My Carolina welcomes Robert Dozier as Alumni Association President and three new leaders to its Board of Governors
My Carolina welcomes Robert Dozier,’90, as President of the Alumni Association. Dozier will begin a two year term and preside over the 19 -member board. He succeeds Tommy Preston, ’07, as Preston moves into the immediate past president position.
The Alumni Association also welcomes three new members of the Board of Governors: Sam Johnson, Herb Sharpe and Angie Fellers. The new members are respected and engaged leaders who will represent the 300,000 University of South Carolina alumni globally in leading My Carolina
“These outstanding alumni have a deep and longstanding relationship with the University of South Carolina that reflects in their commitment to service,” says Interim Executive Director, Elizabeth Muth, ’05. “They will be a driving force for the Alumni Association’s new strategic plan and help us better serve our alma mater, its students and our devoted alumni.”
Dozier has been in the banking and mortgage industry for over 26 years and currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer of the FHLBank Atlanta. In this role, he oversees member sales, trading and education, government and industry relations, community investment services and corporate communications. The FHLBank Atlanta is a $142 billion wholesale bank serving over 850 financial institution shareholders around the southeast.
Education has played a pivotal role in Dozier’s leadership experiences. He was elected at age 20 to the Richland School District II Board of Trustees, where he served a four-year term, two of those years as Chairman. At the time, he was the youngest school board chairman in the country. Dozier is credited with introducing the first “choice” concept to Richland II. He is also a past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Midlands Technical College. Robert also served on the Palmetto Health Foundation Board, the Midlands Education and Business Alliance, and the State Chamber’s Education and Workforce Development Council and was named to the inaugural class of The State newspaper’s 20 Under 40 in 2004.
Robert is married to Beverly Dozier, a graduate of the University of South Carolina’s College of Education, and they have three children.
Sam Johnson, B.A. ‘11 and J.D. ‘18, of Columbia, S.C. represents the Sixth Congressional District. Johnson consults clients on a variety of issues including community and governmental affairs at Nexsen Pruet – one of the largest law firms in the Carolinas. Johnson is a lifelong resident of Columbia and has coordinated transparency initiatives for the city like the Bull Street re-development and revitalization efforts like Famously Hot New Year celebration. He worked in the Office of the Mayor under the leadership of Columbia’s 36th mayor, Mayor Stephen K. Benjamin, since July of 2010.
Herb Sharpe, B.A. ‘87, holds an At-Large seat in Charlotte, N.C. Sharpe is the Vice President for Public Sector Sales at Philips Lighting. In his role, Herb is responsible for setting strategy and driving implementation of Philips connected lighting business focused on Smart City innovation to leverage digital lighting for safe, inviting and responsible urban environments. Before joining Philips, Sharpe spent more than 20 years in the Telecom and High-Tech sector in various sales and executive leadership roles with Motorola, Cox Communications, Nextel and Sprint.
Angie Fellers, B.A. ’01, holds an At-Large seat in New York City, N.Y. Professionally, Fellers works in nonprofit fundraising and currently serves as a fundraising consultant. She has worked with a variety of organizations including the University of Virginia School of Architecture Foundation, the South Carolina Association of School Administrators and Child Help Partnership in New York City.
My Carolina Alumni Association’s mission is to engage alumni, add value to students and build the brand of the University of South Carolina and Alumni Association. For more information about My Carolina, visit MyCarolina.org.
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