Radio Website Header-Waves 6 3.0.jpg
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Transforming South Carolina's Education System

Mike Switzer
Mike Switzer

  If you are a regular listener of this program, you may remember our conversation last year with TransformSC, the recently-formed public-private partnership working to improve the quality of education in our state, something near and dear to parents and the business community.  Today, we have an update on their progress.

Mike Switzer interviews Pam Lackey, president of AT&T – South Carolina and chair of TransformSC.

After almost 20 years, Mike Switzer retired from Wells Fargo Securities in 2001 as Senior Vice President/Investment Officer and Certified Portfolio Manager. In 1999, he and his wife, Maggie, purchased and operated for eight years the Baskin Robbins ice cream store on Forest Drive in Columbia. They grew the store from a bottom-tier operation in the Baskin Robbins franchise system to one in the top 5% nationwide within three years, tripling sales along the way. While operating the ice cream store, Mike and Maggie received patents for a portable ice cream sink and fold-down sneezeguard they invented and in 2002 started Magnolia Carts, an ice cream cart manufacturing company, which they sold in 2013.