USC Upstate Welcomes John Montgomery to Wells Fargo Speaker Series

September 2, 2014 at 9:05 am

John Montgomery 7-28-14The George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics at the University of South Carolina Upstate welcomes guest speaker, John Montgomery, to their Wells Fargo Speaker Series on Tuesday,September 16.

Montgomery, who serves as the vice president of real estate for Pacolet Milliken, will speak from 12 to 1 p.m. in the BMW Classroom at the George, 160 E. Saint John St. in downtown Spartanburg. Tickets are $10 (includes a boxed lunch) and must be purchased in advance at www.uscupstate.edu/wellsfargo .

Montgomery is responsible for developing strategic initiatives to reposition existing and acquire new properties for future development at Pacolet Milliken. Before joining Pacolet Milliken in 2009, Montgomery was Spartanburg Market Executive at Carolina First Bank, the largest South Carolina-based commercial bank. He also served the bank previously as a vice president of Corporate Lending.

Montgomery received his Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, with a major in European History and a minor in Spanish. In 2009, he was awarded a Master of Science degree in Real Estate Development from Columbia University in New York. He is chair of the USC Upstate Capital Development Foundation Board, a member of the board of trustees of Converse College, a member of the board of directors of Glenn Springs Academy, a member of the board of directors of the Spartanburg Chamber of Commerce. In 2011 he was elected as commissioner of public works for Spartanburg County. Montgomery and his wife live in Spartanburg and have three children.

For more information, contact Bea Walters Smith at (864) 503-5235 or bwsmith@uscupstate.edu.