GADC Names Officers, Adds Directors to Economic Development Board

Don Erickson To Chair GADC Board
Don Erickson To Chair GADC Board
GREENVILLE, S.C. - July 23, 2021 - PRLog -- The Greenville Area Development Corporation (GADC), charged with promoting and enhancing quality of life in Greenville County by facilitating job growth and investment, has named Don Erickson as Chairman of its Board of Directors for 2021-2022. Joining him as officers are Beverly Haines as Vice Chair, Chad Tumblin as Secretary, and Barry Leasure as Treasurer.

Simultaneously, the GADC has announced that prominent business leaders Joy Hemphill, McNeil Epps and Councilman Stan Tzouvelekas have been appointed by Greenville County Council to three-year terms on the Board, beginning July 1, 2021.  In addition, Beverly Haines was reappointed to the Board by Council, which also voted to expand the Board by one seat to include the permanent addition of the County Auditor as a Board member.  Scott Case is Greenville County's current  Auditor.

"Since 2001, GADC efforts have contributed more than $55 billion in economic impact to Greenville County and accounted for over 30,000 jobs, working closely with other economic development organizations, chambers of commerce, the private sector and state and local governments to realize these incredible results," said Chairman of Greenville County Council Willis Meadows.  "County Council appreciates these talented leaders who help to guide our County's economic development efforts in attracting and growing industry and enterprise here, while increasing per capita income, capital investment, and opportunity for all members of the community."

Mr. Erickson is a retired executive with more than 35 years of experience in the Aerospace and Defense industry, most recently serving as General Manager and Site Director of Lockheed Martin's 500-person site in Greenville that provides aircraft sustainment, modification and production services. In addition, he was instrumental in bringing the new F-16 Production Line to Greenville.  He is an active and engaged member in the community supporting Greenville Tech, Habitat for Humanity, and the March of Dimes, and holds a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Ms. Haines is a healthcare consultant and the former President and Chief Nursing Officer of the Patewood Hospital and Medical Campus of the Greenville Health System (now Prisma Health).  A registered nurse, she previously served as Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Health System in Pittsburgh, PA.  Mr. Tumblin serves as General Land Manager for NVR, Inc., the parent company of Ryan Homes.  Mr. Leasure is Managing Partner of the GreerWalker CPAs Greenville office.

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