Janet P. Graham

Candidate for:
Horry County Board of Education
(District 7)

Election date: 11/6/18

Contact Info

Janet P. Graham
2207 Hare St
Conway, SC 29526

Phone: (843)349-5070

Education works!


Janet is a native of Conway, South Carolina and a Conway High School graduate. She also received an Associate in Science degree from Horry-Georgetown Technical College (Phi Theta Kappa), a Bachelor’s degree in Finance at Coastal Carolina University (Cum Laude), and a Master’s in Business Administration from Winthrop University. Janet also has experience as a Commercial Insurance Agent. Janet also has more than 15 years of experience working with Bank of America, in both the Commercial Lending and Small Business Banking areas. Since 2004 Janet has been the Area Manager (for both Horry and Georgetown counties) of the Myrtle Beach Area Small Business Development Center (SBDC) located at Coastal Carolina University. Janet received a national award from the Association of Small Business Development Centers (ASBDC) in 2010, being named the State Star for South Carolina. The Center received the 2016 Southeast Region SBDC Center of Excellence and Innovation Award. She also taught a senior level business management course at Coastal Carolina on entrepreneurship (Initiation and Management of the New Business Enterprise) as well as First Year Experience (FYE). She is also a partner, with husband Gregory Graham, of a property management company and a towing company. Janet and Gregory have three children and nine grandchildren.

Currently serving:
Horry County Board of Education (District 7)
-Finance Committee member
-Facilities Committee member
Each One Teach One (E1T1) Board – Coastal Carolina University
Conway Area Chamber of Commerce – Advisory Board
Kingston Lake Baptist Association – Budget and Finance Committee
Adult Teacher – Mt. Zion Baptist Church

• SC School Boards Association (SCSBA) – Boardmanship Institute Training: Level 4
• Certified Business Advisor®
• Certified Economic Development Finance Professional®
• South Carolina Economic Developers’ School
• Certified NxLevel Instructor®
• Certified Profit Mastery Instructor®
• Certified FastTrac® Facilitator, Administrator, Instructor


• Assuring that a first-class education is available to all.
• Developing students into well-rounded citizens.
• Common sense, practical use of tax dollars.

Awards & Honors

• 2017: US SBA Region IV SBDC Excellence & Innovation Center Award
• SC SBDC Excellence & Innovation Award
• SBDC Center of Excellence Award
• FranFit Certified
• 2015 – Conway Chamber Advisory Board
• 2012-Present – Horry County School Board Trustees
Committees: Finance, Facilities
• 2012-Present – Certified Business Advisor
• 2011-Present – Certified NxLevel Instructor
• 2010-Present – Certified Profit Mastery Instructor
• 2009-2011 – Conway Chamber VP Economic Development/ Governmental Relations
• 2010 – State Star South Carolina Small Business Development Center (SCSBDC)
• 2009-2010 – Horry County State Bank Advisory Board
• 2009-Present – Each 1 Teach 1 Entrepreneurship Institute at CCU; Board Member
• 2008 – Conway Chamber Executive Board, First Citizens Bank Advisory Board
• 2007 – Conway Area Chamber of Commerce, Executive Board
• 2006 – Basic Program/South Carolina Economic Development School (graduate)
• 2006-Present – Certified FastTrac Facilitator/Administrator/ Kauffman Foundation
• 2005 – First Citizens Bank, Advisory Board
• 2005-Present – Certified Economic Development Finance Professional/NDC
• 2005 – Panelist: “the Right Side” with Armstrong Williams
• 2000 – State-wide TV commercial promoting Santee Cooper/Awareness Campaign
• 2000 – Santee Cooper internal video introducing company-wide incentive program
• 1998 – Winner – Bank of America’s Bright Idea Award

• 2004 – Graduated Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC
Major: Master of Business Administration

• 2000 – Graduated Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC
Major: Finance
Graduated: Cum Laude
Coastal Scholars Award; Board of Visitors Scholarship, 1998, 1999, 2000; Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society – treasurer; Finance Club 1999, 2000; Finalist – Academic Excellence Award 2000; Certificate of Excellence – 2000 Educational Testing Service Standardized Business Exam, Alpha Sigma Lambda, Coastal Carolina University Faculty Academic Excellence Award, Beta Gamma Sigma

• 1996 – Graduated Horry-Georgetown Technical College, Conway, SC
Major: Science
Graduated with Highest Honors, 4.0 GPA
Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society

• 1991 – Graduated American Bankers Association Pee Dee Chapter
General Banking Diploma
High Grade Award 1990 and 1991