GADC to Present Chairman’s Award for Economic Impact; Michelin Chairman & President Scott Clark to Deliver Keynote

GREENVILLE, S.C. – April 11, 2018 – The Greenville Area Development Corporation (GADC), charged with promoting and enhancing quality of life in Greenville County by facilitating job growth and investment, will announce continuing strong job creation and capital investment for 2017-18 at its Annual Meeting on May 9, 2018.

The annual luncheon, open to current GADC Investors, designated guests and media invitees, will feature a keynote address by Michelin North America Chairman & President Scott Clark and presentations of the Chairman’s Award. The GADC Chairman’s Award is presented annually to an organization for significant impact on and contributions to the economic betterment and growth of Greenville County.

Also being recognized will be outgoing GADC board members, former Chairpersons of the organization, Greenville County Council members, and other officials from across the county and its municipalities. The luncheon is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at The Westin Poinsett in downtown Greenville.

Keynote speaker Scott Clark was appointed Chairman and President of Michelin North America in January 2018. He previously served as Executive Vice President of Michelin North America and Chief Operating Officer of Michelin Americas Small Tires from 2007 – 2017. Prior to that posting, Mr. Clark was Senior Vice President of Michelin in Asia where he led Michelin’s truck tire division.

The Annual Meeting will be hosted by GADC Chair Debbie Nelson and the Board of Directors, along with GADC President and CEO Mark Farris. Advance reservations are required for all attendees. If interested in learning more about attending, please contact Debie Gaudreau of the GADC at 864.235.2008 or via email at

Since its founding in mid-2001, the GADC team’s efforts have resulted in the creation of more than 23,000 new jobs and in excess of $4 billion in capital investment in Greenville County alone.

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