Meet Our Leadership Team

Dr. Akif Aydin


Dr. Akif Aydin owns several small businesses in South Carolina and Florida. He received his graduate degree from Florida State University’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and received his PhD from Clemson University’s Department of Economics. Serving as a board member on several non-profit organizations and educational institutions, Dr. Aydin is a passionate entrepreneur and educator, promoting positive change through business, community service, and education. He is married and a father of three children.

Joshua Goodwin


Joshua Goodwin is a corporate and political strategist. With almost a decade of experience, he ran and won several campaigns on the local, state and federal levels, structured business development and crisis management plans for multi-billion dollar corporations, and is a former Senior Advisor to several elected officials and a Director of Communications for a member of Congress. By executing market research analytics, having an extensive network, understanding the election process, and raising capital, Goodwin brings business and political acumen on a national scale.