John F. Floyd has over forty years of real estate experience. He is a retired SC broker and has his certified shopping center manager (CSM) designation from the International Council of Shopping Centers. John chaired the ICSC’s SC Government Affairs committee for eleven years. John has developed several projects, including the 2,000,000-square-foot South Town Mall in Sandy, Utah, and Hillcrest Shopping Center, a 400,000-square-foot shopping center in Spartanburg, SC. John brought tenants such as Publix, SteinMart, Marshall’s, Chic-fil-A, Ruby Tuesday, Ross, Office Depot, Petco, and Panera Bread to Hillcrest.
John has served on the SC Patriots Point Authority board as well as two terms on the South Atlantic Fisheries Management Council, where he served as chairman. He led the effort to bring the national headquarters of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society to Charleston, SC, and he was the developer for the society’s national museum and national headquarters. He also served as chairman of the society’s national convention and a regional convention. He is a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society’s Citizenship Award. John currently lives at the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, FL. John is a graduate of the University of South Carolina.
Michael McBride, chairman of the board for HMR Veterans Services, Inc., has dedicated the last twenty-five years to serving the elderly in the field of long-term care. HMR Veterans Services, Inc. has approximately 2000 employees managing 2000 skilled nursing or assisted-living beds across four states. In 1993 Mr. McBride contracted to lease six facilities and subsequently formed the company known as Health Management Resources, Inc. In 2010 he led the sale of that company’s portfolio of twenty-one nursing homes, hospice and rehab company, and institutional pharmacy to a private-equity-backed operator. Over the past twenty years, HMR has successfully managed, operated, and/or owned twenty-seven facilities in five states with several thousand employees.
Mr. McBride holds an undergraduate degree from Clemson University and a master's degree in business administration from the University of South Carolina. He previously held the position of president of the South Carolina Health Care Association and is also a member of the board of directors for the American Health Care Association. Mr. McBride and his family live in Greenville, SC.
Jan Childress has been a partner and member of the board of directors of HMR Veterans Services for more than a decade and an active real estate investor since the late 1990s. She was previously the co-owner of a twenty-one-facility nursing home chain and is an owner of a medical supplies business currently serving the eastern United States. Philanthropic efforts are a high priority for Jan and her family. She serves on the Medical University of South Carolina Hollings Cancer Center advisory board and the Cancer Society of Greenville County.
She currently serves on the Clemson University IPTAY athletic foundation board, and she was a member of the executive committee for the Clemson University Will to Lead $1 billion capital campaign. Jan has also served on the Furman University advisory council. In her local community, she is past-chair of Pickens County Meals on Wheels. Ms. Childress lives in Easley, SC. She is a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church and is very active in her community and state.
Brandi Ariail, daughter of Jan Childress, represents the Childress family in many of their business and charitable endeavors. She graduated with a BA in Political Science from Furman University and then began her real estate career as an owner of Houston Childress Real Estate. She was a Realtor in the upstate of South Carolina for over eight years. She currently serves as Vice President of one of the family’s primary investment companies- Crosswalk Holdings, LP.
Brandi serves on the Board of Directors of the Dream Center of Pickens County and is co-Chair of the Marion Smash Tennis Tournament, which benefits the Cancer Society of Greenville County. She was formerly a member of the Board of Directors for the Pickens County YMCA as well as a Young Benefactor of Furman University. She was also a member of the successful capital campaign for the Cancer Survivors Park Alliance in Greenville, SC.
She and husband, Parker Ariail, live in Easley, SC with their twin boys. They are members of Westminster Presbyterian Church and stay very active in their local community. They enjoy travel, food, sports and following Clemson University athletics.