Licensed 1971. CCIM (Commercial Expert) 1982-2016; SIOR (Industrial Specialist) 1986-2016; and RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, London) 2006-2016. Focus Industrial Foreign Direct Investment we set world record locating companies from 27 countries into the Carolinas. Full service site consultant, financial consultant and incentive negotiator. Sustainable projects are target market. We wrote and managed (4 years) first EPA Brownfield Pilot in SC. Educated as a Registered Nurse and served 7 years in intensive nursing winning National Award. Selected to the Society of International Business Fellows in 2006. Member People to People 1st RE Mission into China 1994. Graduate Strategic Coach (International Entrepreneur Program) 2003-06. Competent Toastmaster 2006
Lion 1987-1995; Rotarian 1995-2012; led Group Study Exchange Team to Japan 1999, built Upstate Rotary International Peace Park and World Peace Symposiums 2008-present. Little Theatre Musical Productions and served as board member. Leadership Spartanburg and SC. NC Outward Bound 1985. President German-American Club 1995-97 founded Die Deutche Schule Spartanburg. Intnl Advisory Board USC Upstate 1976-present; Clemson Univ. Distance Learning Board 2004-2008; Appointed SC Jobs Economic Development Authority Board 1999-2006. Magnolia Debutante Club. PTA President, MLS President. MELA Facilitatior (Middle East Leadership Academy) supporting young leaders from the Middle East.
A unique interest in young people has led to 160 interns serving from one month to one year in my office. We have a web page dedicated to the outstanding performance of these students as they launch their careers. We call it Interns Quarters. We have featured a very complex International Transaction as a Case Study on our web site. I served as the sole representative in Brazil at Rio+20 for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors who managed a blog I sent daily from the UN Global Compact Sustainability Conference. In 2008 I was selected to the Working Group of ISO 26000 the International Standard for Social Responsibility. I teach for MENARES (Middle East North Africa RE Society). I have served over 10 years as VP Legislation and Environment Committee and in 2008 Co-chair of Eco Film Festival on Water as it Relates to RE. Second festival in St. Petersburg, 2012. Since 2005 I have served as UN Representative to NY with two terms presiding over International Organizations for FIABCI and all 20+ UN Representatives. I was awarded the Medal of Honor from FIABCI in 2009. I have spoken to more than 37 groups since 2008 from Russia, Middle East and US Sites. I am leading Private Sector Trade and Investment Missions from Asia and the ME. I am currently working on a book focused on Foreign Direct Investment. Appointed UN NY Representative for FIABCI for 12th year in 2016. Selected to UN Global Compact/RICS Steering Group preparing Global Best Practices Tools.