SC State University to Host President & CEO of Orangeburg County Chamber of Commerce

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

David ColemanSC State University will host executive speaker David Coleman, president and CEO of the Orangeburg County Chamber of Commerce in Orangeburg, S.C., during the University’s Executive Speaker Series (ESS).  The event will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010 at noon in Belcher Hall fourth floor auditorium.

Coleman’s topic will be: “Chamber of Commerce’s Role in Helping Small Businesses Succeed.”

Serving as president and CEO of the Orangeburg County Chamber of Commerce since 2003, Coleman collaborates with business, governmental and economic development leaders to create an exciting future for Orangeburg County. The Orangeburg County Chamber of Commerce has over 650 members and has been serving the business community for 105 years.

Prior to becoming the chief administrator for the Orangeburg County Chamber of Commerce, Coleman served as a school district superintendent in Orangeburg County for 11 years, and in 1997 was involved in the consolidation of eight districts into three.  Previously, Coleman headed the Leadership Academy at the South Carolina Department of Education. Earlier in his career, he was an administrator at both the school and district levels in Pickens County.

Coleman recently completed a three-year term on the board of Carolina Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (CACCE). He also served two years as a member of the Orangeburg County Board of Education.  Currently, he is chairman of the board for the Methodist Oaks, and a member of the board of directors of the South Carolina Festival and Events Association.

Coleman received his undergraduate degree and two graduate degrees from Clemson University and is a native of Clarendon County.

For more information on the ESS, contact Dr. Ann S. Winstead at (803) 516-4864.