The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce has named SCBIO President and CEO Sam Konduros to the Executive Committee of its Board of Directors. Leadership terms for the Chamber’s officers and board of directors continue through September 2020.
The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce is a statewide organization that promotes pro-job and pro-business policies at the state and federal level. It brings together businesses across the state through coordinated strategies, training opportunities, and networking events to foster a unified voice, with a goal of creating the best business climate possible, and to strategically create and advance a thriving, free-market environment where South Carolina businesses can prosper.
“We are lucky to have a strong group of business leaders guiding the State Chamber for the upcoming year,” said Steve Spinx, Board Chairman of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, in announcing Konduros and others to the Executive Committee. “With their leadership, we will continue the work to improve the state’s business climate.”
Mr. Konduros joined SCBIO in 2017 to build, advance and grow life sciences in South Carolina, expanding its efforts to address economic development, advocacy, integrated marketing, innovation/R&D, and attracting capital. In his career, he has served as Executive Director of the Greenville Health System Research Development Corp., Senior Project Manager for the SC Department of Commerce, EVP with Alfmeier Corporation in North America, and as President/CEO of Upstate SC Alliance. He is a member of boards including the SE Life Sciences Association and Palmetto Conservation Foundation. He has been designated as a Knowledge Economist by SCRA and was awarded The Order of the Palmetto in 2018 the state’s highest civilian award. He holds a B.A. in English from Clemson and earned his J.D. at the University of South Carolina School of Law.
SCBIO (scbio.org) is South Carolina’s investor-driven public/private economic development organization exclusively focused on building, advancing, and growing the life sciences industry in the state. The industry has an $11.4 billion annual economic impact in the Palmetto State, with more than 675 firms directly involved and 43,000 professionals employed directly or indirectly in the research, development and commercialization of innovative healthcare, medical device, industrial, environmental and agricultural biotech and products. The state-wide nonprofit has offices in Greenville, Columbia, and Charleston, and represents companies in the advanced medicines, medical devices, equipment, diagnostics, IT, and healthcare outcome industries.
As the official state affiliate of BIO, PhRMA and AdvaMed, SCBIO members include hundreds of academic institutions, biotech companies, medtech companies, entrepreneurial organizations, service providers, thought leaders, economic development organizations and related groups whose members are leading the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental products that transform how we heal, fuel and feed the world.