- Strategic Planning
- Project Management
- Site Selection
- International and Domestic Marketing
- Incentive Negotiation
- Clemson University, BS, Graphic Communication Management, 2000
- Senior Project Manager, South Carolina Department of Commerce, 2010-2014
- VP of Operations, Atlantic Publication Group, 2001-2010
- Member, Board of Directors, Central SC Alliance
- Member of Eastminster Presbyterian Church
Warren A. Darby, Jr.
A native to Columbia, SC, Warren has lived in South Carolina his entire life. He is a graduate of Clemson University with a degree in Graphic Communications Management with a minor in Business and he is often seen in the office proudly wearing his orange colors after a Clemson victory. Currently, Warren is enrolled to become a Certified Economic Developer in the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) accreditation program.
Before joining the Economic Development profession, Warren worked in marketing and publishing where he served as Vice President of Operations for Atlantic Publication Group, handling day-to-day operations, project management, purchasing, and marketing.
Warren came to South Carolina Power Team from the South Carolina Department of Commerce as a seasoned project manager. He rose quickly at the department to Senior Project Manager and focused on recruiting new industry and growing the state’s existing business. He was responsible for over 45 projects statewide, resulting in commitments of more than 5,700 new jobs and nearly $1 billion in new investment. Warren’s quick wit, industry knowledge, and ability to connect with people make him a great asset to SC Power Team. He joined the organization as Senior Project Manager in August 2014. Warren focused his efforts on project development and management. He played a vital role in decision locations for many companies, including Wyman-Gordon and Dollar Tree Distribution Center. In October 2015, Warren promoted to Vice President, Global Business. He leads the Global Business team and its efforts to attract investment and jobs in SC Power Team service territory.
He is a member of the South Carolina Economic Developers’ Association (SCEDA)—South Carolina’s advocate for economic development professionals and policies affecting the industry.
Warren is married to interior designer Shannon Darby (Shannon Darby Design) and is a proud father to their son, Walker and daughter, Taylor. His family is a member of the Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Columbia and they live in Lake Katherine. Warren’s hobbies involve anything outdoors with his family, especially camping, golfing, hunting and fishing. He is also a running enthusiast, having participated in the Palmetto 200, Columbia Half Marathon, and Savannah Half Marathon.
Things other people say about Warren ...
he is honest, hardworking and the most quick-witted guy you’ll ever meet.
Warren loves …
spending time doing anything with his wife and two kids, live music, golfing, running and anything on the water.
Interesting facts …
his father worked for SCE&G (competing utility) for 30 years.
Who Warren was back then …
graduated Clemson in 2000 and a diehard Clemson fan. But Warren grew up a huge Carolina fan. His father attended Carolina, and his grandfather played for Carolina and is in the Hall of Captains.