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The InnoVision Awards organization expanded its board of directors to increase representation from around the state.  Elected this year for two-year terms; Kella Player Hanna, Program Manager, Academic Innovations at South Carolina Research Authority representing the midlands and state; Julia Linton, Project Manager, Palmetto Tech Bridge representing the Lowcountry and state; Phyllis Martin, Chief Executive Officer at Tri-County Cradle to Grave Career Collaborative representing the Lowcountry and Cian Robinson, President, Robinson Ventures representing the PeeDee area.

Returning board members are Amy Robichaud, Managing Director (retired), Deloitte; Blaine Childress, recently retired from South Carolina Research Authority; Chris Loveless, Director, Integrated Business Solutions, Velux North America; Michael Mino, successful entrepreneur and Adjunct Professor, Clemson University; Richard Nelson, Director, Information Technology Services (retired), The Citadel; Cody Reynolds, Intellectual Property and Commercialization Director, Prisma Health, Health Sciences Center; Hunter Freeman, IP Attorney, Burr & Forman; Jay Gibson, Shareholder, Consulting and Advisory, Elliot Davis, LLC; Erin Ouzts, Director, Upstate Entrepreneur Ecosystem, Ten at the Top; Caron St. John, Ph.D., Professor Emerita, The University of Alabama at Hunstville; Eric Thome, Venture Advisor and Director, VentureSouth Charleston.

nnoVision Awards is South Carolina’s premier organization dedicated to the advancement of innovation and technology.  InnoVision Awards is the only awards program of its kind – a grass roots, volunteer led non-profit made-up of businesses, organizations, universities, and individuals dedicated to finding innovation and technology in products, services, and education from across the state, and recognizing and honoring peers for achievements in their respective fields. InnoVision Awards is the mark of distinction for outstanding leadership, innovation, and technological excellence.



Kelly Player Hanna                         Julia Linton                                Phyllis Martin                            Cian Robinson