Greenville, S.C. Economic Development Organization Names New Officers, Adds Three to Board

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Noted attorney to chair 2020-2021 Greenville Area Development Corporation Board

GREENVILLE, S.C. - eTradeWire -- The Greenville Area Development Corporation (GADC), charged with promoting and enhancing quality of life in Greenville County, S.C. by facilitating job growth and investment, has named Tom Epting as Chairman of its Board of Directors for 2020-2021. Joining him as officers are Don Erickson as Vice Chair, Roy Chamlee as Secretary, and Scott Case as Treasurer.

Simultaneously, the GADC has announced that prominent business leaders Jim Burns, Marshall Franklin, and Chad Tumblin have been appointed by Greenville County Council to three-year terms on the GADC Board.  All terms begin July 1, 2020.

"Since its founding by Greenville County Council in 2001, the GADC has been recognized as a highly effective economic development organization for our community, and one capable of fully leveraging the resources of the SC Department of Commerce, Upstate Alliance, Greenville Chamber, and other economic development allies across our region," said Chairman of Greenville County Council H. G. (Butch) Kirven, Jr.  "County Council appreciates these talented leaders who help to guide our County's economic development efforts to attract and grow industry and enterprise here, along with increasing per capita income, capital investment, and economic opportunity for all segments of our population."

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Mr. Epting, an attorney, is a partner in the law firm of Fox Rothschild LLP and focuses his legal practice on intellectual property and government contracting and related business transactions. He was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Judge Advocate General's Corps of the U.S. Air Force Reserves, a Patent Examiner for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and Vice Chairman of the Greenville County Research & Technological Development Corporation. Mr. Epting holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University and his J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law.

Departing the GADC Board of Directors at the end of their respective terms with appreciation for their contributions and service were outgoing GADC Directors Dave Kelley, Dr. Gene Langan and Debbie Nelson.

Since its founding in mid-2001, the GADC team's efforts have resulted in the announcement of more than 29,000 new jobs and in excess of $5.3 billion in capital investment in Greenville County.  To learn more, please visit ( or call (864) 235-2008.

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