Grayson Kelly

Grayson Kelly is vice president of government and community relations at Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative. Blue Ridge Electric serves over 70,000 customers in five upstate counties of South Carolina with reliable electric service and broadband, high-speed internet through its subsidiary, Upcountry Fiber. In his role, Kelly is responsible for providing strategic direction for the company’s
government, community and philanthropic engagements.

Previously, Kelly served as vice president of institutional advancement at Tri-County Technical College. In addition, Kelly also served as executive director of the Tri-County Technical College Foundation – the state’s largest technical college foundation with assets of more than $32 million – and its real estate holdings company and research subsidiary.

Kelly serves on the board of the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce, Imagine Anderson and the Tri-County Entrepreneurial Development Corporation. He is currently chairman of Leadership South Carolina and secretary of the Anderson County Transportation Committee. He is past president of the Rotary Club of Easley and former vice chair of the Anderson-Oconee-Pickens Mental Health Center Board.

Kelly is a member of the inaugural class of Forty Under 40 presented by GSA Business Report in 2020 and received the prestigious 20 under 40 Emerging Leaders award in 2015 from the Anderson Independent-Mail, he was also honored
with a prestigious Jefferson Award by the Multiplying Good program in 2021. Kelly has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Lander University and a Master of Business Administration from Anderson University. He and his wife, Andrea, reside in Powdersville with their daughter, Finley.


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