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Greenville Area Development Corp. has named Jim Burns as Chairman of its Board of Directors for 2022-2023.

Joining Burns on the board of directors are Beverly Haynes as vice-chair, Justin Bagwell as secretary, and Barry Ledger as treasurer, according to a GADC news release.

Jim Burns has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of Greenville Area Development Corp.  (Photo/Courtesy)GADC also announced that business leaders William Moon and Charles Piszczor have been appointed to its Board of Directors by Greenville County Council for a three-year term beginning July 1, 2022. Second term on the GADC Board.

“Since its founding in 2001, GADC’s efforts have generated more than $55 billion in economic impact for Greenville County, created more than 30,000 jobs, and supported economic development organizations, chambers of commerce, and the private sector to make this happen. , has worked closely with state and local governments, an incredible result.“The county council is committed to supporting the economic development of the county while increasing per capita income, capital expenditures, and opportunities for all members of the community. We are grateful to these talented mentors who help guide our efforts to

Burns is Chief Operating Officer of Hartness Development and former president and CEO of Strategy & Execution Excellence LLC, a consultancy focused on green building development, project management and owner representation, the release said. I’m here. He has also held leadership roles at Central Realty Holdings, Director of Development, Managing Design Strategy He Principal, Carolina First (now TD Bank) and Jacobs Engineering.

Barnes has a BA in Political Science and Architecture and an MBA from Clemson University and has served on several community committees. She also previously served as a member of the Greenville County Council.

Haynes is a healthcare consultant and former president and chief nursing officer of Prisma Health’s Peitwood Hospital and Medical Campus. She holds a Master of Science in Nursing Education with an emphasis in Nursing Administration from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Duquesne University.

Mr. Bagwell served as Senior Corporate Counsel to Michelin North America after serving as Vice President and Corporate Counsel for MidCountry Financial Corp., a financial services holding company headquartered in Greenville. Bagwell holds a BA in Political Science from her College of Honors at the University of South Carolina and a Juris Doctorate from the University of South Carolina School of Law.

Leasure is a managing partner of GreerWalker CPA’s Greenville office. He has over 30 years of experience in providing tax and business advisory services to clients of all sizes in a wide range of industries and consulting with domestic and foreign companies. He is active in professional organizations such as Urban Land His Institute, CFMA South Carolina, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and its South Carolina chapter. As a volunteer, he serves on the boards of the Peace Center, the United Way of Greenville County, and the Upstate Alliance.

Erickson is a retired executive with over 35 years of experience in the aerospace and defense industry, most recently serving as General Manager and Site Director for Lockheed Martin’s 500-person site in Greenville.

Moon is the CEO of Moon & Associates, Inc. and is an MAI-designated Certified Appraiser and Member of Appraisal Institutes. He graduated from South Carolina Upstate University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and economics.

Piszczor was a former director of CME Group, Inc., specializing in product research and product development.

GADC is responsible for promoting and improving the quality of life in Greenville County by promoting job growth and investment.

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