2019 Festival Chair & Board

Chad Echols is the 2019 Come-See-Me Festival Chair. Prior to serving as a Festival Vice Chair in 2017 and 2018, he served as a Team Leader for Tailgate Party & Fireworks, Gourmet Gardens, and the Come-See-Me Road Races.

Chad is the second member of his family to chair the festival. His father, Doug Echols, served as Festival Chair in 1985.

In addition to working with Come-See-Me, Chad is also involved with many other local organizations. He helped found the Cherokee Conservation Corps to support capital funding projects at the Upper Palmetto YMCA’s Camp Cherokee. He currently serves on the Advisory Board for the camp and is also a member of the York County Clemson Club Board. His past leadership positions include roles with The Palmetto School at the Children’s Attention Home, Good Folks of York County, the York County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs, Family Promise of York County, and as an Elder at Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church.

Chad is a graduate of Clemson University and the University of South Carolina School of Law. A member of the South Carolina Bar, he is the founding partner of The Echols Firm in Rock Hill. He and his wife, Anna, live in Rock Hill with their two children.

2018-2019 Come-See-Me Festival Board of Governors

Amelia Anderson, Former Festival Chair
Brandon Berger, Member at Large
Melissa Cassell, Member at Large
Jennifer Childers, Board Vice President
Alice Davis, Board President
Chad Echols, 2019 Festival Chair
Freddy Faircloth, Member at Large
Susan Golder, 2019 Festival Vice Chair
Mike Goodner, Member at Large
Brian Hovis, Former Festival Chair
David Linder, City Representative
Gene Lucas, Member at Large
Neal Miller, Winthrop University Representative
Trey Moore, Member at Large
Nicki Nash, Immediate Past President
Angie Perry, Former Festival Chair
Jodie Roberts Smith, Festival Chair Nominee
Tim Sturgis, Member at Large
Lamar Thompson, Member at Large
Chet Tucker, Immediate Past Festival Chair
Brian Ullrich, Treasurer
Matt Watson, Member at Large
Elizabeth Williams, 2019 Festival Vice Chair
Emily Smith, Festival Administrator

2019 Team Leaders

Chad Echols, Chair
Susan Golder, Vice Chair
Elizabeth Williams, Vice Chair
Becky Ammons
Ragan Anderson
Jim Armour
Jim Austin
Corrie Brannan
Jamie Brannan
Kenny Brazzell
Jane Capel
Jennifer Carlisle
Holly Chavis
Kennedi Christopher
Allison Cleveland
Merritt Croom
Michelle DiEduardo
Kelley Dills
Haydan Erwin
Melissa Faile
Jennifer George
Tom Glenn
Jami Goins
Shelly Goodner
Lindsay Grant
Lee Hamilton
Chris Hood
Whitney Hough
Brad Howey
Drew Jackson
Beth Janicke
Ashley Lang
Jack Leitner
Tara Lewis
Nate Mallard
Shannon Martin
Leah McCraney
Lucas McFadden
Susan Miskelly
Ashley Morgan
Roger Owens
Kayla Oxendine
Tara Park
Ashley Peeples
Jess Peeples
Regina Price
Faith Ramsey
Gina Rogers
Rebecca Rogers
Kelli Shannon
Erica Smith
Kenny Smith
Katie Stacks
Tiffany Staton
Chrissy Steen
Wendy Stewart
Allison Teno
Molly Wallace
Amy Peeler Williams
Jenna Woods
Emily Smith, Festival Administrator

Come-See-Me Festival Past Chairs

1962                C. H. “Icky” Albright
1963                C. H. “Icky” Albright
1964                Joe Wise
1965                Joe Wise
1966                Johnny Gill
1967                Johnny Gill
1968                Charles Cauthen
1969                John Godbold, Jr.
1970                Jim Bowman
1971                Tom McKinney
1972                Ned Albright
1973                ———–no festival———–
1974                ———–no festival———–
1975                Richard Roof
1976                Willie Stephenson
1977                David Vipperman
1978                Joe Lanford
1979                Charles Hall
1980                Mike Bailey
1981                Buddy Grimes
1982                Jack Holeman
1983                Ed Thompson
1984                Harold Peeples
1985                Doug Echols
1986                Linda Williams
1987                Wayne Wingate
1988                Vicki Huggins Cook
1989                Ann Terry
1990                Betty Plumb
1991                Jerry Handegan
1992                Phil Land
1993                John Taylor
1994                Sue Love Boulware
1995                Kim Climer
1996                Bob Norwood
1997                Allan Miller
1998                Moe Bell
1999                Angie Perry
2000                Dan Boone
2001                Jane Hayes
2002                Ann Skar
2003                Sherry Martin
2004                Mikki Rentschler
2005                Jimmy Freeman
2006                Andrea Cooper
2007                Mark Sexton
2008                Margaret Wallace
2009                Cameron “Bubba” Bailey
2010                Catherine Hicklin Faircloth
2011                Matt Watson
2012                Jodie Roberts-Smith
2013                Erika Bell
2014                Brian Hovis
2015                David Williams
2016                Jennifer Childers
2017                Amelia Anderson
2018                Chet Tucker
2019                Chad Echols