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PHONE:

803.200.1910 (SC Office)

518.212.7202 (NY Office)

 

FAX:

803.936.0149 (SC Office)

347.578.8810 (NY Office)

 

EMAIL:

info@southernscholars.org

ADDRESSES

The Dr. Doretha Pressey Southern Scholars Initiative, Inc.

SC Office:

1304 Sunset Blvd, Suite 1084
West Columbia, SC  29169

NY Office:

PO Box 298

New Lebanon, NY 12125

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Mr. Robbie Pressey - Chairman of the Board

Robbie Pressey was born and reared in Denmark SC. He graduated from Denmark Olar High School. He received his BA degree in Business Administration from South Carolina State College (now University). While attending South Carolina State he was blessed to marry his high school sweetheart, Dr. Doretha Pressey. This marital union was extremely blessed with two amazing daughters, Bre and  Snosha, and 35 years of success, adventure, excitement and tremendous love.During his undergraduate years, Robbie Pressey was ordained as an Elder in The Church of God in Christ in the state of South Carolina and shortly after his ordination he received the pastoral appointment for St. Peter COGIC in St Mathew, SC where he pastored for three years. Robbie has held several jurisdictional positions in COGIC. Additionally, He served the national church as a special administrative Assistant to the International Chairman of the Council of Pastors and Elders. (an organization composed of 10,000 pastors and & 40,000 Elders). He is frequently called upon to speak at various congregations.Over the last 31 years, Robbie has been fortunate to work in Corporate America for the following Corporations: Digital Equipment Corp., Dell Computer, Hughes Network Systems (DIRECTV), Motorola, Merck, and currently Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. His career afforded the family the unique opportunity to experience living in six different states. During these 31 years he also earned his MBA from the University of Phoenix and a lifetime certification as Certified Purchasing Manager from The Institute for Supply Management (ISM). His many roles at the various corporations were concentrated in the areas of Purchasing, Strategic Sourcing, Procurement, and Materials Acquisition. Currently he is the Executive Director of Strategic Sourcing and Procurement for Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. Robbie and his global team of 30+ professionals are responsible for contracting, sourcing, and procuring $1B+ goods and services on an annualbasis.While the professional achievements have been incredible for an African American male raised in a single parent home in the rural South, he is most proudof having been the husband to a phenomenal woman and being the proud father of two wonderful daughters: Bre and Snosha with the addition of a 3rd daughter - niece Berdett Coleman.