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Colonel Tecumseh (Tee) Hooper

Colonel Hooper is president of Sign Crafters, a sign manufacturing company, located in Greenville, S.C., and also chair of Find Great People, a staffing company also headquartered in Greenville. Previously, he was a partner in a venture capital firm, president of an office products distribution company (Canon copiers and Apple computers), president of a telecom expense management company (software products), and president of an independent Trane HVAC distributor. Colonel Hooper's broad range of financial, operational, and strategic business opportunities gives him a good perspective from which to contribute to the Board at The Citadel.

Board Service
Elected to the Board in 2011; current term, 2011 to 2017

Citadel Committees

  • Communications and Community Relations
  • Operations and Risk Management
  • Strategy, Risk and Governance

Citadel Affiliations and Activities

  • Citadel Alumni Association, Life Member
  • Brigadier Club
  • Greenville Citadel Club
  • Order of the Tartan
  • The Citadel Football Association and Citadel Basketball Association, Member
  • The Citadel Athletic Hall of Fame, Member, Inducted in 1982

Board Affiliations

  • South Carolina Department of Transportation, Chairman, 2003 to 2009
  • Greenville Urban League, Board, Chairman, 2003 to 2004
  • Greenville Chamber of Commerce, Board, 1980’s
  • Greenville YMCA Metropolitan, Board Member
  • Leadership Greenville and Leadership South Carolina, Board Member
  • Greenville Entrepreneur Forum, Member, 2008 to present
  • South Carolina Order of the Palmetto recipient, 2009


  • B.S. degree in Business Administration, The Citadel, 1969
  • MBA, University of South Carolina, 1971


  • Married to Sherry for 44 years, 2 children, 5 grandchildren
  • First Presbyterian Church in Greenville, Member
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