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Fifteen area business leaders were recently appointed to the Leadership Advisory Council for the George Dean Johnson Jr., College of Business and Economics  at the University of South Carolina Upstate to advise, support and promote the Johnson College in its efforts relative to the mission of the College and USC Upstate.

The Council consists of: Barney Gosnell ʼ79, CPA with Gosnell, Menard, Robinson, Infante; Charles Habisreutinger, president of Champion Investment Corporation; Chris Story, assistant city manager of City of Spartanburg; George King, vice president of human resources of Advance America; Jennifer Evins, president and CEO of Chapman Cultural Center; Juli Maria Creek, principal of Creek & Rogers Global; Karen Calhoun, principal of McMillan, Pazdan & Smith; Kathy Dunleavy, president and CEO of Mary Black Foundation; Mark Fendley, continuous improvement manager / vps program leader of BMW Manufacturing; Mark Koenig, platform vice president of RR Donnelley; Marshall Washburn, division president –  auto of Milliken & Company; Mitzi Kirsch ʼ90, broker of Century 21 Blackwell & Company Realty, Inc.; Rhonda Lockhart, corporate human resources director of J M Smith; Sandy Martin, economic development manager of Duke Energy; and Stan Parker, regional corporate banker of BB&T.

“The Leadership Advisory Council functions in an advisory capacity to provide advice and direction to the dean, strategic planning committee, faculty, administration and students in the Johnson College of Business and Economics,” said Dr. Frank Rudisill, dean of the Johnson College.

The George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics at USC Upstate currently enrolls nearly 850 majors and offers programs in business administration with concentrations in accounting, economics, marketing, and management. It is one of 42 institutions worldwide with undergraduate only programs that are fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

To learn more, visit www.uscupstate.edu/johnsoncollege or call (864) 503-5580.

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