Warren A. Darby, Jr.

Primary Focus

  • Strategic Planning
  • Project Management
  • Site Selection
  • Recruitment
  • International and Domestic Marketing
  • Incentive Negotiation


  • Clemson University, BS, Graphic Communication Management, 2000

Previous Experience

  • Senior Project Manager, South Carolina Department of Commerce, 2010-2014
  • VP of Operations, Atlantic Publication Group, 2001-2010

Community Involvement

  • Member, Committee of 100 Board of Directors, Central SC Alliance – 2016-2019
  • South Carolina Economic Developers’ Association
  • Member of Eastminster Presbyterian Church
  • Bradley Elementary School Lunch buddies volunteer
  • Brennen Elementary School Mentorship Program volunteer
  • Rural Development Service Award – 2014
  • Leadership SC – Class of 2017
  • The Advanced Economic Development Leadership Program – Class of 2019

Warren A. Darby, Jr.


Senior Vice President, Global Business vCard
 803.960.1674 803.771.0160 wdarby@scpowerteam.com

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 $1 billion in new investment.

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. 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 Cooperative service territory.

Warren is married to interior designer Shannon Darby (Shannon Darby Design) and is a proud father to their son, Walker and daughter, Taylor.

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.