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Donald Purcell – SCAA President

Columbia SC Don Purcell is the President of Spring Valley Auto Group.  He is a Commercial Instrument pilot and an past chairman of Richland County Airport Commission.  Currently he serves as President of SCAA.  Other volunteer leadership positions include past chairman and board member Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce,  past chairman and current board member North East Area Council of the Columbia Chamber, past board member and Executive Committee member of the Richland-Lexington Cultural Council.  Purcell is interested in the continued development of aviation in South Carolina and in working with others in the aviation community to increase its awareness and value to the...
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Steven Gould – SCAA Treasurer/Secretary

Steven A. Gould Jr., C.M. Airport Director Rock Hill-York County Airport Steve Gould has been serving as the Airport Director for the Rock Hill – York County Airport since June 2013. Prior to arriving at Rock Hill, he served as the Director of Operations at Collin County Regional Airport (now McKinney National Airport) in McKinney, Texas and as an Airport Certification Specialist at Sikorsky Memorial Airport in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management from the Florida Institute of Technology in 2007. Upon graduation he immediately began his career in Airport Management and Operations. He received his Certified Member designation (C.M.) from the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) in March 2012 and is a member of the Southeast Chapter of...
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Doug Barnes

Lancaster SC – Lancaster County Airport Commission Doug is an instrumented rated pilot, aircraft owner and airport commissioner for Lancaster County. A lifetime member of EAA, AOPA and the SCAA and a volunteer pilot for Angel Flight Soars and EAA Chapter 242’s Young Eagle program. A 1987 graduate of The Citadel with a B.S. in Business Administration....
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Joseph Barkevich

  Columbia – W.K. Dickson & Co, Inc. Joseph Barkevich, AICP, an Airport Project Manager with W.K. Dickson & Co., Inc. for the past 8 years, has been performing Airport Development Planning and Airport Project Management for over 11 years.  Joseph earned a Bachelor’s degree in Geological Science and a Master’s degree in Transportation Planning, both from the State University of New York at Buffalo.  He enjoys helping sponsors of all service levels develop their Airports to maximize their potential and become true economic generators.  His passion for aviation goes beyond his airport development career in that Joseph pilots his own Cessna 182 and can often be seen flying in and out of Columbia for business and...
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Leo Berube

Easley, SC  –  Leo has been active in aviation since 1967.  An alumnus of the State University of New York and the University of Georgia, he holds both a Commercial Pilot’s License and Flight Instructor Ratings (CFI, CFII, MEI) for Multi-Engine Land – Instrument; Single Engine Land – Instrument and Single Engine Sea.  He provides specialty flight instruction, instrument & FTD instruction and proficiency training to certified flight instructors, commercial pilots and private pilots.  He serves on the South Carolina Aviation Safety Council Board of Directors and manages the SCASC Speakers’ Bureau.  He has also served as FAA Aviation Safety Team (FAASTeam) Administrative Board Member in North Carolina and FAA Aviation Safety Counselor, Charlotte FSDO.  An aircraft owner, he is a program facilitator and presenter at SCAA, SCASC, FAA Aviation Safety Team Seminars and CFI...
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Whitney Cain

 Rock Hill SC Whitney Cain has been active in aviation since 1995, and has 30 hours towards his private pilots license.  He served on the Rock Hill York County Airport Commission for 18 years. Professionally he is in medical device surgery sales with Hyman Medical, as the VP of Corporate Sales.  He received his undergraduate degree from Morehouse College, and attended Clemson University in City and Regional Planning.  He later transferred to Boston University where he completed a Masters degree in Urban Affairs with a concentration in Public Policy.  He is a board member of the Rotary Club of the Vista, and a board member of the American Red Cross.  Whitney serves as the Church Moderator for Mt. Prospect Baptist Church, and is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Whitney looks forward to helping the state association expand its reach and in developing more programs that introduce aviation to our...
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Carolyn Donelan

Carolyn is a graduate of Sumter High School and an alumna of the University of South Carolina, where she earned an Associate Degree in computer science, a Bachelor of Science in biology (cognate in chemistry), a Master of Arts in Teaching biology, and a Doctor of Philosophy in science education. She has been a certified educator for over 23 years and currently works full-time for Richland County School District One (RCSD1) as the Lead Flight Director of the Challenger Learning Center and part-time as an adjunct faculty member of the College of Education at the University of South Carolina. The Challenger Learning Center of RCSD1 is an aeronautics and space-themed educational program—a field-study destination for school groups and a summer camp destination for children interested in aviation, robotics, rocketry, and space science. The Center’s Aerospace Education Laboratory is a 24-station state-of-the-art computer lab where each student in the class can “fly” their own simulator, staffed by full-time Certified Flight Instructors. Carolyn is currently a member of the Palmetto State Teachers Association, the South Carolina Association of School Administrators, EAA Chapter 242, and the S.C. Aviation...
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Chris Eversmann

Airport Director – Jim Hamilton – LB Owens Airport (CUB)
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Joe Frasher, AAE

Greenville Downtown Airport Greenville, SC – Joe Frasher has been the Airport Director of the Greenville Downtown Airport since 1983. He graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Aviation Management and obtained his private pilot’s license while attending Auburn.  He later graduated from the University of South Carolina Law School with a Juris Doctor.  Frasher earned his A.A.E. (accredited Airport Executive) designation in 1995. Frasher was recognized in 2008 as General Aviation Airport Manager of the Year for FAA Southern Region. He is a past member of the SC Aeronautics Commission, past president of the South Carolina Aviation Association, an accredited member of the American association of Airport Executives, a member of the Southeast Chapter of AAAE and a member of the SC...
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Greg Hall

 Greer SC – Fairview Airport
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Greg Jones

Greg Jones joined ADC in 1997 as a civil engineering principal. His work portfolio includes site development projects in commercial developments, K-12 schools, higher education institutions, healthcare and military facilities, and infrastructure. In addition to conventional site development, Greg specializes in aviation design with projects that include all aspects of airfields and aviation facilities. In 1985 Greg graduated from The Citadel in civil engineering and in 1992 he received his masters in civil engineering from Clemson University. Greg is LEED accredited and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Construction Specifications Institute, the Charleston Civil Engineers Club and the American Concrete Pavement Association. Greg currently serves on the Dorchester County Planning Commission. Greg and the other partners of ADC Engineering are dedicated to the company’s continued growth as well as its involvement in the community. Greg is an active volunteer at local schools and is a longtime advocate and volunteer for many youth programs. Greg is married to Leslie and has two daughters; Jessica attends Clemson University and Lacey attends Wofford...
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