Weston Adams III, Nelson Mullins
Weston Adams III is a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s Columbia office. Weston co-chairs Nelson Mullin’s Energy Industry Group and practices environmental, energy, and appellate law. He serves on the S.C. Chamber of Commerce Environmental Technical Committee. He is former board member and chairman of the S.C. Conservation Bank Commission that, during his time on the commission, provided state funding for the permanent conservation of more than 250,000 acres of land in South Carolina.
Weston has acted as lead counsel on the development of a 51 MW biomass renewable energy facility. He has served as lead counsel on the development of solar energy facilities in Maryland, North Carolina, and Rhode Island. He has also acted as lead counsel for a U.S. facility obtaining Green-e approval to certify the client’s facility energy qualified as renewable under the Green-E Energy National Standard. Weston was voted one of The Best Lawyers in America (2011-2015, 2017) and Top Attorney Vote Recipient for Environmental Law for both 2015 and 2016. Weston holds degrees from the University of the South, Sewanee, TN (1987), the University of South Carolina School of Law (1991), and the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (1997). He was also Research Editor for the South Carolina Law Review and he attended the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England.
John Boyd, Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd
Mr. Boyd’s practice focuses on environmental law, regulatory and administrative law, and general corporate law.
Before Haynsworth, Sinkler Boyd, Mr. Boyd worked as an environmental consultant for ICF Consulting, Inc. in Washington, D.C., where he provided regulatory research and support for government agencies including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy, Federal Aviation Administration, Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Justice.
Currently, Mr. Boyd’s practice includes work on one of the largest CERCLA (Superfund) projects in the United States, advising small start-up entities in the renewable energy sector, general regulatory and administrative work and providing advice and counsel to South Carolina public service districts, municipalities and counties on a wide array of matters. His practices also includes zoning issues, corporate entity formation and commercial contracts.
Mr. Boyd was appointed by the director of South Carolina’s State Energy Office to the Wind Energy Production Farms Feasibility Study Committee. This committee submitted a report to the General Assembly and Governor of South Carolina on January 1, 2010, regarding the feasibility of wind energy in South Carolina.
Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, Clemson University's Restoration Institute
Elizabeth Colbert-Busch is the director of development for Clemson University’s Restoration Institute in North Charleston where she works with individuals and corporations to build relationships that will help develop the institute.
Colbert-Busch came to Clemson from the Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) where she was director of sales and marketing for the company’s South Atlantic region. In that position, she was responsible for all trade lane development and implementation of the regional business plan, budget objectives and financial goals, as well as promoting international maritime relations and business activity for the region.
Colbert-Busch graduated from the College of Charleston in 1988 with a degree in intermodal transportation and logistics management. After completing a South Carolina State Ports Authority business development internship, she worked in Washington, D.C, to complete her studies on government maritime relations. She joined the OOCL staff in November 1988.
She was the aide to Henry L. Wen, vice president of public affairs for Associated Maritime Industries Inc., the liaison between OOCL and federal and state governments. She served as chairwoman of the 2006 S.C. International Trade Conference, chairwoman of the Maritime Association Port of Charleston and member of the board of directors of the Propeller Club Port of Charleston, which named her regional member of the year. She was a founding member of the Charleston Women in International Trade and was the first woman voted by the industry as the National Transportation Week Leader of the Year.
Colbert-Busch has served on the College of Charleston’s Business College Alumni Advisory Board and currently serves on the college’s Intermodal Transportation and Logistics Management Program Advisory Committee. She has lectured on ocean transportation and intermodalism, market economy and trends, homeland security industry challenges and recently published an industry article on improving the cargo throughput process under industry dynamic growth and demand on U.S. infrastructure.
She is married to Claus Wyman Busch III and has three children – Mary Legare Middleton, Robert Walker Legare Jr. and Catherine Ann Legare – and two grandchildren.
Todd Delello, Gregory Electric
Todd currently serves as division manager for renewable energy at Gregory Electric Company (headquartered in Columbia, SC) developing projects primarily in the Carolinas and Georgia. He also serves on the SC Solar Council board as Chair – an organization focused on solar education and building a platform for solar industry growth in South Carolina.
While studying for his undergraduate degree in economics, Todd’s career started at the USDA in Washington, D.C., working in the Marketing Orders Administration Branch. After graduating, he spent roughly 15 years in mostly marketing positions for leading companies in the packaged goods and durable goods industries: Nielsen Marketing Research, Nabisco and Michelin. Following this period, Todd began consulting full-time assisting small to medium sized businesses in the areas of marketing and operations. This change in employment provided an opportunity to enter an industry that had interested him for some time: solar energy.
Todd earned a BS in Economics from George Mason University and an MBA from the University of South Carolina. He lives in Greenville, SC, with his wife Viki and their two sons, Luke and Jake.
Emily Felt, Duke Energy
Emily Felt is director of strategy and policy in the distributed energy resources (DER) team at Duke Energy Corporation. Her work focuses on designing comprehensive programs and policies for distributed solar and other DERs for in states served by Duke Energy. From 2010-2012, she managed Duke Energy's compliance with the North Carolina Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard. Prior to that, Emily worked as an industrial business developer for nearly ten years. She is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard University. Duke Energy, one of the largest electric power company in the United States, supplies and delivers electricity to approximately 7 million customers in the Southeast and Midwest. The company also distributes natural gas in Ohio and Kentucky. Its commercial power and international businesses operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a growing renewable energy portfolio. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is a Fortune 250 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK. Duke Energy has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for North America for the ten consecutive years.
Bob Long, SCANA
Bob Long is general manager of resource planning with SCANA Corporation, headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina. He plans the energy resources needed for SCANA's principal subsidiary, South Carolina Electric and Gas, to reliably serve over 660,000 electric customers in South Carolina. He has worked more than 40 years in the electric and gas utility industry and many of those years directing financial and corporate planning for SCANA. He received his college education at the University of South Carolina earning a BS in mathematics and a MBA. He has served in leadership positions on industry committees including Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), American Gas Association (AGA) and Edison Electric Institute (EEI). He currently serves on EPRI's Research Advisory Council, the South Carolina Energy Office Advisory Committee and the Energy Advisory Council of South Carolina's Public Utilities Review Committee. Bob is a board member of the South Carolina Solar Council and Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary and is Chairman of the Palmetto Clean Energy Board.
Mr. Grant Reeves, The InterTech Group
Mr. Reeves is a Senior Vice President with the InterTech Group, Inc. where he has served for the past 27 years as a manufacturing and financial executive with merger and acquisition, corporate finance and strategic planning experience. Mr. Reeves is presently Interim CEO with Circa Enterprises, a publicly traded Canadian company that designs, manufactures, and sells equipment for a broad range of industries including telecom, electrical, and construction. Mr. Reeves also serves as the lead director of H2Pump LLC, an Albany NY clean-tech company that engineers and manufactures innovative technology for recycling hydrogen gas contained in waste gas streams of industrial processes, such as metal treating.
Mr. Reeves previously served from 2005-2013 as President of PBI Performance Products Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of InterTech Group located in Rock Hill SC. PBI manufactures and markets thermally stable and fire resistant fibers used in firefighter bunker gear and polymers used in semiconductor manufacturing. In addition, Mr. Reeves previously served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Galvanic Applied Sciences, Inc., a publicly traded company based in Calgary Alberta that designs and manufactures analyzers and measurement equipment for the natural gas and process industries.
Mr. Reeves is a Co-Chairman of an Advisory Board to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and as served on the transition team for South Carolina's State Treasurer in the area of public pension reform. Mr. Reeves graduated from the University of Georgia in 1978.
Brad Van Meter, Trane/Ingersoll Rand
Brad Van Meter is a Comprehensive Solutions Account Manager for Trane / Ingersoll Rand with over 27 years of experience. His particular area of expertise is in the development of energy savings performance contracts within K-12, higher education, public sector and state agency vertical markets.
Mr. Van Meter has managed project teams, from initial project identification through implementation, on numerous performance contracting projects throughout the Southeast. His role is to identify customer financial and infrastructure needs, assist in the final negotiations of
performance contracts, and lead the project team both during and after the initial contract period.
Brad has been involved in Performance Contracting since 2000 where he led the successful efforts that resulted major sales within South Carolina. Brad was formerly Branch Manager of Johnson Controls in Greenville, SC and was instrumental in providing the LEED commissioning
for the Hipp Hall Classroom Building at Furman University – the first LEED certified building in the State of South Carolina.
He later served as Municipal Utility Solutions Manager for Johnson Controls implementing municipal infrastructure upgrade programs within the United States and Canada. Prior to that, Brad was an industry leader within the Utility Construction realm, pioneering some of the earliest automated trenchless technology and automated tunneling projects within North America.
Mr. Doug Webster, CBRE
Doug serves as a member of the company's Office Group working primarily in transaction and corporate strategy services. Doug specializes in integrating market information, corporate strategic planning, and facilitating the correct strategy to align the client's real estate assets with their strategic business plan. Areas of expertise include site location and production analysis for clean energy production and generation, rooftop leases for solar and wind applications, biomass and landfill analysis for combined heat and power systems and methane recapture, electric vehicle and lithium ion battery research and development, renewable energy analysis, advanced materials and automotive research, carbon footprint and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission analysis for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs.
Doug joined CBRE in December 2000, after serving as Vice President of Brokerage for the Greenville office of Edens & Avant. His area of expertise is the energy and sustainability technology market in North and South Carolina.
Doug is a graduate of Clemson University and has earned his Postgraduate Diploma in Corporate Sustainability from Furman University.
Mr. Jim Woods, Shealy Electrical Wholesalers
Mr. Jim Woods is director of Clean Energy Solutions at Shealy Electrical Wholesalers, Inc. Mr. Woods manages the products, services and programs of our clean energy business for the seventeen branch locations throughout North and South Carolina.
Mr. Woods focuses on commerical clean energy technolcogies which include solar, wind, micro-hydro, electric vehicle charging, wastewater remediation and exhaust air energy recovery.
Mr. Woods also manages Shealy Electrical's electric utility accounts for the eastern portion of South Carolina.
Mr. Woods is very involved with the clean energy and energy efficiency industry in South Carolina and nationally which included being awarded with the honor of Clean Energy Champion of the 2013 for Affiliated Distributors of Noth America.
Including his service as SCCEBA board member, Mr. Woods participates in the following organizations:
Affiliated Distributors of North America
Clean Energy Committee, Chairman-Product Selection Sub-Committee
October 2010 – Present
SBA South Carolina Solar Business Alliance
November 2012 – Present
NCPEV North Carolina Plug In Electric Vehicle Taskforce
Infrastructure Ownership Sub-Committee Chairman
May 2013 – Present