Steve Nail is currently the Dean, College of Business, at Anderson University, where he also teaches Business Law and Strategic HR. He is a labor and employment attorney who began his career with the National Labor Relations Board. Thereafter, he served as Assistant General Counsel for Michelin, including two stints in France, where he worked on the structuring of the European Economic Community and served in the HR and Legal Departments. Later he served as the Vice President of Labor and Employee Relations before moving on to Hubbell where he served as the Vice President of Human Resources.
In 2020, and again in 2021, Steve was named as one of the 50 most influential people in the Upstate business community. Governor Nikki Haley appointed him to serve on the SC Healthcare Planning Committee and Governor McMaster reappointed him in 2018. Steve was named the 2012 South Carolina HR Professional of the Year by South Carolina SHRM and the SC Chamber of Commerce. In 2016, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Greenville SHRM chapter. He is a frequent speaker, a published author, co-host of the Survive HR podcast, and mentor to many in the HR profession. He often coaches individuals and consults organizations on strategic matters. He is a Registered Corporate Coach, certified by the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches and holds SPHR and SHRM-SCP certifications.