MBREDC Board of Directors

The Myrtle Beach Regional EDC Board of Directors works closely with organizational staff to ensure strategic initiatives and goals are met. 35 individuals comprise the board’s membership.

MBREDC Officers

Mike Hagg | Chairman - President, HTC
O'Neil McCoy | Vice Chairman – Senior Vice President, McGriff Insurance, subsidiary of BB&T Insurance Holdings
Jim Apple | Treasurer – President & CEO, Burroughs & Chapin
Marilyn Fore | Secretary – President, Horry Georgetown Technical College

MBREDC Board of Directors – Direct Appointment

Johnny Gardner– Chairman, Horry County Council
Gary Loftus – Councilman, Horry County Council
Steve Gosnell – County Administrator, Horry County
Michael Benson- President, Coastal Carolina University | NESA
Rick Maxey – Superintendent, Horry County Schools
Marilyn Fore - President, Horry Georgetown Technical College
Barbara Blain-Bellamy – Mayor, City of Conway
Mike Hagg - President, HTC
Karen Riordan - President & CEO, Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce
Tony Cox – Commissioner, South Carolina Department of Transportation
Mike Cool – Manager of Economic Development, Santee Cooper
Danny Shelley – President & CEO, Horry Electric Cooperative
Fred Richardson - CEO, Grand Strand Water & Sewer Authority
Verlon Wulf – Chairman of Existing Industry & Business Committee | Owner, Carolina Cool
Gregg Smith - Council, City of Myrtle Beach

MBREDC Board of Directors Classes

Class of 2021 – Term Ends on December 31, 2021

Rick Elliott – President, Elliott Beach Rentals

O’Neil McCoy – Assistant Vice President, McGriff Insurance

Cary Rowell – Financial Planner, Eagle Strategies

Robert Wilfong – PE, Development Resource Group

Class of 2022 – Term ends on December 31, 2022

Jim Apple – President & CEO, Burroughs & Chapin

Alicia Thompson – Legal Professional, Burr & Forman

Neyle Wilson – President, Horry Georgetown Technical College Foundation

Jimmy Yahnis – Owner, The Yahnis Company

Felix Pitts – Director of Business Development, G3 Engineering & Surveying

Joe Bonanno – Co-founder & President, Archetype SC

Class of 2023 – Term ends on December 31, 2023

Robin Agnew – Market President, Bank of America

Cheryl Kilday – President, North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce

Natasha Hanna – Attorney, Law Office of Natasha Hanna

Sarah Smith – Executive Director, Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments

Bruce Bailey – President & CEO, Tidelands Health

Bryan Lenertz – Vice President, Anderson Brothers Bank

Justin Roof – VP/ Business & Commercial Banker, First Citizens Bank

Monica Vehige – Vice President, McLeod Health


Five-Year Strategic Plan

In 2016, the MBREDC Board of Directors approved a five-year strategic plan that will continue to move our organization forward. The plan outlines three major initiatives:

  1. To recruit and retain high quality industries to generate jobs for the citizens of Horry County, resulting in an annual increase of 175 full-time jobs and at least $5 million in private capital investment (stretch goals: 225 full-time jobs, $10 million in investment)
  2. To provide a variety of high quality economic development products (sites and buildings) that attract new and existing industries
  3. To have the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation be recognized as a leader in economic development within Horry County and throughout South Carolina