The board of directors for the Midlands Authority for Conventions, Sports & Tourism, and the Columbia Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau (dba Experience Columbia SC) consists of nine members – five representing the City of Columbia, two representing Lexington County and two representing Richland County.

  • Sammy Hendrix, Chair - Brandon Alexander Associates 

  • Andrew Lucas, Vice Chair - Columbia Cash Home Buyers and Lucas Properties 

  • Jana Medlin, Treasurer - Lexington Wingate 

  • Janice Marshall, Secretary - Clyburn Foundation 

  • Sam Johnson - Nexsen Pruet Law Firm 

  • Amber Martin - PRM Hotel Group 

  • David Erbacher - Hyatt Hotel Columbia - Vista 

  • Rich Harrill - USC - College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management 

  • Rick Patel - SEJWAD

  • Teresa Wilson, Ex Officio - City of Columbia 

  • Lynn Sturkie, Ex Officio - Lexington County 

  • Leonardo Brown, Ex Officio - Richland County