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 chairman of the Audit Committee and the Bylaws Committee, and is also chair 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 has served as a member of the board for Greenville County Schools and the South Carolina School Board Association, as well as the Steering Committee for the National School Board Association. He has also served on the Advisory Committee for our Northwest Campus.

Jo Watson Hackl

Jo Watson Hackl

Serving since 2015
Jo Watson Hackl, a corporate attorney with Wyche, P.A., is past chair of the Greenville Area Development Corporation, past president of the Greenville County Bar Association, and past president of the Greenville Professional Women’s Forum.

S. Hunter Howard, Jr.

S. Hunter Howard, Jr.

Serving since 2015
S. Hunter Howard, Jr., owner and CEO of The Springs in Simpsonville, has served as a CPA, member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, chairman of the South Carolina Tax Commission, and president and chief executive officer of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce.

Dean Jones

Dean Jones

Serving since 2010
Dean Jones is executive director for the Greenville County Workforce Investment Board and president of the South Carolina Workforce Development Area Administrators Association.

Ray Lattimore

Ray Lattimore

Serving since 2011
Ray Lattimore is the founder and president of Marketplace Staffing Services, Inc., a company headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina. He serves as treasurer for the Area Commission and is chairman of the Finance Committee and Evaluation Committee.

Ray Martin

Ray Martin

Serving since 2010
Ray Martin is retired from the real estate and insurance professions. He has a background in education and serves as chairman of the Marketing, Enrollment, and Recruiting 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.

Coleman Shouse

Coleman Shouse

Serving since 2009
Coleman Shouse is a retired homebuilder and land developer. He serves as vice-chairman of this board and is chairman of the Building and Grounds 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 is active with many community organizations including Greer Relief and Resources and Habitat for Humanity.

Kenneth Southerlin

Kenneth Southerlin

Serving since 2010
Kenneth Southerlin is retired from Greenville County Schools after a 35-year career, including 29 years as principal of Blue Ridge High School. He serves as Secretary of this board and is chairman of the Education and Training Review 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 chairman of this board.