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Elizabeth Colbert-Busch

Co-chair, Economic Development Task Force Business Development Director, Clemson University

Elizabeth Colbert-Busch serves on the Charleston School of Law Maritime Institute’s board of directors; the World Trade Center, Charleston’s Steering Committee; and is a member of the Brookings Institute Metro Export Initiative. She is a founding member of the S.C. Clean Energy Business Alliance and the Lowcountry STEM Collaborative Planning Group and serves on the S.C. Regulatory Task Force Committee for Offshore Wind, the Charleston Regional Development Alliance Stakeholder Committee and the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund’s Offshore Wind Awareness and Advocacy team. She previously served on the board of directors for the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce and was past chair of the S.C. Maritime Association and The South Carolina International Trade Conference boards. She is a motivational speaker on both the personal and professional level. Colbert-Busch also served on the College of Charleston’s Intermodal Transportation and Logistics Management Program Advisory Committee. She has lectured on Ocean Transportation and Intermodalism; speaks at industry events on market economy and trends and homeland security industry challenges; and published an industry article on improving cargo throughput process under industry dynamic growth and demand on U.S. infrastructure. Prior to CURI, Colbert-Busch served as the Director of Sales and Marketing with Orient Overseas Container Line (USA) Incorporated and was responsible for all trade lane development, implementation and execution of the business plan, budget objectives and financial goals. She also managed the promotion of international maritime relations and North America business activity, including the South Atlantic and Gulf regions of the United States and Mexico. She was the company’s governmental affairs liaison for maritime and trade related issues and policy. She is a graduate of the College of Charleston, with a degree in Intermodal Transportation and Logistics Management, and the IEDP (International Executive Development Program) based in Hong Kong for maritime executives worldwide. Colbert-Busch was recently named a Riley Fellow for the Furman University Riley Institute’s Diversity Leaders Initiative.

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