Johnson Innovation Speaker Series Features Nicholas Glover, Sr.

October 23, 2017 at 12:00 pm

The George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics at the University of South Carolina Upstate welcomes Nicholas Glover, Sr., as its annual Johnson Innovation Speaker Series guest lecturer on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017.

Glover, a serial innovator and entrepreneur, will discuss “Entrepreneurial Innovation: Where It Comes From and How To Find It” from 12 – 1 p.m. at in the BMW Classroom at The George, 160 E. Saint John St. in downtown Spartanburg.

To attend, please register at www.uscupstate.edu/johnsoninnovation. The event is free to all USC Upstate students, faculty and staff. Tickets for the general public are $10 and include a boxed lunch.

Glover is best known for his role as founding President/CEO of Whittle Communications and orchestrated the growth of the company from a small publishing firm to the most innovative media company in the U.S. Under his leadership, the company created Channel One, the high school news network where Anderson Cooper got his start, and Medical News Network, which later morphed into what we now know as WebMD.

After leaving Whittle, Glover focused on venture capital as both an investor and as a consultant to startup and small companies seeking capital and management expertise. In 2012, Glover joined PEC360 founder Chris Brunson to launch PEC360.com, a technology platform that  helps healthcare organizations identify, manage and engage patients by establishing Patient Engagement Centers. Glover’s business works with major healthcare providers like Spartanburg Regional Hospital System to deliver timely, coordinated care.

Glover is a 1965 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland. He spent over four years on active military duty, primarily at a communications station in Morocco. A native of South Carolina, he now lives in the Charleston area with his wife, clinical psychologist Dr. Kathleen Broughan. In addition to his work with PEC360, he and his wife are co-founders and board members of Lowcountry Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy, a non-profit organization that works primarily with abused and neglected children.

About Johnson Innovation Speaker Series

The George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics’ Excellence in Innovation Series is dedicated to bringing a distinguished business professional to the University of South Carolina Upstate for the benefit of the students and the local business community. Two biannual events will be held featuring internationally-known speakers from such areas as entrepreneurship, business trends, finance, government or technology. The fall event will feature a nationally-recognized innovator, whose topic will serve as the basis for a spring class where students will study the subject matter in more depth as it relates to economic development of the Upstate. The spring event will focus on the local Upstate community, featuring a summit with participation from local business, community and education leaders and students.