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Board and Staff

Voting Members

  • Greg A. Thompson, Chairman; President & CEO, Thompson Construction Group
  • John M. Brabham Jr., Vice-Chairman; Broker/Owner, John M. Brabham Prudential
  • Jay Davis, Coldwell Banker Cornerstone
  • Chuck Fienning, Retired, Sumter Packaging Corp.
  • Will Holmes, Senior Vice President and Commercial Relationship Manager, First Citizens Bank
  • Tammy Kelly, Agent, State Farm
  • Jack Osteen, Publisher, The Item
  • Jess Williams; CEO, Norman Williams & Associates
  • Earl Wilson; President, The Orr Company


  • Larry Blanding, Chairman, Sumter County Council
  • Gary Mixon, Sumter County Administrator
  • Mayor Joe McElveen, City of Sumter
  • Deron McCormick, Sumter City Manager
  • Rep. Murrell Smith, Delegate, Sumter Legislative Delegation
  • Grier Blackwelder, President, Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce


  • Jay Schwedler, President & CEO
  • George Kosinski, Director, Existing Industry and Business Development
  • Rick Farmer, Director, Communications and Strategic Initiatives
  • Eliza Buxton, Manager, Public and Investor Relations

Black River Spec Building 4
Black River Spec Building 4

This 104,600SF spec facility can cut up to a year off a company’s startup time. Owned by Sumter County and located in Sumter’s Black River Airport Industrial Park, this flexible and expandable facility has all utilities available. Click the photo for details.

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