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TEAM

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Suzanne Dickerson

DIRECTOR OF LOGISTICS INITIATIVES
sdickerson@sccompetes.org

  • Suzanne Dickerson joins the Council after serving for 8 years as the Director for International Business Development at Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR). Suzanne’s experience includes 20 years in the automotive industry: 12 years within BMW working in the fields of corporate sustainability, innovation management and long-term strategic and structural planning.

    She began her career with BMW in Munich Germany at corporate headquarters upon completion of the prestigious Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program. Suzanne speaks fluent German and is also a Fellow of the BMW Foundation Young Leaders Forum. Suzanne serves as Vice President of the multi-state Southern Automotive Women’s Forum and is a Board Member of the South Carolina Automotive Council. Locally, Suzanne is a member of the Greenville Professional Women’s Forum and a Fellow of the Riley Institute Diversity Leadership Program.  In 2015, Suzanne was the recipient of the Clemson Women in Leadership Award.

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Brittany Koester

ASSISTANT PROJECT MANAGER
SC COUNCIL ON COMPETITIVENESS
bkoester@sccompetes.org

  • Since joining the organization in 2014, Brittany has assisted in managing the Council’s business-led education initiative, TransformSC.  She serves as the point of contact with all TransformSC schools and districts and guides interested schools and districts through the application process to join the network. Brittany also assists with two other Council initiatives, SC Aerospace and the logistics industry initiative. She works with the SC Aerospace Education Work Group tasked with identifying gaps in the aerospace talent pipeline to ensure current offerings are aligned and future programs are developed to meet emerging needs, and provides support to the logistics industry initiative to strengthen and develop the logistics industry cluster in South Carolina.

    Brittany earned her master’s degree in public administration from the University of South Carolina, in which she focused much of her research on education policy.  She attended Columbia College on a softball scholarship and received her bachelor’s degree in political science, public affairs, and Spanish.  Her previous roles include working at the SC Department of Education in the Office of Educator Services, and as a paralegal for a law firm in Charleston, SC.  

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SC Logistics receives staff support from the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness.


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Suzanne Dickerson

DIRECTOR OF LOGISTICS INITIATIVES
sdickerson@sccompetes.org

  • Suzanne Dickerson joins the Council after serving for 8 years as the Director for International Business Development at Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR). Suzanne’s experience includes 20 years in the automotive industry: 12 years within BMW working in the fields of corporate sustainability, innovation management and long-term strategic and structural planning.

    She began her career with BMW in Munich Germany at corporate headquarters upon completion of the prestigious Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program. Suzanne speaks fluent German and is also a Fellow of the BMW Foundation Young Leaders Forum. Suzanne serves as Vice President of the multi-state Southern Automotive Women’s Forum and is a Board Member of the South Carolina Automotive Council. Locally, Suzanne is a member of the Greenville Professional Women’s Forum and a Fellow of the Riley Institute Diversity Leadership Program.  In 2015, Suzanne was the recipient of the Clemson Women in Leadership Award.


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Brittany Koester

ASSISTANT PROJECT MANAGER
SC COUNCIL ON COMPETITIVENESS
bkoester@sccompetes.org

  • Since joining the organization in 2014, Brittany has assisted in managing the Council’s business-led education initiative, TransformSC.  She serves as the point of contact with all TransformSC schools and districts and guides interested schools and districts through the application process to join the network. Brittany also assists with two other Council initiatives, SC Aerospace and the logistics industry initiative. She works with the SC Aerospace Education Work Group tasked with identifying gaps in the aerospace talent pipeline to ensure current offerings are aligned and future programs are developed to meet emerging needs, and provides support to the logistics industry initiative to strengthen and develop the logistics industry cluster in South Carolina.

    Brittany earned her master’s degree in public administration from the University of South Carolina, in which she focused much of her research on education policy.  She attended Columbia College on a softball scholarship and received her bachelor’s degree in political science, public affairs, and Spanish.  Her previous roles include working at the SC Department of Education in the Office of Educator Services, and as a paralegal for a law firm in Charleston, SC.  

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SC Logistics receives staff support from the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness.