Aquarium Mission

Our mission is to inspire conservation of the natural world by exhibiting and caring for animals, by excelling in education and research, and by providing an exceptional visitor experience. The South Carolina Aquarium is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. We receive the majority of our funding through the generosity of our donors, members, foundations, and business partners.

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Kevin Mills
President/Chief Executive Officer
kmills@scaquarium.org

Jack Higgins
Vice President/Chief Operating & Financial Officer
jhiggins@scaquarium.org

Kevin Kampwerth
Creative Director
kkampwerth@scaquarium.org

Whit McMillan
Director of Education
wmcmillan@scaquarium.org

Rachel Kalisperis
Director of Husbandry
rkalisperis@scaquarium.org

Courtenay Speir
Director of Advancement
cspeir@scaquarium.org

Brian Brasher
Director of Capital Projects and Facilities
bbrasher@scaquarium.org

Ken SeegerChair 
President, MWV Community Development
and Land Management Group

John DanahyVice Chair 
Former President and COO
of The May Company

Dixon WoodwardSecretary 
Coastal Market President, TD Bank

Bryson GeerAssistant Secretary
Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley &
Scarborough LLP

John “Jack” M. MitchellAssistant Treasurer 
Regional Director, External and
Legislative Affairs, AT&T

Todd Abedon
Co-founder and Chief Operating
Officer, Chartwell Holdings, LLC.

Will Albrecht 
CEO of Sales, Southern Lumber &
Millwork Corp.

Kenneth Bauer* 
President,
Bauer International, Inc.

Charles Claus 
First Vice President,
Morgan Keegan & Company

Larry Colshan
Director of Site Services,
Boeing South Carolina

Jane Eudy
Principal, JRE Holdings, LLC

Duncan Gage 
Former President & CEO,
Giant Cement Holding, Inc.

Randall Goldman 
Managing Partner, Patrick Properties

Erika V. Harrison
Founder, Law Office of Erika V. Harrison

Bruce Hecker
Retired Director of Husbandry &
Facilities, South Carolina Aquarium

Mason Holland
Executive Chairman of the Board,
Benefitfocus.com, Inc.

Reba Huge 
Founder, The Harry and Reba
Huge Foundation

H.D. Larabee 
Retired Executive, PepsiCo

Jay Millen
Executive Vice President
Managing Director, The Carolinas
DHR International

Thompson Penney
President and Chief Executive Officer,
LS3P ASSOCIATES LTD.

David Rivers
Assistant Professor/Director of Public
Information and Community Outreach,
Medical University of South Carolina

H. Del Schutte 
Orthopedic Surgeon,
Medical University of South Carolina

Mike Rousseau 
President and Plant Manager
of Alcoa Mt. Holly

Alexandra Samra
Former Chairwoman,
Bronxville Centennial Committee

Bryan J. Sherbacow
President, Altair Fuels

David L. Simmons 
President and Founder, Simco, Inc.

Catherine Smith
Trustee, Samuel Freeman Charitable Trust

Stephanie Smith-Phillips, M.D.
Dermatologist,
Mount Pleasant Dermatology

John Swink 
Senior Vice President & Senior Regional
Trust Manager, Wells Fargo

David Tigges 
CEO, McNAIR Lawfirm

Jim Twining 
Former CEO of Southern Tide, LLC.

C. Ray Wrenn
Founder, The Wrenn Group, LLC

Jonathan Zucker 
President, The InterTech Group, Inc.

 

* Deceased

Pat Conroy
Author

James FergusonChairman Emeritus
Charleston, South Carolina

William A. Finn
Chairman, President and CEO,
AstenJohnson, Inc.

J. Donald Higgins, Treasurer 
Retired Banker, Harris Bank and
Bank of Montreal

Sheila Hodges
South Carolina Aquarium Volunteer

Peatsy Hollings*
Charleston, South Carolina

Kate Jerome
Author

Robert R. Macdonald
Director Emeritus,
Museum of the City of New York

Layton McCurdy, M.D.
Distinguished University Professor and Dean,
Medical University of South Carolina

The Honorable Robert E. McNair*
Former Governor of South Carolina
Chairman of the Board, McNair Law Firm, P.A.

Mary Alice Monroe
Author

The Honorable Richard W. Riley
Former Secretary of Education,
United States of America Former Governor,
State of South Carolina

Victor Samra, Jr.*Member Emeritus 

Retired Managing Director, Lehman Brothers

Hilton C. Smith, Jr.Chairman Emeritus
President & CEO, East Bay Company Ltd.

Theodore S. Stern*
Charleston, South Carolina

M. William Youngblood, Esq.,
Chairman Emeritus
Partner, McNair Law Firm, P.A.

Jerry Zucker*Chairman Emeritus
Chairman, President and CEO,
The InterTech Group, Inc.

* Deceased