Board Member Bios

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Matt Carter, Chairman

Matt Carter is a commercial and industrial real estate broker, and since 1997, has worked in a variety of capacities in the industry, including sales, leasing, 1031 exchange, finance, sale/leaseback and business brokerage. 

Matt’s community involvement includes serving on the Greenville Transit Authority board of directors, the West End Association board of directors, the Bank of Travelers Rest community board and the Greenville Board of Realtors’ Commercial Steering Committee. He has earned numerous real estate production awards, and is often a CoStar Power Broker.

Matt earned a BA in business from Kennesaw University of Georgia and has supplemented his real estate education by earning his CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) designation, and through active memberships with other organizations, such as the Realtor Land Institute.
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Dr. Julian Reed, Vice Chairman

Dr. Julian Reed is an associate professor in Furman University's Department of Health Sciences and an affiliate of the Prevention Research Center in the University of South Carolina’s Arnold School of Public Health. Dr. Reed holds a doctorate in kinesiology and physical education from the University of Northern Colorado, and in 2008, received a Master of Public Health degree from the University of South Carolina. His research focuses on examining links between the built environment and physical activity, along with investigating the cognitive benefits of physical activity among youth.
Dr. Reed has collaborated on a variety of projects forging community partnerships and health initiatives at the local, state and national levels. His research has been featured in the Journal of Physical Activity and Health, Preventive Medicine, Preventing Chronic Disease and the Journal of American College Health. He is also the principal investigator or co-principal investigator on numerous grants. Dr. Reed is the author of Active Education: Lessons for Integrating Physical Activity with Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies, published by Nova Science, NY. Dr. Reed is also the founder of Actived, an educational technology company using physical activity to teach standards-based education in math, language arts and literacy for elementary school students.

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Trey Fouche, Treasurer

Trey Fouche teaches in and chairs the Outdoor Leadership Department at North Greenville University. He received his M.Ed. in outdoor education administration from Georgia College & State University, and has worked in the experiential/adventure field for over 20 years at a variety of schools and outdoor education centers. In addition to serving as the Greenville Transit Authority finance chair, Trey also serves as chair of the Accreditation Council for the Association for Experiential Education and as Conservation Chair for the Sierra Club - Bartram Group. 
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Pat Dilger

Pat Dilger is principal of Overstreet Studio, a small urban design firm located in Greenville. Her firm specializes in small urban infill land plans, community revitalization, transit-ready villages and a wide variety of urban homes. Some Upstate examples of Pat’s walkable community designs include the Haynie-Sirrine Revitalization Master Plan, the Pendleton West Master Plan, the Randolph Commons pocket neighborhood on Echols Street and the Acadia Master Plan, a 300-acre mixed-use village along the Saluda River.  

Pat has served on several affordable housing boards, including Allen Temple CEDC, Genesis Homes and United Housing Connections, as well as The Warehouse Theatre board.  She brings her urban design focus to the Greenville Transit Authority board, sharing the principles behind the integration of land planning and transit development and helping to anticipate the needs of our community as we grow and change. She maintains a special focus on the integration of agriculture, entrepreneurialism and multimodal transportation alternatives into both infill and green-field projects. 
Pat holds a master’s degree in architecture from Clemson University.  
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Addy Matney

Addy Matney is the senior executive consultant/vice president of community relations for TM Public Relations, and works with non-profits and community groups to strengthen capacity through strategic planning, board development and organizational assessment. Active in numerous non-profit organizations, Addy was chair of The Children’s Museum of the Upstate board of directors from 2014 to 2015, and continues to serve on the board as past chair. She was also the 2015 chair of the Piedmont Health Foundation’s board of directors and a member of the Transportation Study Task Force. In the past, she served the community working with Pendleton Place for Children and Families, the Circle of The Children’s Museum and the Junior League of Greenville, and was a member of the Finance and Worship committees at Mauldin United Methodist Church. Addy graduated with honors from Clemson University with bachelor’s degrees in political science and English.
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David Mitchell

David Mitchell is the founder of Talent Management Solutions, a full service recruiting, professional executive placement and consulting firm, and member of the Greenville Chamber’s inaugural Minority Business Accelerator Program. His community and civic involvement includes serving as the past chair of the Greenville Transit Authority board of directors, former chair of the Greenville Housing Authority board of commissioners, chair and board member of the Friends of Richland Cemetery and former regional membership chair for Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. 

David currently serves on the Greenville Chamber’s Inno-Venture Prism Minority, Small Business Awards and Small Business Diversity committees. He is a graduate of Leadership Greenville Class 36 and continues to work with Leadership Greenville programs as the current chair and as a member of the Selection Committee. Additionally, David recently served as chair of the Greenville County Democratic Party and attends Mount Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church, where he is the church clerk and chair of the Trustee Ministry. 

David received an associate’s degree in business from Spartanburg Methodist College, a bachelor’s degree in business from Limestone College and a master’s degree in human resources from Clemson University. David also holds postgraduate certifications in leadership from Columbia University in New York and organizational development from DePaul University in Chicago.

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Sam Zimmerman

Sam Zimmerman helped to found and incorporate Unshackled Upstate, Inc., an anti-recidivism and transition program for ex-offenders. In addition to being a member of the Greenville Transit Authority board of directors, where he has served as treasurer and finance chair, Sam also serves as vice-chair of the Canterbury Counseling Center and as an executive board member of the Greenville branch of the NAACP. He is also a former Step By Step board treasurer.

Since retiring in Greenville, Sam has been involved in social activism and ordained ministry as an associate pastor at Springfield Baptist Church, where he teaches Sunday school and serves communion with the senior pastor. In 2014, Sam was appointed to the Council of Bishops for the Love Alive International Sanctuary of Praise in New York, NY, and in 2015, was consecrated Ordinary Bishop and Vice Prelate in Kingdom Covenant Network in Baltimore, MD. Sam is a member of the Anointed by God Chaplain Task Force and the Queens (NY) Federation of Churches.
Sam graduated from Greenville Technical College with an associate’s degree in business with a concentration in management, and from Shaw University with a bachelor’s degree in history. He also earned a master’s degree in professional studies and leadership through an online program with Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA and a Master of Divinity degree from the Unification Theological Seminary in Manhattan, NY.