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OneSpartanburg, Inc. is led by an executive board and focus-specific advisory boards. 

OneSpartanburg, inc. Executive Board


Chair
Wes Lehrer, Truist Financial

President & CEO
Allen SmithOneSpartanburg, Inc.

Chair Elect
Phil Feisal, Spartanburg Medical Center

Past Chair
John Easterling, Pulliam Investment Co

General Counsel
Alex Evins, Parker, Poe, Adams & Bernstein LLP

Vice Chair – Finance
Avi Lawrence, Contec, Inc.

Vice Chair – Economic Development
Ethan Burroughs, Wells Fargo

Vice Chair – Tourism
Andrew Cajka, Southern Hospitality Group

Vice Chair – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Karen Knuckles, Express Employment Professionals

Vice Chair – Investor Relations 
Claudia Albergotti, The Johnson Group

Vice Chair – Governmental Relations
Linda Hannon, Duke Energy

Vice Chair – Talent
Craig Haydamack, Milliken & Company 

Vice Chair – OneSpartanburg
Todd Horne, Clayton Construction Co. Inc.

Vice Chair – Downtown Development Partnership
William Gray, McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture

Vice Chair – Leadership
Ralph Settle, Colliers International

At-Large
Pontheolla Abernathy, Clevedale Historic Inn & Gardens

At-Large
Sky FosterBMW Manufacturing Co., LLC

At-Large
Mitch KennedyCity of Spartanburg

Economic advisory Board


Ethan BurroughsWells Fargo

David BrittTindall Corporation, Spartanburg County Council

Cole AlversonSpartanburg County Administrator

Chris StoryCity of Spartanburg

Josh JonesJohnson Development Associates

Sandy Martin, Duke Energy

John MontgomeryColliers International

 

Tourism Advisory Board


Chair
Andrew Cajka
, Southern Hospitality Group

Ex Officio
Allen Smith, Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce

City of Spartanburg
Erica Brown, Spartanburg City Council District 6

Made in Spartanburg
Henry Depew, RJ Rockers Brewing Company

Airports
Dave Edwards, Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport

Arts/Culture
Jennifer Evins, Chapman Cultural Center

Restaurants
Allen Johnson, The Butcher-The Baker Management Co., Inc.

Restaurants
Hamp Lindsey, Wade's Restaurant Inc.

Spartanburg County
Jack Mabry, Spartanburg County Council District 2

At-Large
Bill Mayrose

Restaurants
Sarah McClure, Southside Smokehouse

Lodging
Jason Price, Pinnacle Hospitality

Outdoor Recreation
Laura Ringo, Partners for Active Living

County Parks
Kevin Stiens, Spartanburg County Parks Department

Sports Alliance
Jack Todd, Spartanburg Sports Alliance

Media/Marketing
Anne Waters, Hub City Writers Project

Vision Plan Advisory Board


Pontheolla AbernathyClevedale Historic Inn & Gardens

Kenneth Cribb, Willy Taco

Mohamed Djerdjouri, USC Upstate's George Dean Johnson College of Business and Economics

Jennifer Evins, Chapman Cultural Center

Tom Finnegan, BF Spartanburg, LLC

Dana Gottman, American Credit Acceptance

Craig Haydamack, Milliken & Company

Todd Horne, Clayton Construction, Inc.

Cornelius Huff, City of Inman

Krista Newkirk, Converse College

Alex Powell, Johnson Development Associates

Laura Ringo, Partners for Active Living

Allen Smith, OneSpartanburg, Inc.

Lekesa Whitner, The Northside Development Group