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.
2017 Board of Directors – Seated (L-R): Jim Wilson, Sid Collins, Robert Halfacre, Stephen Steese, Tim Mays. Standing (L-R): Jerry Garrett, Justin Benjamin, Lawson Clary, Benson Overton, Michael Batchelor, Gary Cohen, Ken Hitchcock, Chris Bowers. Not pictured: Trent Acker, Chi Hunter, Stephanie Lackey, Steven Lambright.
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