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Peter Byford - Chairman

Appointed: 12/08/2014
Term Expires: 09/30/2024

Careers

New Market Tax Credit Program Senior Manager, Tax Advantage Group, LLC B.A., in English, Citadel | J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law | LL.M. in Taxation, University of Denver

Community Involvement

Board Member, The Makers Collective Treasurer of the Advisory Board to the Salvation Army of Greenville Capital Campaign Executive Committee of the Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center
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Racquel E Collier - Vice Chair

Appointed: 10/25/2021
Term Expires: 10/31/2026

Careers

President & CEO at Caliber Real Estate Master of Real Estate Development-Clemson University Bachelor of Arts, English and Publication Studies-Clemson University

Community Involvement

  • Urban Land Institute
  • Habitat For Humanity
  • Greenville Chambers Of Commerce
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Patience Johnson - Commissioner

Appointed: 11/28/2022
Term Expires: 10/31/2027

Careers

TBA

Community Involvement

TBA
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Ericka Reyes - Commissioner

Appointed: 10/25/2021
Term Expires: 10/31/2026

Careers

Vice President-Hill +Knowlton Strategies B.A. Public Relations & Advertising-Loyola University Chicago Micro and Macroeconomics Courses-Johns Hopkins University, SAIS Social Design for Innovation Executive Certificate-University of Pennsylvania

Community Involvement

  • Mission Excellence Award 2021-Awarded for exceptional performance in the development and implementation of a DEI culture change strategy.
  • Mission Excellence Award 2020-Awarded for exceptional performance in pursuit of improving the engineering department's operations and people performance at General Dynamics Mission System.
  • Sabre Award Finalist 2020- Award for developing and delivering communication and change management campaigns to 1,000 managers worldwide for a Fortune 100 consumer healthcare company.
  • Silver Anvil Award Winner 2019: Top prize in the communications industry; supported Petco's removal of artificial food from its shelves through workforce communication and training development.
  • Edelman Team of the Year Award 2019, 2017- Best performing team in the 400-person DC office.
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Rachel Kepley - Commissioner

Appointed: 07/11/2016
Term Expires: 09/30/2025

Careers

Assistant Public Defender for the 7th Judicial Circuit J.D., Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University | Licensed to practice law in North Carolina and South Carolina

Community Involvement

2013-2014: Rape Advocate with Safe Alliance of Charlotte
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Jacqueline Burton Mills - Commissioner

Appointed: 07/12/2021
Term Expires: 10/31/2022

Careers

Teacher of life sciences, including biology, genetics, zoology/botany, and marine science at Eastside High School since 2001. Bachelors of Science Degree-USC Upstate

Community Involvement

  • Has served on the board of Greenville County Science Teacher Association Board and the External Review Committee of the South Carolina Governor's School for Math and Science.
  • Has led in the church various efforts alongside her husband at Mountain View Baptist Church for the past 23 years.
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Catina Abercrombie - Commissioner

Appointed: 10/25/2021
Term Expires: 10/31/2026

Careers

President of the RAB(Resident Advisory Board)

Community Involvement

  • Serves in her church at Paramount Park Baptist Church as an usher on the usher board.
  • A voice and leader in her community who helps residents understand their rights as tenants and the rights of landlords.