South Carolina Chapter President Visits U.S. Congressman

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South Carolina Chapter President, Dexter W. J. Davis, recently visited U.S. Congressman, Jim E. Clyburn (D-S.C.).  One of the most influential Democrats on Capitol Hill, Clyburn is the third-ranking Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives and former Majority Whip. He recently announced he will become the House Assistant Democratic Leader in the next session of Congress in 2023.  Congressman Clyburn is a native of Sumter and has been representing South Carolina’s sixth congressional district since 1993.

Brian Moss

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Dan Watson

Dan was a member of the Clemson track team from 1990 to 1993 where he met James Trapp and Derrick Witherspoon and forged a life long relationship with them. In 2021 he got a chance to be an advocate for them personally helping them navigate their benefits with the NFL. Dan owns his own company Cambridge Financial & Insurance Group based in Greenville SC. Having a background in the insurance and financial field provides former and current players leverage as they navigate their benefits with the NFL.  Dan is passionate about making a difference in his community and is excited to be an ambassador and advocate for the NFL Alumni SC Chapter.  Dan lives in Simpsonville SC with his wife Lynn and two sons Stone and Emory.   

James Trapp

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Gena Pitts

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Patrick Sapp

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Joe Brow

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Tracy Beeks

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Lashea Davis

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Dexter W.J. Davis

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Derrick Witherspoon

Experienced Retail Entrepreneur | Government Contracting Specialist | Real Estate Portfolio Manager*

Derrick Witherspoon brings **over 20 years of retail ownership experience** to the table. After a successful career in the NFL, he transitioned into the business world, making his mark as a managing partner with the **Athletes Foot Franchise** in 2000. In this role, Derrick oversaw the operations of five stores, focusing on day-to-day management, development, and strategic location acquisition.

In 2004, Derrick’s entrepreneurial spirit led him to open an **athletic shoe outlet store** in South Carolina. His dedication and business acumen paid off when he successfully sold the store in 2006. But Derrick didn’t stop there. Teaming up with his wife, he ventured into the world of brick-and-mortar retail by establishing two **Costco liquidation outlet stores**, which they later sold.

Currently, Derrick and his wife are **co-owners of two thriving ventures**:

  1. **GovPros Holdings**: A **government contracting and consulting empire**, GovPros Holdings leverages Derrick’s expertise to navigate the complexities of government contracts. Whether it’s procurement, compliance, or strategic planning, Derrick ensures that GovPros delivers exceptional results for its clients.
  2. **IronSpoon Holdings**: As a savvy real estate investor, Derrick manages a diverse **real estate portfolio** under IronSpoon Holdings. From residential properties to commercial spaces, he combines financial acumen with a keen eye for market trends to maximize returns.

Beyond business, Derrick cherishes his role as a family man. He and his wife are proud business partners and loving parents to **three wonderful kids**.

Connect with Derrick on LinkedIn to explore collaboration opportunities and tap into his wealth of experience in retail, government contracting, and real estate.