Newberry Alumnus Named to Columbia 50 Most Influential 2023

Charlie Banks

L. Charles “Charlie” Banks, Jr. (Delta Epsilon–Newberry ’02) was named to the 2023 Columbia Business Monthly‘s 50 Most Influential Hall of Fame class.

Banks is co-founder and managing director of VentureSouth, an early-stage investment firm with a membership of nearly 600 investors. Based in South Carolina, VentureSouth has invested more than $80 million in over 100 companies.

Banks served the Order as Province Commander for South Carolina from 2013 to 2021, and is a 9-year member of the KAOEF’s Crimson & Gold Society

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