Six alumni have been elected to serve on the Presbyterian College Board of Trustees.
“We here at PC are very excited to have these alumni on the board of trustees,” said Bob Staton, PC President. “They bring a wealth of experience and insight that will prove valuable to helping us achieve our mission.”
The new board members are servant leaders in their communities and include:
- Willie Cooper, Jr. ‘81
- Tom Free ‘91
- John Jeselnik ‘73
- Jill Moylan ‘84
- Dr. Holbrook Raynal ‘70
- Brad Spearman ‘85
Cooper, a certified public accountant, has served as an independent accounting and finance consultant since 1996. He has a wide range of experience in the public accounting, nonprofit, and professional services sectors, among others. Cooper has held controller and CFO roles for sports technology, manufacturing, and financial services firms.
Free went on to earn a degree in social science education from the University of South Florida in 1995. He also received EMT and firefighter certification in 2005 and paramedic certification in 2007, all from St. Petersburg College. Free currently serves as a board member for three charities. He helps the Make a Difference Fishing Tournaments continue its mission of providing fishing tournaments for physically and mentally challenged children and adults. As a board member with the nonprofit 50 Legs, Free helps the charity continue to provide prosthetic legs for individuals who are uninsured or who cannot afford the copay associated with obtaining prosthetics. As a member of Thornwell’s Board of Trustees, Free helps continue the nonprofit’s mission of serving children and families in need.
Jeselnik manages timber assets and crop rental as the Principal of EZ Way Farm. He is also engaged in consulting with John Deere farm equipment dealers, primarily in the acquisition and integration of new dealership locations.
After graduating from PC, Moylan went on to earn a master’s degree in English from the University of South Carolina. She worked in administration at USC before starting Home Advantage Realty in 1992. She has served as the Columbia-based residential real estate company’s broker-in-charge ever since.
Raynal attended graduate school at Clemson University for two years after receiving an honorable discharge from the Army. In 1973, he entered the medical school at the Medical University of SC. He graduated from MUSC with an MD degree in 1977. Raynal provided medical services in the local community for 25 years. He served on many committees of the Laurens County Memorial Hospital. He also served as Chief of the Medical Staff when the Laurens District Hospital staff and the Bailey Memorial Hospital staff merged into one.
For nearly the past two decades, Spearman has served as Director of Operations for GlobalTech Industries, Inc. The company is a privately owned consumer goods manufacturer in Cornelia, Ga. Spearman served more than 26 years in the US Army in active duty and in the reserves. Spearman was deployed to Camp Doha, Kuwait from 2002-2003 and is a veteran of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. Spearman retired from the US Army in 2011 as a Lieutenant Colonel.