2016 CEO Build: Corporate Leadership In Action

March 03, 2016

The CEOs of Greenville’s top companies are familiar with building corporations, alliances, and nonprofits from the ground up. Kicking off our fourth annual CEO Build, Greenville leaders came together on March 3 to raise the walls on a structure of a different kind – a home for the Delanuez family.

The CEO build is an annual event that unites companies from across business sectors to fund and construct a home for a Greenville family with low income. Each CEO company will support the build through both financial sponsorship and volunteer hours by themselves and their employees. “Sustainable community growth begins with a stable home environment for every family,” said Monroe Free, Executive Director of Habitat Greenville. “We are fortunate to have a business community in Greenville that understands the need to build communities from the ground up, just as they build their companies. We are proud to partner with these great organizations.”

The chair of the CEO Build since its inception in 2013 is Dick Wilkerson, Michelin Chairman and President (retired). This year’s participants are:

AFL Global, Jody Gallagher, President and CEO

Bon Secours St. Francis Health System,  Craig McCoy, CEO

Community Foundation of Greenville, Bob Morris, President

Complete Public Relations, John Boyanoski, President

Design Strategies, Ben Rook, President

Ethox Chemicals, LLC, Chuck Hinton, President

Fluor Corporation, James Brown, General Manager

Fresh Water Systems, Inc., Steve Norvell, President

GBS Building Supply, Bob Barreto, CEO

Greater Greenville Association of Realtors, Mike Sabatine, CEO

Greenville County Redevelopment Authority, Stanley Wilson, Executive Director

Greenville Health System, Mike Riordan, President & CEO

Greenville Technical College, Dr. Keith Miller, President

Home Builders Association of Greenville, Michael Dey, President & CEO

JHM Hotels, D.J. Rama, President

Lockheed Martin, Don Erickson, Site Director

SC Telco Federal Credit Union, Steve Harkins, CEO

Southern Fried Green Tomatoes, Kevin Baluch, Owner

The Blood Connection, Delisa English, President & CEO

The Marchant Company, Seabrook Marchant, President

United Way of Greenville County, Ted Hendry, President

Wal-Mart Distribution Center, Steve Wetmore, Operations Manager