Elise Bidwell was appointed to the South Carolina Educational Television Commission by Governor Nikki Haley in 2010. She is a local financial advisor with Edward Jones.
Elise graduated, with an engineering degree, from North Carolina State University in 1993. She spent the first five years of her career as a Process and Environmental Engineer with International Paper (formerly Union Camp Corporation). From 1999 until 2007 Elise worked as a part time consultant for ENSR International and as a Pharmaceutical Sales Representative for Astra Zeneca.
In 2007, Elise began her career with Edward Jones as a Financial Advisor. In 2009, she opened her Edward Jones branch in Northeast Columbia. She serves on the key leaders team for her region as the Client Solutions Leader and has served in various other leadership roles throughout the years, including the Diversity and Inclusion Specialist and Recruiting Leader.
Elise is active in her community. She is a past Public Relations Chair, International Chair and Sargent at Arms for the Spring Valley Rotary Club. She also served on the Richland County Transportation Penny Advisory Committee for two years and enjoys raising money for the Charcot Marie Tooth Association, a cause near and dear to her heart. She has been married to Stephen since 1994 and they have two sons, Ethan and Anson.