Board of Directors

The board of directors for the Midlands Authority for Conventions, Sports & Tourism & the Columbia Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau (DBA Experience Columbia SC) consists of nine members; five representing the City of Columbia, two representing Lexington County and two representing Richland County.

Directory

Sammy Hendrix, Chair Brandon Alexander Associates
Andrew Lucas, Vice Chair Columbia Cash Home Buyers and Lucas Properties
Jana Medlin, Treasurer Lexington Wingate
Janice Marshall, Secretary Clyburn Foundation
Sam Johnson Nexsen Pruet Law Firm
John Katz Columbia Fireflies, LLC
Amber Martin PRM Hotel Group
Rich Harrell UofSC - Department of Research
Rick Patel Sejwad
Teresa Wilson, Ex Officio City of Columbia
Joe Mergo, Ex Officio Lexington County
Bryant Davis, Ex Officio Richland County

 

The President and Chief Executive Officer of the Midlands Authority for Conventions, Sports & Tourism will oversee the operation and management of all responsibilities delegated to the Authority and the CVB. The current President & CEO is Bill Ellen.

Meeting Schedule

 

The FY 20-21 meeting schedule for the board of directors is as follows at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center:

2020

No meeting to be held in July 2020

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 9:00 AM

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 9:00 AM

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 9:00 AM

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 9:00 AM

No meeting to be held in December 2020

2021

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 9:00 AM

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 9:00 AM

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 9:00 AM

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 9:00 AM

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 9:00 AM 

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 9:00 AM – 2021 ANNUAL MEETING