© 2020 by Columbia Urban League, Inc.


Our Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Francenia B. Heizer, Esq.

Board Chair


​M. Allen Williams, Jr. 

1st Vice Chairperson


​Mike Hartel                                                   

2nd Vice Chairperson


Mike Hartel

Board Secretary


​Brent Reese

Board Treasurer

Our Official Board

​James Bennett 

Area Executive Vice President 

First Citizens Bank 

Ben Breazeale

Senior Director, Government Relations

Charter Communications

Alexis Snipe Campbell 

General Sales Manager 

Glory Communications

Robert Coble 

Attorney  at Law

Nexsen Pruet, LLC 

Holt Chetwood

Market President - Midlands/Northeast

Wells Fargo

Paul Fant ​

Retired President of Carolina  

Gas Transmission & Consultant

​Lauris Finney 

Vice President-SC District 

United Parcel Service 


Terrance A.  Ford

Director - Legislative Affairs

AT&T South Carolina

Hamilton R. Grant

CUL Young Professionals President Grant Business Strategies, Inc.

Tony Grant

Chief Executive Officer 

Grant Business Strategies, Inc. 

Mike Hartel 

Senior Vice President and Market Manager 

Alpha Media 

Francenia B. Heizer, Esq.


McNair Law Firm, P.A. 

Bruce Hughes 


Governmental Programs 

BlueCross/BlueShield of SC ​

​Renee Joye

CUL Guild President

CUL Guild 

​John Katz 


Columbia Fireflies 

Lou Kennedy

Owner, President & CEO

Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation

Willis Langley, III 


Langley III, LLC. dba McDonalds

James K. Lehman


Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP


Dr. Louis B. Lynn 

Chairman & President 

Enviro AgScience

John McClellan

President & CEO  

Absolute Total Care

Virgil R. Miller   

President, Aflac Group Insurance

EVP, Chief Operating Officer

Aflac USA

​Francis “Frank” Mood, Esq. 

​Attorney At Law

Community Member


Rich O’Dell

President & General Manager



Harris Pastides


University of South Carolina

Joseph H. Powers


Market Executive - Columbia SC Market

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

Sean Real

Regional General Manager – South Carolina

Wal-Mart Region 4-South Carolina

Brent Reese, CPA, CITP, CISA 


JD Shirley LLC 

Ron Rhames


Midlands Technical College 

William Scales

Director of Operations

Food Lion

Kelly Seabrook, Esq. 

Attorney & Counselor at Law

Office of Kelly A. Seabrook, L.L.C.​

Martha Scott Smith 

Community Member

Dave Solano 

Vice President & General Manager   

Enterprise Rent-A-Car 

Ray Tanner

Director of Athletics

University of South Carolina

Ronald Tryon 

Chief Executive Officer 

South Carolina United FC

​M. Allen Williams, Jr.

GM & Market Director - South Carolina Market

The Pepsi Beverages Company

Michael O. Williams 

Facility Personnel Manager                              

Michelin North America, Inc.

Isvara Wilson 

Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer

AgFirst Farm Credit Bank 

Lee Xanthakos

Vice President of Electric   

​Dominion Energy South Carolina

Julie Zivony

Vice President & Director of Corporate Learning

South State Bank