SC Aerospace Team

Adrianne Beasley


Director of Aerospace Initiatives
SC Council on Competitiveness

  • 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.


Senior Project Coordinator
SC Council on Competitiveness

  • A native of South Carolina and a graduate of the University of North Carolina, Rob Bockman received his bachelor’s degree in English with a focus on British literature and writing for the screen and stage.

    With a background in research and marketing, he now supports the Council’s initiatives and assists with communications to implement strategy and convey to the public the message of the Council.

    Prior to joining the Council, Bockman served as a marketing coordinator for nonprofits in South Carolina and as the Director of Marketing for Lake City, South Carolina. He has five years of experience as a copyeditor, social media manager, content manager, and marketing professional.