mall of Georgia Crossing, in Buford, Ga., both of which are operated by the Washington Prime Group property firm.

In Anderson, she oversees the day-to-day operations of the 670,000-square-foot mall serving a metro area of almost 200,000. The outdoor Mall of Georgia Crossing is northeast of Atlanta. In addition to other responsibilities, Chunsta oversees leasing, marketing, mall sponsorship and special events at the malls.

Chunsta has a bachelor’s degree in business management and marketing from Converse College. Prior to her job at Washington Prime, she worked in store management at Belk.

Chunsta is a past chairman of the board of the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce. She has also served on the board of the United Way of Greenwood and Abbeville Counties as well as the board of the statewide Healthy Learners organization. She is a graduate of Leadership Greenwood.

Jennifer McEwen

Jennifer McEwen is Director of Cultural Affairs for the Town of Hilton Head Island. Her job entails developing and promoting the resort island’s entertainment, arts, cultural and heritage assets as well as identifying new opportunities for cultural development.

The island on the southern tip of South Carolina has 10 public arts installations and 11 locations on the National Register of Historic Places. In addition, Hilton Head hosts 32 festivals each year as well as hundreds of jazz and theater performances.

A native of Connecticut, Jennifer has a bachelor’s degree in music from the University of North Carolina and a master’s in Arts Administration from the University of New Orleans.

Prior to working on Hilton Head, Jennifer worked in the arts in Atlanta, most recently as the executive director of Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theater Company. She has participated in the National Arts Strategies Chief Executive Program, a national professional development for leaders of cultural organizations.

Bob Livingston III

Bob Livingston is general manager at Gregory Electric Company, based in West Columbia. For 70 years the company, with offices in both Carolinas, has provided electrical, mechanical, and communication services for various business customers – industrial, commercial and utilities.

As general manager, Bob oversees the company’s design, building, upgrade and servicing of electrical, telecommunication, data and control systems. The company, with 360 employees, also installs solar and water features.

Bob has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of South Carolina and an MBA from Georgia Tech. Prior to working at Gregory, Bob was a commercial lines underwriter for Cincinnati Financial.

Chanda Jefferson

Chanda Jefferson is the 2020 Teacher of the Year in South Carolina. A native of Beech Island, S.C., she has taught for almost a decade in public schools across the state. When selected Teacher of the Year, she was teaching biology and serving as the chairman of the Science Department at Fairfield Central High School in Winnsboro.

Chanda has a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s in teaching secondary science from the University of South Carolina. She also has a master’s in education from Columbia University.

Chanda has been selected for the Princeton University Molecular Biology Institute, the NASA Airborne Research Experience for Educators and the Siemens Teachers as Researchers Institute at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. She also received a grant to attend the Amazon Educator Academy and conducted research in the rainforest. She has served as a network partner for the National Human Genome Research Institute.

Linda Jameison

Linda Jameison is assistant vice president for student support and engagement at Tri-County Technical College in Pendleton. Linda oversees departments and programs that support students, among them the registrar, library, tutoring, testing, student life and programs for veterans and those with disabilities. The college has an enrollment of about 9,000 students who pursue studies in 70 majors offered at four campuses and online.

Linda has a bachelor’s degree in clothing studies from Syracuse University and a master’s in education counseling from Clemson University. She previously worked at Presbyterian College where she was a dean of student development. Earlier, she led a design team that designed uniforms for the inaugural season of the Women’s National Basketball Association.

Jameison, who lives in Greenville, is president of the South Carolina College Personnel Association. She is a board member of the United Way of Anderson County and a graduate of Leadership Laurens County.

Joey Jaco

Joey Jaco is the director of utility operations for the City of Columbia. He oversees a water system providing 150 million gallons of water a day to 375,000 customers in Columbia and in Richland and Lexington counties.

Joey, who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering from the University of South Carolina, oversaw the city’s recovery from damage to its water system during the 1,000-year flood of 2015.

Joey previously worked as director of utilities and engineering for the city and earlier as city engineer. A registered professional engineer and certified floodplain manager, Joey is active in the American Society of Civil Engineers, American Water Works Association and the Association of State Floodplain Managers. He is an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina.

Joey is also president of the We Are Olympia Neighborhood Association, the former mill village area of Columbia where he grew up.

Col. Chris Hyman

Col. Chris Hyman is the Director of Plans, Operations and Training for the South Carolina Army National Guard. Chris serves as the primary staff officer for the state Adjutant General in, among other duties, formulating plans and policies, budgeting, oversight of training facilities and training and overseeing programs that require interaction with civilian agencies. The Guard has about 9,000 personnel in the state.

Chris lives in Lexington and has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Francis Marion University and also earned a master’s in strategic leadership.

He is a past president of the National Guard Association of South Carolina and of the Palmetto Military Academy Association. He is a member of the Army Engineer Association and is active in the VFW.


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