Greenville Chamber announces 2024 Board, Traci Newkirk Chair-Elect

September 28, 2023

The Greenville Chamber Board of Directors approved its 2024 board slate and appointed Traci Newkirk as chair-elect.

Jessica Donan, EY’s Office Managing Partner for Greenville, will serve as Board Chair in 2024. Traci Newkirk will take over the highest volunteer leadership role for the Greenville Chamber in 2025.

Traci is the President and Founder of Human Potential Advisors. She has served on the board since 2019. During that time, she has served in various capacities, most recently as Vice Chair of Organizational Effectiveness. Traci is passionate about helping individuals and teams achieve their full potential. Beyond her work with the Chamber, Traci invests her time mentoring a variety of young professionals and leads various spiritually based women’s development groups. She also gives both her time and treasure to many Upstate philanthropic organizations.

According to Traci, “I am honored and thrilled to have the opportunity to serve our thriving business community as Chair of the Greenville Chamber Board of Directors. As a small business owner and someone who frequently works alongside entrepreneurs, leaders, and teams within this community, I plan to bring these various experiences and perspectives into my leadership. It is my hope and aim to better engage and support Greenville’s dynamic small business community whose success is critical to growing a greater Greenville. ”

Six new members will join the board in 2024:

  • Linda Hannon, Duke Energy
  • Kamber Parker, YoProKnow
  • Carl Sobocinski, Table 301
  • Ebony Sullivan, Cassy Electric
  • Erin Thompson, Messer Construction
  • Jenny Wehrs, Bon Secours St. Francis Health System

Cal Hurst, Southern First Bank President, will serve as Immediate Past Chair of the Chamber Board, and will also serve as Chair of the Greenville Chamber Foundation in 2024.

Four individuals have completed their board service term and will exit the board: Jon Chilton, South State Bank; Will Huss, Trehel Corporation; James Jordon, Jordon Construction; and Adela Mendoza, Hispanic Alliance.

The Board of Directors is the policy-making body of the Greenville Chamber. Its members represent the business and professional leadership of the community. New members will begin in January 2024.

View the current board roster here.