Public transport system Charleston, South Carolina Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) recently welcomed Mary Beth Berry, Will Haynie and Stephanie Monroe Tillerson to its board of directors.
"We’re pleased to welcome these three individuals, each of whom possesses a unique skill set and perspective that will help move our system forward,” CARTA board chairman Mike Seekings said.
Berry is a professor at the College of Charleston.
"I’ve lived in both Chicago and Boston and have seen first-hand how essential excellent public transit is to the vitality and well-being of a city,” Berry said. “Charleston is a world-class city and needs world-class transit. I’m honored to be on the CARTA board where I hope I can contribute to achieving that goal.”
Haynie serves on Mount Pleasant's town council and owns a media, marketing and public relations advisory firm there.
“I am a big proponent of public transit,” Haynie said. “We think nothing of spending hundreds of millions on our interstate system or the Ravenel Bridge, which foster private transportation and commerce, but seem to view public transit as some sort of hand out or entitlement. I am convinced that we should invest well in public transit — and it is good for business development by providing workers for a growing economy.”
Stephanie Monroe Tillerson servers as the town administrator for Kiawah Island. She has also served as the city manager for the City of Woodruff in Spartanburg County and brings to the board almost 15 years of administration and planning experience.