Stephanie Amaker

Executive Director

Stephanie, a Columbia native, comes to our team with over 20 years experience in planning and executing events across the Midlands. Her attention to detail, leadership, and personality make her stand out. Stephanie has spent many years serving as Executive Director of a local non-profit, Children's Chance. Her kindness for the community has helped raise tens of thousands of dollars for families going through pediatric cancer.

Lee Pitcovich

Originally from Pine Mountain, Georgia, Lee has been a part of the Columbia event scene for over 13 years. Leading a variety of festivals and working on many events, he hopes to bring more events to our community.

Rebecca Blackburn Hines

Rebecca is the President & CEO of the Greater Chapin Chamber of Commerce. Originally from Charleston, South Carolina, she is an active participant in the Chapin community and has served on a number of boards for both local and state organizations.

James Fennell

As director of the Lexington County Museum since 2007, James (better known as “J.R.” ), loves building community relationships and celebrating the history of the Midlands. He is originally from Walterboro, South Carolina.