SC Aerospace Team

Adrianne Beasley

ADRIANNE BEASLEY

Director of Aerospace Initiatives
SC Council on Competitiveness
abeasley@sccompetes.org

Adrianne joins the Council after serving as the Program Manager for the University of South Carolina McNAIR Center for Aerospace Innovation and Research since 2013. Adrianne was integral part of the strategic design and build out of the McNAIR Center, which focuses on key areas in advanced composite materials and manufacturing to support the aerospace cluster. As program manager, Adrianne also planned and managed aerospace-related educational, research, STEM and economic development programs.    

Prior to moving to South Carolina, Adrianne worked for HEICO Corporation in Hollywood, Florida, where she was Marketing Manager for the HEICO Parts Group (HPG). HPG is the world’s largest independent supplier of FAA-PMA approved engine and component parts. In her role at HEICO, Adrianne engaged with customers across airlines, overhaul shops, satellite manufacturers, and commercial and defense equipment producers world-wide.

Adrianne has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Finance from the University of South Carolina Moore School. She is certified by the University of South Carolina in Research Administration. Adrianne lives in Columbia with her husband Jack and their son.

A native of Charleston, South Carolina, Wayne graduated with a B.A. from the University of South Carolina and the University of Oklahoma Graduate School for Economic Development. Wayne is married and has two grown children, and lives in Columbia.  Wayne is interested in planes, trains and ships and is a hobby historian.

wayne

WAYNE  FRITZ

Senior Project Manager
SC Council on Competitiveness
wfritz@sccompetes.org

Mr. Fritz retired in early 2014 from a long career at the South Carolina Department of Commerce. His responsibilities included development of new business, both domestic and international, as well as the maintenance of current relationships that were located in South Carolina.  During his career, Mr. Fritz developed a specialization in the aerospace industry. He was the Project Manager that facilitated the $1 billion investment from Toray Carbon Fibers of America in Spartanburg County that created 500 new jobs. This project represents the single largest new investment ever announced for South Carolina.

A native of Charleston, South Carolina, Wayne graduated with a B.A. from the University of South Carolina and the University of Oklahoma Graduate School for Economic Development. Wayne is married and has two grown children, and lives in Columbia.  Wayne is interested in planes, trains and ships and is a hobby historian.