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    Meet Board Chair Chris Mangum

Folks Center Global Advisory Board

The Folks Center's board is comprised of industry leaders who are intimately familiar with global issues. Many are international business alumni of the Moore School who care about South Carolina and investing in our students. Our board members represent diverse backgrounds, industry experiences and leadership roles that broaden the School’s influence in the global business arena.


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Chris D. Mangum, board chair

Partner, Alston and Bird,
Head, Global Services Committee overseeing the international practice
Atlanta, Georgia

Duke University, law, with honors
USC, 1981 B.A., economics, magna cum laude

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Former Gov. Jim Hodges, chair emeritus

President and CEO, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC and
Partner, McGuireWoods LLP
Columbia, South Carolina

USC, 1982 law
USC, 1979 B.S., business administration, member of Phi Beta Kappa 

Randy Folks

William Randolph Folks Jr., chair emeritus

Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina

Harvard University, Doctor of Business Administration
Harvard University, B.A., mathematics

Board Members

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Laura Buen Abad

Senior Director of Technology and Marketing, Global Flexibles Packaging, Sonoco Products Company
Hartsville, South Carolina

USC, 2006 International MBA
Monterrey Institute of Technology, B.S., chemical engineering 

Pablo Cairoli

Pablo Cairoli

President and CEO, Capital Markets Argentina SBSA
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Harvard University, Owner/President Management program
USC, 1981 MIBS
Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina, Licenciado en Administracion de Empresas (MBA)
Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina, Contador Publico Nacional (Certified Public Accountant)

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Dilanthi De Alwis

CFO, UPS Supply Chain Solutions
Orange County, California

University of Illinois, MBA
Keller Graduate School, Master of Information Systems Management
Northwestern University, B.A., business administration

Keshiv Desai

Keshiv Desai

Managing Director, Equity Derivatives, Morgan Stanley
New York, New York

Sardar Patel University
USC, 2002 MBA

Tom Duncan

Tom Duncan

Executive Board Member, Positec Tool Corp
Charlotte, North Carolina

University of Virginia
USC, 1992 MIBS

Ford Graham

Ford Graham

Senior Vice President, McGuire Woods Consulting
Partner, McGuire Woods LLP

Charleston, South Carolina

Tulane University
USC, 2006 Law and International MBA

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Eric Heyl 

Director, Banco Regional
Paraguay Member of the Advisory Board San José Farms
Member of the Advisory Council WWF Chile and Member of the Regional Council of WWF
Member of the Council Fondo Naturaleza Chile

Vitacura, Santiago, Chile

USC, 1981 MIBS
Rider University, 1978

George Jurch

George Jurch

General Counsel – The Americas, Global Expert Team, Continental Automotive, Inc.
Fort Mill, South Carolina

USC, 1993 law and MBA
USC Honors College, 1988 B.S., Finance and Marketing

Al Lanctot

Aldor Lanctot

Executive Director, Global Accounts North America, Lenovo
Fort Worth, Texas

The University of Texas at Austin, 1995 Ph.D., International Business/Marketing
The University of Texas at Austin, 1985 B.B.A., International Business and Finance 

Brian Lu

Brian Lu

VP and General Manager, Sales and Marketing, Greater China, Apple
Beijing, China

Hong Kong Poly University, Doctor of Business
USC, 1993 MIBS
USC, 1990 Master Mechanical Engineering

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Martina McIsaac

EVP and COO, MSC Industrial Supply Co. 
Davidson, North Carolina 

USC, 1995 MIBS 
Western University, B.S., Economics

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Kendall Roth

Executive Director, Center for International Business Education and Research, Moore School
Columbia, South Carolina

USC, 1986 Ph.D., International Business
Oklahoma State University, 1979 BS, University Studies

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Romaine Seguin

CEO, Good360
Alexandria, Virginia

Webster University, MBA
William Woods University, B.S., Marketing Management

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Shigeru Sekine

Chairman, Nikkol Group
Trustee and President of Alumni Association, Aoyama Gakuin University
Tokyo, Japan

Harvard University, Owner/President Management program
USC, 1977 Master of International Business Studies
Keio University, MBA
Aoyama Gakuin University, B.A.

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Ioana Tudor

Global Head, Crop Protection Marketing, Syngenta
Basel, Switzerland

USC, 1997 International MBA
Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies
Politehnica University of Bucharest

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Rick C. Wade

Senior Vice President, Strategic Alliances and Outreach, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Washington, D.C., and Columbia, South Carolina

Harvard University, Master of Public Administration
Harvard University, Management Development
USC, 1984 B.S.
Interdenominational Theological Center, Divinity/Ministry;
Wesley Theological Seminary, Divinity/Ministry

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Elizabeth White

Chief Strategist Sustainability, Global Sector Economics and Development Impact at International Finance Corporation (IFC), World Bank Group
Washington, D.C.

USC, 1992 International MBA
Western Carolina University
North Carolina State University

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John Wunder

Senior Vice President, CX Global Renewals, Cisco
Charlotte, North Carolina

USC, 1994 B.S., Sport and Entertainment Marketing
USC, 1992 B.S., Marketing


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