The Greenville Area Development Corporation (GADC), the county-chartered organization tasked with promoting and enhancing the economic growth of Greenville County, has announced that Debbie Nelson has been appointed by Greenville County Council to an inaugural three-year terms on the GADC Board. Three other new board members join Nelson: Catherine Heigel, David Kelley and Charles Naselli.

“Each of these individuals brings tremendous experience, insight and achievement in business and community activities to this Board,” said Dr. Bob Taylor, Greenville County Council Chairman. “It is our good fortune to have their leadership and experience focused on the economic development activities and policies that will add good paying jobs and increase per capita income and capital investment in Greenville County.”

Nelson is President and Founder of DNA Creative Communications, an inspirational public relations and marketing firm serving non-profit and governmental organizations primarily in the education, human services and environmental sectors. Ms. Nelson holds a B.A. from Smith College, an M.H.S.A. from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. from The Citadel, and is a graduate of Leadership Greenville, Leadership South Carolina, and the Riley Institute’s Diversity Leadership Initiative. She has been honored with the Community Foundation of Greenville’s Creative Spirit Award, the Public Relations Society of America (SC Chapter) George L. Johnson Community Spirit Award, and the American Advertising Federation’s Silver Medal Award. An active community volunteer, she currently serves on the Board of Directors of Meals on Wheels of Greenville, the South Carolina Association of Nonprofit Organizations, and the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities, among others.

DNA Creative Communications
DNA is an inspirational public relations and marketing firm that partners with non-profit and government organizations that enhance the quality of life in their communities. Founded in 1997 in Greenville, South Carolina, DNA has worked with more than 230 organizations in the education, human services and environmental sectors. The Public Relations Society of America, the International Association of Business Communicators and the American Advertising Federation have recognized the firm’s work. DNA is the proud founder and producer of Shine the Light Nonprofit Forums, an annual series of educational workshops presented across South Carolina. To learn more, visit www.dnacc.com or call 864-235-0959.

The Greenville Area Development Corporation is a non-profit organization established by Greenville County Council to promote and enhance the economic growth and development of Greenville County. Since its founding in 2001, GADC efforts have resulted in the creation of more than 17,500 new jobs and more than $3 billion in capital investment in Greenville County, SC. To learn more, visit www.goGADC.com or call (864) 235-2008.