Nancy Whitworth

Nancy Whitworth

Nancy P. Whitworth

Director of Economic Development and Deputy City Manager
City of Greenville

Day 2 : Session 1


Nancy is the Director of Economic Development and Deputy City Manager for the City of Greenville and is responsible for commercial and neighborhood revitalization; downtown development; business recruitment and retention; planning and zoning; and building codes. A native South Carolinian, she has been in Greenville for over thirty years and has been fortunate to participate in Greenville’s transformation.

Withworth has served as an expert panelist and lecturer throughout the country, advising communities on downtown revitalization, strategic planning, and public/private partnerships. She has authored articles on Greenville’s award-winning downtown and meets frequently with other cities to share Greenville’s success story.

She received Master of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees from Clemson University.  She is a member of the American Institute for Certified Planners, the International Council of Shopping Centers, serving as Alliance Chair for South Carolina, and Urban Land Institute. She is also a member of University Center of Greenville, Inc., Board of Trustees, Greenville Professional Women’s Forum, Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Upstate and Clemson University Advancement Board for Real Estate Development.

She has been recognized as Greenville Magazine Business Person of the Year and is a recipient of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce Buck Mickel community leadership award and the Leadership Greenville Distinguished Alumnae Award.


Flight to Greenville, SC

7:00 AM

Lunch & Orientation

Sponsored by The Acadiana Advocate

“Naive Enough to Believe We Can Do Anything:
Greenville’s Past, Present, and Future”

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Downtown Walking Tour

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Welcome Dinner

Sponsored by Jones Walker

“Taking Risks and Giving Back:
A Leadership Story”

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Breakfast at your leisure

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Session #4

“BMW: The Gift that Keeps on Giving”

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Free Time

Tour Zentrum, Gift Shop

9:00 AM - 9:20 AM

BMW Factory Tour

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM


“Driving Progress:
Accelerating Momentum on Leadership Exchange Lessons”

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM


12:30 PM - 1:00 PM


“Driving Progress:
The Ultimate Driving Experience”

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM


4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Departure Flight

6:00 PM - 6:45 PM

Breakfast & Mayor’s Welcome

“Creating a City’s Personality”

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Session #1

“Vision, Planning, and Execution:
A 30-Year Overnight Success”

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Session #2

“Aligned and Committed:
Regional Economic Development in the Upstate”

11:00 AM - 12:30 AM

Lunch & Speaker

Sponsored by Billeaud Companies

The Site Selection Process

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Session #3

“Grow Your Own:
Greenville’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem”

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Free Time

Optional tours will be available

3:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Group Dinner

Brief History of the Peace Center

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM