Greenville Area Development Corporation Adds Four to Board
GREENVILLE COUNTY, SC – November 21, 2007 – The Greenville Area Development Corporation, the county-chartered organization tasked with promoting and enhancing the economic growth of Greenville County, announced the addition of four Upstate leaders to the organization’s Board of Directors.
GADC President & CEO Jerry Howard and Board Chairman Jay Rogers jointly announced the addition of Jo Watson Hackl, Robert E. Howard, Ray Lattimore and Scott Case to serve three-year terms on the Board.
“All four of our new members of the Board of Directors are knowledgeable about the Greenville community and have historically played important, participative roles in helping to attract quality jobs and to Greenville County,” said Howard in making the announcement.
Ms. Hackl is an attorney with the Greenville-based law firm Wyche Burgess Freeman & Parham, P.A., a Trustee of both the Community Foundation of Greenville and The Children’s Museum, and President-Elect of the Greenville Professional Women’s Forum. Long active in civic causes and a member of the United Way Campaign Cabinet, she is a founder of the SPARKS mentoring program and a Liberty Fellow.
Mr. Howard is executive director of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra and a retiring Commissioner of the Greenville Water System. He currently serves on the board of numerous civic organizations including the Community Foundation of Greenville, the Commerce Club and the Rose Ball, and is a past president of the South Carolina Nature Conservancy, Leadership South Carolina and the South Carolina Student Loan Corporation.
Mr. Lattimore is president and chief executive officer of Marketplace Staffing Services and a member of the Board of Directors of the Greenville Transit Authority. He is a founding member and past chairman of the GADC, active with the Greater Greenville Chamber of Commerce and United Way of Greenville County, and a member of the advisory board of BB&T.
Mr. Case is the current Greenville County auditor, a former member of Greenville County Council, and an active supporter of other economic development organizations serving Greenville County, including the Upstate Alliance and Greater Greenville Chamber of Commerce.
The new directors replace Brent Clinkscale, Rick Cauthen and Larry Jackson, all founding members of the GADC who had served on the Board since 2001, as well as Robert Farris, a director since 2005. Since its inception in 2001, the Greenville Area Development Corporation has announced support of 120 major projects representing more than $1.6 billion in capital investment and creating in excess of 7,300 new jobs. Private sector support of the GADC has also reached an all-time high, with 113 investor companies now contributing to the community’s and GADC’s success.
Rogers thanked the four individuals whose terms were expiring for their service on the Board and to the community. “Each of these gentlemen
has played a significant role in helping move forward Greenville’s economic development mission and for that we are immensely grateful,” said Rogers.
For additional information on the Greenville Area Development Corporation, visit them on the web at www.greenvilleeconomicdevelopment.com or call 864.235.2008.
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The Greenville Area Development Corporation is a non-profit organization established by Greenville County Council to promote and enhance the economic growth and development of Greenville County. For additional information, visit them on the web at www.greenvilleeconomicdevelopment.com or call (864) 235-2008.