Event Types
Jan 09, 2018
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Dr. Panu
Jan 30, 2018
Kathryn Smith, Author
Feb 13, 2018
Rose Fotia
Feb 20, 2018
Feb 27, 2018
Steve Wilmot
Mar 06, 2018
Dr. Ray Cox and Ginger Allen
Mar 13, 2018
Rob Cushman
Mar 20, 2018

Michelle Wycoff has joined the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce as Vice President of Partner Advancement & Strategic Development. 

Wycoff has over 20 years of experience in leading teams and client development. She joins the chamber from IBM, where she served as the Global Buyer Lead, leading buyer programs that created insights for IBM’s global teams to drive strategic actions. Previous positions include serving as a senior manager at Accenture, and director of marketing and client services for MarketSource.

Wycoff is a graduate of the University of Georgia and has an executive degree in management of technology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management. She also currently sits on the board of directors for Hospice Care of the Lowcountry.

Michelle Wycoff
Mar 27, 2018

(CH2 August 2011) The Woman with the Magic Wand
It’s a safe assumption that Carolyn Vanagel did not think her next move after leaving as a principal of Korn/Ferry, an international recruiting firm, would be to head up a car show on Hilton Head Island. Growing up in Indianapolis where racing and cars rule the city, Vanagel’s interests focused around natural horsepower, competing in national horse shows in the hunter/jumper division.
After moving to Hilton Head Island, and adjusting to her role as a new mom, Vanagel took on a part-time position with the event as advertising manager. Impressed with her passion and energy, organizers approached her soon thereafter about coming on board as the event’s first executive director. Seeing this opportunity as a challenge to establish the Motoring Festival as one of the top events of its kind while adding to the many attractions Hilton Head offers as a destination, Vanagel accepted and is now leading the force as the event’s president.
Since joining, the event has evolved beyond the typical one-day Concours formula into an overall Motoring Festival experience. 
As a non-“gear head,” Vanagel enjoys building those exhibits that appeal to the vast majority of people. 

Carolyn Vanagel, President
Apr 03, 2018
Brad Tadlock - Fire Chief
Apr 17, 2018

The Honorable Francis J. Bing West served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs. A graduate of Georgetown and Princeton Universities, he served in Vietnam with Marine Force Recon and Combined Action Platoons. He is the author of ten books on national security. These include The Village, that has been on the Marine Commandant’s Reading List for 40 years; New York Times Bestseller The Strongest Tribe, a history of the Iraq War; No True Glory: the Battle for Fallujah; The Wrong War, a History of the Afghanistan War; and Into the Fire, also a New York Times Bestseller and One Million Steps: A Marine Platoon at War. With retired Marine General James N. Mattis, he wrote the forthcoming book, No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy. His articles appear in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Washington Post.

A member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Infantry Order of St. Crispin, West is the recipient of the Department of Defense Distinguished Public Service Medal, the Colby Military History Award, the Marine Corps Heritage Award (twice), the Goodpaster Prize for Military Scholarship, the Father Clyde E. Leonard Award, the Free Press Award, the Marine Corps Correspondents’ Distinguished Performance Award, the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ National Media Award, and the Marine Corps Russell Award for Leadership. He and his wife Betsy reside in Newport, RI and Hilton Head, SC.

Bing West- Author
Apr 24, 2018