Artisphere Board Of Directors Welcomes New Community Leaders, Arts Advocates

Greenville, SC- December 2018- The 15th annual Artisphere presented by TD Bank is being planned with the help of nine new board members. The Artisphere Board of Directors is responsible for establishing the direction of Greenville’s nationally ranked fine arts show and raising the revenue needed to execute the three-day, free community event.

2019 Board President, Ed Zeigler of Craig Gaulden and Davis, stated “we are pleased to welcome this stellar class of new board members to the 15th year of Artisphere. We look forward to their energetic and enthusiastic contributions to one of Greenville's finest events.”











Melissa Albergotti

Melissa is the Upstate SC Market Manager for Bank of America where she leads strategic marketing designed to drive revenue growth, employee engagement and corporate reputation.  She is also responsible for community partnerships, sponsorships and philanthropy. Over the course of her career, she has served on numerous non-profit boards chairing many of them.

Neil Batavia

Neil is a Principal at Dority & Manning, P.A. and specializes in intellectual property law. He has lived in Greenville for more than 15 years and has served as a volunteer with a number of organizations in the community.

Charles Dalton

Charles recently retired after a 36–year career as president and CEO of Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative. He has been active in the community, serving on various boards and commissions at local, state, regional, and national levels. A Clemson graduate, Dalton is a strong advocate for the university and its athletic programs. He’s presently a member and past president of the IPTAY board.

Ellis Fisher

Ellis is the Vice President and General Counsel at Inman Mills and previously practiced law in Greenville for nearly ten years.  Inman Mills is one of the leading technical textile manufacturers in the United States, specializing in high-quality fabrics and yarns for home furnishings, apparel and technical uses.

Madison Mckissick

Madison is a Greenville native and a graduate of the University of South Carolina and the University of Georgia School of Law. She joined the Greenville Health System Legal Department in 2014 and currently serves as Associate General Counsel, specializing in laws related to the practice of clinical research and contract law.

Carla Norville

Carla is a dedicated community volunteer and longtime Artisphere supporter with an Education degree from College of Charleston. After living many years in Boston and the Washington, D.C. area, Carla and her husband Mitch are happy to call Greenville home.

Jeff Outten

Jeff is the Director of Change Management at Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP where he leads the implementation and evolution of DHG’s newly established Change Hub. Jeff has 30 years of experience leading change initiatives for companies across the U.S. This experience includes working with large corporations in areas such as strategic planning, complex organizational change, process improvement and leadership effectiveness.

Carl Stecker

Carl is a career entrepreneur and the Founder and CEO of Benefits in a Card, LLC. Before starting Benefits in a Card, Carl had a diverse entrepreneurial spirit founding companies in construction and publishing fields. Carl provides strong support to local non-profit organizations through his service on numerous boards and fundraising efforts.

Jennifer Smith

Jennifer is a business model leader at Michelin North America.  In her role, she has strategic marketing responsibility for small truck fleets in North America. At Michelin since 2007, Jennifer has been responsible for image and brands, marketing communications, advertising and the digital ecosystem for the automotive replacement tire division. Jennifer is a Kansas native and a graduate of Washburn University and in addition to other board participation, serves on the National Roadway Safety Foundation Advisory Committee.

In 2018, the festival attracted an estimated 88,645 attendees and made a $5.8 million economic impact on the community. The 15th annual Artisphere presented by TD Bank is scheduled for May 10-12, 2019. For more information, visit