George Patrick “GP” McLeer, Jr (Class of ’06) is the Executive Director of the South Carolina Arts Alliance, the only statewide arts advocacy organization. GP leads the organization in efforts to ensure that all South Carolinians have access to quality arts experiences and arts education at the state and federal level through public policy initiatives, public awareness, and advocacy. He also works on leadership development within the sector for artists and arts administrators and collaborates with partners across sectors and the state to strengthen the arts in South Carolina.
GP is also a member of the College of Charleston’s School of the Arts Council and additionally, as a board member for the SC Alliance for Arts Education, steering committee member for the Arts in Basic Curriculum Project, and a member of the Department of Education’s College & Career Readiness in the Arts Task Force. He has previously served on the board, advisory board, or in another capacity for the South Carolina Arts Alliance, the Mauldin Cultural Council, the SC Arts Commission’s Arts Education Task Force, Upstate International, and Art Wall Music Hall.
Richard Coggins is Chief Financial Officer and Director of Span-America Medical Systems, Inc., a Greenville, S.C. based manufacturer of medical products for the long-term care industry. He holds an MBA degree with a concentration in finance from the University of South Carolina and a B.S. degree in Industrial Management from Clemson University. Richard and his wife, Joanne, have five children and are members of St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, where Richard serves on the Outreach Tithe Committee.
Brian Seidel is CEO & Co-Founder at Website Pipeline, Inc., a Greenville, SC based company that designs, builds, hosts, and supports cloud-based front office software solutions that integrate with existing ERP (financial and inventory) software. He holds a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan. He and his wife Lisa have three children, two currently at St. Joe’s and one graduate.