The Power Team

R. Andrew Folks

Business Retention and Expansion Manager

Raised in Lancaster, South Carolina, Andrew is deeply rooted in his home state and community. He graduated from Presbyterian College and is a dedicated Alumnus. Andrew earned his Master’s in Mass Communication from the University of South Carolina and enthusiastically follows the Presbyterian College Blue Hose and Gamecocks’ athletic programs to this day. He completed the Executive Seminar at The Buckley School of Public Speaking in May 2018.

After beginning his career in advertising/public relations, Andrew joined South Carolina Power Team in 2008 and has acquired more than a decade of economic development experience. As a valued member of the Power Team, he oversees the business retention and expansion (BRE) program where he spends significant amounts of time in communities across the state, joining electric cooperative personnel in direct meetings with co-op served commercial members. Andrew strives to make industrial expansion more achievable by creating partnerships that enhance the success of companies on the cooperative power system.

Andrew and his wife, Julia, along with their daughter, Isabelle, live in Columbia’s historic Shandon neighborhood. They are members at Shandon Presbyterian Church, where Andrew is an ordained elder and deacon. In addition, he is an active member of the Rotary Club of Five Points, formerly serving as president. Making family a priority, Andrew enjoys spending time with both his and Julia’s extended families.

Andrew invites others interested in Palmetto State economic development to follow him on Twitter at @scandrewfolks.

“No one is more
important to the electric cooperatives than their members. Working alongside them as they care for the industries
and businesses in their service areas is very fulfilling.”

Personal Facts

Things other people say about Andrew

intentional and passionate

Andrew loves…

connecting people to each other, to resources that may help them or to something they might just enjoy!

His most precious time is spent…

with his family.

Interesting Facts…

Andrew has a knack for meeting strangers, on his birthday, who also share that birthday.

Who Andrew was back then…

Andrew did not grow up with a pet inside the house. His love for the two cats his family lives with now can only be described as ridiculous.

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