Brandon Busteed of Gallup will deliver keynote address at TransformSC Conference

Keynote will focus on the connection between education, jobs and job creation

Brandon_Busteed PhotoColumbia, SC (Feb 9, 2016) – The Executive Director for Education and Workforce Development at Gallup , Brandon Busteed, will deliver the keynote address at TransformSC’s Spring Conference on March 17 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.

“Brandon Busteed and his work at Gallup speak very clearly to the importance of connecting the education community with the business community.  TransformSC believes that fostering this connection is critical to transforming education in South Carolina.” said Mike Brenan, state president of BB&T and co-chair of TransformSC.  “We are thrilled to bring Brandon’s national expertise to the Palmetto State.”

Busteed’s address, titled “Building the Educonomy: Connecting Educators, Students and Job Creators,” will focus on the importance of connecting education to jobs and job creation. He will also touch on thought-provoking analytics regarding corporate perspectives of higher education.

As Executive Director of Education and Workforce Development at Gallup, Busteed integrates Gallup’s analytics and science on talent selection, strengths, engagement and well-being to improve student success, educator effectiveness and educational outcomes, with the goal of creating a national movement that promotes change in education.

The 2016 TransformSC Spring Conference will bring together educators, business leaders and policymakers from across South Carolina to pushing thinking beyond conventional reforms, to transformation of the learning experience for students. The conference will have three program tracks: soft skills, business engagement and comprehensive, transformational models of learning at the school and district levels.
The conference is organized by the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness.  Business leaders, educators and policymakers are encouraged to attend the 2016 TransformSC Spring Conference. Registration is $90, and tickets may be purchased online here.

About TransformSC

TransformSC, an education initiative of the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness, is a collaboration of business leaders, educators, students, parents and policy makers transforming the public education system so that every student graduates prepared for careers, college and citizenship. TransformSC schools and districts are designing, launching, promoting and proving transformative practices in the classroom.  Currently there are 37 schools and 3 districts in the TransformSC network.  For more information, visit