SC Aerospace Team

SC Aerospace Team

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.

SC Aerospace Team

Brittany Koester

Project Coordinator
SC Council on Competitiveness
bkoester@sccompetes.org

  • Brittany previously worked for the Council from 2014 to 2017. Prior to joining the Council, she worked as a Paralegal, and at the SC Department of Education in the Office of Educator Services.

    Brittany is from Summerville, SC but has lived in Columbia since moving to attend college. She earned a bachelor’s degree in political science, public affairs, and Spanish from Columbia College, and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of South Carolina.

    In her free time, she manages a mobile craft coffee and cocktail bar for weddings and private events.