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May 15, 2014

New board officers chosen at February meeting

Congratulations to our new board officers, elected at the February board meeting!

Bill Bradshaw is our new chairman, succeeding Rick Mendoza. Bill, a graduate of the University of South Carolina (where he was a starting quarterback and wide receiver) has a diverse business background. He has coached college football, owned and operated a retail camera business and managed a chain of Ace Hardware and building supply stores. In 1995, he sold his interest in a successful financial management and marketing firm for professional athletes, and has since been the president of BTC, a sales, marketing and investment company, and is co-founder of FOS Development, a real estate development company. He is an active member of his church and serves on the boards of Palmetto Health Richland, Gray Military Academy and Kingdom Building Ministries.

Harold Green II, our new vice chairman, joined the Center Board in 2010. He is a Columbia businessman, currently residing in Blythewood with his wife, Andrea, and three daughters. No stranger to community involvement, Mr. Green has participated in various local and national charities. He served for four years as the career development coordinator for the University of South Carolina Athletics Department, Student Academic Enrichment Center. Currently, he is a business partner for Pro-Bowl Automotive Group, LLC. He attended the University of South Carolina, where he starred as a running back for the football team. After college, he played nine NFL seasons for the Cincinnati Bengals, St. Louis Rams and Atlanta Falcons.

Tim Arnold will be treasurer. Currently senior vice president of sales and marketing for Colonial Life, Tim will become president of the company as of July 1. Before 2011 he worked with affiliate company Unum US. He served as chair of the Unum United Way Campaign in Portland, Maine, and served on the Unum United Way Campaign board in Chattanooga. He also served on the board First Things First, which operates a fatherhood program in Chattanooga.

John C.B. Smith Jr. will serve as secretary of the board. He is the owner of John C.B. Smith Real Estate, and is an attorney with Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough. The South Carolina Fatherhood Initiative began and flourished under Mr. Smith's leadership as a member and past chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Sisters of Charity Foundation. He is a graduate of Washington & Lee University, and he received his Juris Doctorate from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1970.