Meet the Team
Amy Blinson is a graduate of Presbyterian College and holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of South Carolina. Prior to joining SCPRT, she worked with the South Carolina Department of Commerce for 15 years, where she coordinated various federal and state grant programs and initiated projects in rural communities that encouraged economic growth and development. Amy also served as the Program Director of the Rural Infrastructure Fund, the SC Program Manager for the Appalachian Regional Commission, and Economic Development Specialist for the Community Development Block Grant Program. She is a member of the SC Economic Developer’s Association and an SC Certified Economic Developer.
Ronda Pratt is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a B.A. in Economics and a minor in Business Administration. Prior to joining SCPRT, she worked as a Transportation Planner for the South Carolina Department of Transportation’s Planning and Engineering Division, where she worked with local governments to assess transportation infrastructure needs. She has also worked as a planning coordinator in the Transportation Enhancement Program and the Scenic Byways Program. Ronda is the program coordinator for the Recreational Trails Program, providing technical and planning assistance for grant applicants.
Alesha Cushman is a Lexington High School graduate with over fifteen years of experience in accounting, procurement and grants administration. As the program coordinator for the Parks and Recreation Development grant program, she provides technical assistance for PARD grant applicants. Alesha works with local governments and the General Assembly to ensure financial accountability, proper documentation, and adherence to grant program guidelines.
Rhonda Williams is a Brookland Cayce High School graduate and has twenty five years of experience in business and office administration, with twenty two of those years in state government. Prior to joining SCPRT in 2000, Rhonda served as the Executive Assistant to the Chief of Law Enforcement at SC Department of Natural Resources and as an Administrative Assistant in the Governor’s Office. Currently, as the Administrative Coordinator for the Tourism and Recreation Development office at SCPRT, she provides management and administrative support, and develops, maintains and reviews budget expenditures and procurement activities. In addition, Rhonda serves as a coordinator for both mobile and land line telecommunications for the agency.