Iris Griffin joins the Columbia Museum of Art’s board of trustees

Columbia, S.C. – The Columbia Museum of Art announces that Iris N. Griffin has joined its board of trustees for the 2019 – 2020 term. Griffin joined the board in August and is the sole new trustee this year.

Iris Griffin

Iris Griffin

As Southeast Energy Group’s vice president of financial management & integration, Griffin is responsible for planning, directing, and overseeing the finance functions for the organization’s operations in Georgia and the Carolinas. Additionally, she has responsibility for the integration of the Southeast Energy Group into the Dominion Energy structure.

Prior to the merger with Dominion Energy, Griffin served as chief financial officer & treasurer for SCANA Corporation as well as vice president of finance; she also held leadership roles in audit services, privacy, corporate compliance, investor relations, and rate and regulatory affairs. Before joining SCANA, she worked at financial consulting firms including Scott McElveen in Columbia and Ernst & Young in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Griffin serves the community on the finance committee for the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and as a member of the board for Central SC Habitat for Humanity. She previously served in leadership roles on boards for Senior Resources and Columbia City Ballet.

Griffin earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting and Master of Accountancy from the University of South Carolina. She is a certified public accountant in South Carolina.

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About the CMA
The Columbia Museum of Art is a charitable nonprofit organization dedicated to lifelong learning and community enrichment for all. Located in the heart of downtown Columbia, S.C., the CMA ranks among the leading art institutions in the country and is distinguished by its innovative exhibitions and creative educational programs. At the heart of the CMA and its programs is its collection, which encompasses 7,000 works and spans 5,000 years of art history. Established in 1950, the CMA now welcomes more than 150,000 visitors annually and is a catalyst for community creativity and education, engaging people of all ages and backgrounds. It is the recipient of a National Medal from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a National Art Education Association award for its contributions to arts education, a National Park Foundation Award, and two Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Governor's Awards for the Arts for outstanding contributions to the arts in South Carolina. In order to serve even more audiences, the CMA recently underwent a transformation. Funded by a successful capital campaign, the two-year renovation project garnered new collection galleries with a progressive thematic layout, new studios for artmaking, cutting-edge program and event spaces, an entrance on Main Street, and a revamped CMA shop. Overall, more than 20,000 square feet of functional space were added to the building’s existing footprint. To learn more, visit

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