Our People

Working Locally for a Global Impact

Upstate International Staff

Get to know Our Team

Tracie Frese
Executive Director
Linley Crocker
Programs and Events Coordinator
Evelyn Hargett
Office and Membership Coordinator
Jamaica Carby
Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Board of Directors

Planning for the Future

Blake Whitaker
Upstate International Board Chair
Blake Whittaker joined Pinnacle Financial Partners as the office leader for the firm’s Greenville location in 2018.
T. Blake Whitaker
Pinnacle Financial Partners
Carmen Gallagher
Relocation specialist; UI Volunteer
Chloe Buffalino
Campbell Teague
Christian O. Herrmann
Ogletree Deakins
Holly Lee
BDV Solutions
Jack Knipe
Converse University
John Bradley
Southern Benefit Systems
Laura Bogardus
Clemson University & Noble Aim Consulting
Marion Grier
SC Governor’s School
Monique Glass
Alliance Française
Neelu Matai
Matai Investments, LLC
Nisha Godbole
Sanjay Tellur
Stacey Laurin
Milliken & Company
Terri C. Antley
Cherry Bekaert
Yuji Kishimoto
Clemson University
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