OneSpartanburg, Inc. hires Chief Talent Officer to drive countywide talent solutions

June 21, 2022

OneSpartanburg, Inc. announces Jeremy Vince as Chief Talent Officer, a role created to address talent needs impacting business, economic, and tourism development across Spartanburg County.

Vince is relocating to Spartanburg from Atlanta, Ga., where he served as National Director of Talent Acquisition with the Boys and Girls Club of America. He brings experience in data analysis, internal and external recruiting, and professional candidate searches. Vince will lead implementation of talent attraction, retention, and development efforts outlined in the OneSpartanburg Vision Plan 2.0.

“Talent continues to be the business community’s number one challenge,” said President & CEO Allen Smith. “Furthermore, talent is currency in economic development. Communities that win in talent attraction, retention and development will win economically, hence our significant investment in this work. Jeremy has extensive public and private sector success which will be essential as this effort will require strong public-private partnerships. Landing Jeremy to fill this role proves that Spartanburg can attract high quality talent.”

Spartanburg native Catherine Bass Black, partner at global executive search firm  Odgers and Berndtson, led a nationwide search to identify candidates for the position.

“I am excited to join the 2021 U.S. Chamber of the Year as Chief Talent Officer, and look forward to collaborating with a vibrant community to drive measurable progress on developing, retaining and attracting talent to Spartanburg County,” Vince said. “Helping to implement the talent recommendations of the OneSpartanburg Vision Plan 2.0 was a primary factor in attracting me to the role. I look forward to using Spartanburg’s exciting amenities and innovative quality of place investments to maximize the county’s potential for attracting and retaining talented individuals.”

The OneSpartanburg Vision Plan 2.0 talent initiatives aim to raise levels of prosperity countywide by improving access to college and careers, encouraging adult degree completion and lessening burdens to workforce participation, as well as diversifying Spartanburg’s economy by attracting corporate & knowledge-based jobs and marketing to attract and retain talent.

Vince will be joined in Spartanburg by his wife, Kari.

About OneSpartanburg, Inc.

Our mission is to build a vibrant Spartanburg through business, economic and tourism development. Whether you’re looking for business resources, economic expertise, community leadership or tourism information, OneSpartanburg, Inc. is where you’ll find it. Our collaborative organization was formed by merging the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce, the Spartanburg Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Spartanburg Economic Futures Group in order to maximize our community’s investment.