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Greenville Chamber Announces 2020 Board of Directors, Kevin Poyck Named Chair-Elect

Published Monday, September 30, 2019

The Greenville Chamber’s leadership has elected Kevin Poyck to chair its Board of Directors in 2021. He will take over the highest volunteer leadership role for the Greenville Chamber in 2021. Poyck will serve as chair-elect throughout the next year and will be joined by seven new Board members in 2020.

Poyck, Hubbell Lighting Group President, currently serves on the Board as the Vice Chair of Organizational Effectiveness. He has served on the Greenville Chamber Board of Directors for 3 years.

In his role at Hubbell Lighting, Kevin leads all brands and businesses. Kevin has multi-functional industry experience in product development, engineering, operations and brand management. He joined Hubbell Lighting in 2005. Kevin earned his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Clemson University, is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, and has been awarded four US patents related to automated system design.

“The core principles of strong leadership, mutually-beneficial relationships and community engagement has established the Greenville Chamber as one of the leading champions for economic growth in the region. At Hubbell Lighting we’ve seen first-hand the payoff of this commitment, especially as it relates to accelerating the development of a deep and talented workforce with the skills necessary to succeed in advanced manufacturing and engineering careers,” says Poyck. He adds, “I’m honored to assume a leadership role that will convene local leaders to advance the mission of the Chamber.”  

Seven local leaders will join the Board of Directors in 2020, representing multiple industries.

  • Meliah Bowers Jefferson, Wyche, P.A.
  • Erwin Carter, Newbold Services, LLC
  • Cal Hurst, Southern First Bank
  • John McDonough, City of Greenville
  • Ramon Nieves Lugo, UniComm Media Group
  • Jermaine Whirl, Greenville Technical College
  • Will Whitley, Michelin

Rich Hagins, CEO of US&S, Inc., will chair the Board in 2020. According to Hagins, “I look forward to welcoming new faces to the Board, as well as working alongside fellow Board members in this new capacity. I am excited about the opportunity before us to leverage our position within the largest business organization in the Upstate to carry on the 130-year legacy of building a prosperous Greenville region.” 

The Board of Directors is the policy-making body of the Greenville Chamber. Its members represent the business and professional leadership of the community. New members will begin January 2020. See the full 2020 Board of Directors roster here.

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