Daryl A. Ferguson, PhD.
Dr. Ferguson is Chairman of the Board of the Santa Elena Foundation. He was part of the initial team that confirmed Santa Elena as the first major European settlement in what is now the United States. He retired in 2005 as the Chairman of the Board for the Hungarian Telephone Company in Europe. Previously he was President and Chief Operating Officer of Citizens Utilities from 1990 to 2000. Citizens Utilities was the largest multi-utility in the nation during that period. Dr. Ferguson conducted research leading to the discovery in 2012 that the coast of Southern South Carolina and Georgia has a relatively low risk for fall hurricanes. This discovery resulted in changes to how the State of South Carolina monitors and regulates homeowner insurance. Dr. Ferguson is also a board member of the South Carolina Competitive Alliance.