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IT-ology Refocuses With New Leadership

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It's been awhile since you’ve heard us mention IT-ology, the nonprofit organization in Columbia working to grow the information technology workforce in our state.  And that’s because, over the past several months, they have been re-tooling their focus and programs and have a new leader.

Mike Switzer interviews Tammy Mainwaring, president of IT-ology in Columbia, SC.

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.