Prime of Life

Center Stage Speakers Schedule

1:15-1:35 p.m.: David Nelems, Executive Director of Don Ryan Center for Innovation: “Entrepreneurship After 50.”
1:45-2:05 p.m.: Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams, Hilton Head OB/GYN: “Aging Gracefully.”
2:15-2:35 p.m.: Tray Hunter, Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations at Palmetto Electric: “Saving Money Through a Variety of Palmetto Electric Programs.”
2:45-3:05 p.m.: Gerrit Albert, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Hargray: “The Lowcountry Broadband Plan.”
3:15-3:35 p.m.: Jim Buckley, Island Travel, “Making Educated Travel Choices.”
3:45-4:15 p.m.: Susan Street, blogger and founder of

Featured Speakers

Susan Street | | 3:45 p.m.

Noted national blogger Susan Street headlines the speaker lineup on our Prime of Life Center Stage.

Street, who describes her 50+ style as modern and feminine with “a little rocker edge, started her fashion journey on Facebook as a fun way to share her passion. She quickly gained a loyal following and her popular lifestyle fashion blog was born.

Now, 4,529,718 pageviews later, she brings her expertise to our Prime of Life!

Stop by and see Susan Street at the Prime of Life Showcase!

David Nelems | Don Ryan Center for Innovation | 1:15 p.m.

Before becoming the Executive Director of the Don Ryan Center for Innovation (DRCI) David had a diverse professional background.

In addition to stints as a touring rock musician and flying jets for Delta’s corporate division, David’s primary focus was in the market research industry as it relates to technology.  David founded the company ActiveGroup 1999;  the first company to use video streaming over the Internet for marketing research purposes.

David sold his company in 2007. He spent time with his wife and kids, flew a bit more and fished a lot. Deciding it was bad form to fish every day, he decided to look again for a technology or innovative company he could work with. That search led him to the DRCI.

David will be providing insight into entrepreneurship after 50. Come learn from a pro how you can turn your latest idea into a business.