Meet our ideas panel



Karen Brosius, director, Columbia Museum of Art

Wade Caughman, developer of downtown’s City Club condominiums, Congaree Park

Brad Collins, USC art history professor

Mike Dawson, executive director of the River Alliance, which helps guide development along Columbia’s rivers

Emile DeFelice, owner, Caw Caw Creek Pastured Pork, ran in 2006 for S.C. agriculture commissioner

Fred Delk, executive director, Columbia Development Corp.

Marty Fort, musician, Art Bar booking agent, owner of Columbia Arts Academy/Rock Academy

Tayloe Harding, dean of USC’s School of Music

Larry Hembree, executive director, Nickelodeon Theatre filmhouse

Gerrit Jobsis, Southeast conservation director for the American Rivers organization

Matt Kennell, president, City Center Partnership, which promotes investment in the city’s central business district

Satch Krantz, executive director, Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden

Chuck LeMark, co-founder of Nsuo Water Co., based in Accra, Ghana, and Columbia

Pat Mason, publisher, Carolina Living magazine and co-founder, with his wife, Leyla, of Center for Carolina Living

Harry Miley, economic development consultant, Miley and Associates

Ozzie Nagler, internationally known architect, urban designer

Tom Paquette, manager, USC’s Colonial Center

Rox Pollard, commercial real estate agent, Colliers Keenan

Tom and Jeff Prioreschi, father and son developers of Capital Places condominiums

Doug Quackenbush, architect, Quackenbush Architects and Planners

Tom Savory, architect, Watson Tate Savory

Bill Shanahan, owner, Columbia Blowfish summer-league baseball team

Robert Squirewell, Benedict College booster club president and former trustee

Barry Walker, owner, Mac’s On Main, Mac’s Off Main restaurants

Xiaolan Michelle Wang, owner, Miyo’s, MCafe, MVista restaurants

Robin Waites, executive director, Historic Columbia Foundation

Charles Wilkie, booking agent, All-In Entertainment

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