Greenville Technical College Area Commission

Paul O. Batson, III

Paul O. Batson, III

Serving since 1998
Paul O. Batson, III, is an accountant and owner of Batson Accounting & Tax, P.A. He serves as a member of the Finance Committee and the Audit Committee, and is also a member of the South Carolina Association of Technical College Commissioners.

James W. Blakely, Jr.

James W. Blakely, Jr.

Serving since 2014
James W. Blakely, Jr., has worked as a project manager at Huff Piping for over 40 years. He serves as a member of the Building and Grounds, Audit, and Performance and Evaluation committees.

Jo Watson Hackl

Jo Watson Hackl

Serving since 2015
Jo Watson Hackl, a corporate attorney with Wyche, P.A., is chair of the Performance and Evaluation Committee and a member of the Marketing, Recruiting & Enrollment Committee.

S. Hunter Howard, Jr.

S. Hunter Howard, Jr.

Serving since 2015
S. Hunter Howard, Jr. is the owner and CEO of The Springs in Simpsonville. He serves as secretary for the Area Commission, chairs the Audit Committee, and is a member of the Executive Committee and the Finance Committee.

Dean Jones

Dean Jones

Serving since 2010
Dean Jones is executive director for the Greenville County Workforce Investment Board and serves as chair of the Education and Training Review Committee as well as a member of the Marketing, Recruiting & Enrollment Committee.

Ray Lattimore

Ray Lattimore

Serving since 2011
Ray Lattimore is the founder and president of Marketplace Staffing Services, Inc. He serves as vice chairman for the Area Commission and is a member of the Audit Committee, the Executive Committee, and the Performance and Evaluation Committee.

Ray Martin

Ray Martin

Serving since 2010
Ray Martin is retired from the real estate and insurance professions. He serves as chair of the Marketing, Recruiting & Enrollment Committee and is a member of the Education and Training Review Committee as well as the Building and Grounds Committee.

Burke Royster

Burke Royster

Serving since 2012
Burke Royster is the superintendent of education for Greenville County Schools and serves as an ex-officio member of the Area Commission. He is a member of the Performance and Evaluation Committee and the Education and Training Review Committee.

Coleman Shouse

Coleman Shouse

Serving since 2009
Coleman Shouse is a retired home builder and land developer. He serves as chairman of this board and is also the chair of the Executive Committee.

Keith R. Smith

Keith R. Smith

Serving since 2015
Keith R. Smith has been a home builder since 1969 and a realtor since 1972. He chairs the Building and Grounds Committee and is a member of the Education and Training Review Committee.

Kenneth Southerlin

Kenneth Southerlin

Serving since 2010
Kenneth Southerlin is retired from Greenville County Schools after a 35-year career. He serves as treasurer of this board and is chair of the Finance Committee as well as a member of the Executive Committee and the Marketing, Recruitment, & Enrollment Committee.

David Stafford

David Stafford

Serving since 2009
David Stafford is executive vice president, personnel and chief human resources officer for Michelin North America, Inc. He serves as a member of the Building and Grounds Committee and the Finance Committee.