Sergio Aparicio, Economic Business Development Manager for the City of Columbia Economic Development. Sergio and the Office of Economic Development played an instrumental role in the planning process of The Growth Summit to be successful in Columbia.

Economic Business Development Manager, City of Columbia Economic Development Office


We’ve been bringing together some of the movers and shakers in Columbia to help plan and promote The Growth Summit. The Columbia Planning Committee members are leaders in their fields, helping to build a stronger community. We can’t thank them enough for all they are doing to make this an even better event for our attendees.

Ken Yamashiro
Ken YamashiroChief Executive Officer, Media Castle / Midlands Tech College Entrepreneurship Ambassador
Erin Curtis
Erin CurtisOperations Director Soda City
Kevin G. DeLoach
Kevin G. DeLoachHuman Resources Generalist, South Carolina Education Lottery
Tim Goldman
Tim GoldmanSales Director Mutual of Omaha
Caroline Crowder
Caroline CrowderProgram Director USC/Columbia Technology Incubator
Margaret Spaulding
Margaret SpauldingRegional Director, The Office of U.S. Senator Tim Scott
Heather Curtis
Heather CurtisPublic Relations Director, Soda City
Zach Minton
Zach MintonCo-founder, K2 Tech Group
Sean Powers
Sean PowersPresident & CEO, Pinkish Flamingo
Laura Corder
Laura CorderSouth Carolina Department of Commerce
Ainsley Schmidhausler
Ainsley SchmidhauslerSouth Carolina Department of Commerce
Karen Kowalewski
Karen KowalewskiMarketing Coordinator, Guhroo
Kate Huggins
Kate HugginsCEO & Founder, Transience
Adam Jackson
Adam JacksonStaff Accountant, Burkett, Burkett & Burkett CPAs
Colin Griffin
Colin GriffinChief Engineer, Krumware
 Bryan Murdaugh
Bryan MurdaughOwner, Fivable
 Briana Bateman
Briana BatemanOffice of U.S. Senator Tim Scott
Starlitt Miller
Starlitt MillerAccountant/Business Consultant, SAABS