GCCA adds seven to board

This week, Greenville Center for Creative Arts (GCCA) announced seven new members elected to its board of directors.

According to a news release, they are:

  • Earle Furman, GCCA founder and chair, NAI Earle Furman, LLC
  • Daniel Hartway, Upstate SC business banking manager/SVP, First Citizens Bank & Trust Co.
  • Benjamin Hepner, attorney, Holder Padgett Littlejohn + Prickett
  • Blair Knobel, editor-in-chief, TOWN Magazine
  • Kate Lacher, artist & creative coordinator, Craig Gaulden Davis
  • Rhonda Rawlings, neighborhood engagement director, Mill Village Ministries
  • Heather Wheless, senior director of human resources, Thermo Fisher Scientific

In addition, the organization elected these officers:

  • Chair – Yvonne Julian, retired, sales executive, The Dow Chemical Company
  • Vice Chair – Bradley Wingate, director of visual & performing arts, Greenville County Schools
  • Treasurer – Tony Callander, retired, partner, Ernst & Young LLP
  • Secretary – Jim Gorman, studio artist

“We are thrilled that GCCA has attracted such a tremendous slate of new directors to help us strengthen our impact and achieve our strategic goals,” says Executive Director Kim Fabian. “Their collective talents will help to ensure long-term sustainability and foster
meaningful economic and outreach impact through the education, advancement, and promotion of the visual arts.”

GCCA also named two former directors as members of its Founder’s Circle: artist Patricia Kilburg, and philanthropist and retired business leader Tracy Hardaway. This distinction recognizes these GCCA founders for their vision and commitment to the organization.

About GCCA

Greenville Center for Creative Arts is a non-profit organization that aims to enrich the cultural fabric of the community through visual arts promotion, education, and inspiration. For more information, visit www.artcentergreenville.org, call 864.735.3948, or check out GCCA on
Facebook (Greenville Center for Creative Arts) & Instagram (@artcentergvl).