Upstate SC Alliance today announced the selection of John Lummus as its new president and chief executive officer. The announcement comes after a four-month process led by search committee chairman and executive committee officer Max Metcalf, with support from FGP International.
Lummus is serving as the vice president of economic and institutional advancement for Tri-County Technical College, a position he has had since 2006. Prior to that position, he served for four years as the director of the Anderson County office of economic development. Lummus has an array of experience in the areas of fundraising, economic development and governmental affairs and has served on the boards of the South Carolina Economic Developer’s Association, the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce and the Upstate SC Alliance.
As president and CEO of the Upstate SC Alliance, Lummus will oversee the marketing and business development strategies of the organization and play the lead role in building consensus and relationships amongst its many stakeholders. He will also oversee all aspects of the Upstate SC Alliance operations, setting the tone and expectations for performance within the organization.

Jennifer Miller, the Alliance vice president and an eight-year veteran of the organization, has served as interim CEO since the announcement of former CEO Hal Johnson’s resignation in November. Lummus begins serving in his new role with the Upstate SC Alliance on April 7.