John Moore of NEXT Upstate, LLC announced his resignation from the roles of president and CEO as of July 26, 2019. He held those roles at NEXT for more than four years.
According to a statement by Carlos Phillips, president and CEO of Greenville Chamber, Moore and his wife will step away from their careers in order to travel and do volunteer work. They plan to return to Greenville later this year.
While serving 16 years with the Greenville Chamber, Moore has become integral to the Upstate community. Moore held many positions at the Chamber as well as helping create NEXT in 2006. NEXT provides support to entrepreneurs in creating successful businesses.
With Moore as its leader, NEXT expanded with three facilities (NEXT Innovation Center, NEXT on Main, and NEXT Manufacturing), created numerous jobs, supported 200 entrepreneurs annually, and helped secure Greenville’s first venture capital office.
A transition plan is currently being developed by the Greenville Chamber and NEXT.