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Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce Announces 2009 Leadership

January 21, 2009

(Greer, SC) The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce has announced the leadership team for 2009.  The leadership transition took place on January 1, 2009.  Victor K. Grout of Greer State Bank will serve as Chairman of the Board for 2009.  Vic has served as Vice-Chairman for membership in 2007 and was Chair-elect in 2008.  Brian Martin of Martin & Davis, LLC will serve as Chair-elect for 2009 and will serve as Chairman of the Board in 2010.  Brian most recently served as Vice-Chairman of Leadership Development in 2008.  Jack Murrin of GSP International Airport will serve as 2009 Treasurer and Andrew Culbreath of Love, Thornton, Arnold & Thomason will serve as General Counsel.  Amanda Somers of SSI will become the immediate past Chairman.

2009 Chairman, Vic Grout has appointed the following individuals to serve as Vice Chairman for 2009.
Wanda Moore- Vice Chairman, Membership
Don Foster, All Star Storage- Vice Chairman, Greer Events
Alexis Lockyer, SSI- Vice Chairman, Leadership Development
Marvin Robinson, Greer State Bank- Vice Chairman, Business Development
Donna O. Smith, Prudential C. Dan Joyner- Vice Chairman, Advocacy
Larry Wilson, State Auto Insurance Companies-Vice Chairman, Partnership for Tomorrow

The Greer Chamber has also added new board members that will serve on the Chamber’s Board of Directors effective January 1, 2009.

Richard Lackey, Del-Tec Packaging
Chris Harrison, Harrison Electrical, Inc.
Phil Feisal, Bon Secours St. Francis Health System
Adele Langford, Langford Electric, Inc.
Ann Yax, Oakleaf Village at Thornblade
John Mansure, Greer Memorial Hospital
Mark Thornton, T2 Design and Construction
Roy Chamlee, Michelin North America
Getties Jackson, New Birth Greenville

Jerry Balding of Greer CPW and Jason Clark of BIN112 have been added to the Board as Ex-officio, non voting members.

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary, non-profit organization that represents approximately 580 businesses in the Greer area. The mission of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is “To Champion Economic Prosperity for our members and the greater Greer community.”  For more information on the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce, call 864-877-3131 or visit

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