Greenville Chamber Announces 2017 Leadership

2017 Board of Directors and Strategic Cabinet

Published Thursday, October 20, 2016 11:00 am

The Greenville Chamber has announced its 2017 Board of Directors. Brenda Thames, who will serve as the 2017 Board Chair, received approval at the Chamber’s monthly board meeting for the 2017 volunteer leadership line-up on Thursday, October 20, 2016.

According to Thames, “For over 128 years, the Greenville Chamber has served as the initiator, catalyst, convener and leader of so many great advancements for our community. I am honored that these local leaders have committed their valuable time and talent to work with me and the Chamber Team to do what matters for the future of Greenville.”

Chamber President & CEO Carlos Phillips notes, “The work we’re doing requires strong, active leadership from the business, education and economic development sectors of our community. I am confident these local leaders will champion our vision for a globally competitive Upstate economy where businesses succeed and people prosper, in 2017 and beyond.”

The Board of Directors is the policy-making body of the Greenville Chamber. Its members represent the business and professional leadership of the community. The board meets monthly to receive updates on Chamber business and objectives, as well as community-wide initiatives. The Executive Team serves roles specific to Chamber operations, focus areas and strategies.

2017 Greenville Chamber Board of Directors

2017 Strategic Cabinet

Brenda Thames, Greenville Health System - Chair

David Lominack, TD Bank - Immediate Past Chair

Keith Miller, Greenville Technical College - Chair- Elect

Steve Bailey, Merus Refreshment Services - Vice Chair, Business Growth

Phillip Kilgore, Ogletree Deakins - Vice Chair, Business Advocacy

Toby Stansell, Acumen IT - Vice Chair, Economic Growth & Prosperity

Steven Buckingham, The Law Office of Steven Edward Buckingham - General Counsel

Neil Batavia, Dority & Manning - Vice Chair, Talent

Todd Davidson, Nexsen Pruet, LLC - Vice Chair, Diversity & Inclusion

Will Huss, Trehel - Vice Chair, Investor Relations

Leesa Owens, Michelin NA - Vice Chair, Communications & Community Engagement

Adela Mendoza, Hispanic Alliance - Vice Chair, Leadership Development

Jon Chilton, BB&T - Treasurer

Carlos Phillips, Greenville Chamber President & CEO


2017 Directors

Max Allen, Clemson University    

Peter Barth, NEXT   

Craig Brown, Greenville Drive     

Tom Claybaugh, Greenville News           

Elizabeth Davis, Furman University         

Dave Edwards, Greenville Spartanburg Airport

Mark Farris, GADC 

Rich Hagins, US&S, Inc.     

Linda Hannon, Duke Energy         

James Jordon, Jordon Construction     

Craig McCoy, Bon Secours St. Francis Health System

Max Metcalf, BMW Manufacturing Co.  

Kevin Poyck, Hubbell Lighting     

Burke Royster, Greenville County Schools        

Gage Weekes, Hollingsworth Foundation        

Nancy Whitworth, City of Greenville      

David Wilkins, Nelson Mullins      



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