OneSpartanburg Inc. has filled a newly creative role within in C-suite.
Jeremy Vince is the organization’s first chief talent officer, a role created to address talent needs impacting business, economic and tourism development across Spartanburg County, according to a OneSpartanburg news release.
Vince is relocating to Spartanburg from Atlanta, where he served as national director of talent acquisition with the Boys and Girls Club of America, according to the release.
He brings experience in data analysis, internal and external recruiting, and professional candidate searches. Vince will lead implementation of talent attraction, retention, and development efforts outlined in the OneSpartanburg Vision Plan 2.0, the release stated.
“Talent continues to be the business community’s number one challenge,” said President & CEO Allen Smith in the relese. “Furthermore, talent is currency in economic development. Communities that win in talent attraction, retention and development will win economically, hence our significant investment in this work.
“Jeremy has extensive public and private sector success which will be essential as this effort will require strong public-private partnerships. Landing Jeremy to fill this role proves that Spartanburg can attract high quality talent.”
Spartanburg native Catherine Bass Black, partner at global executive search firm Odgers and Berndtson, led a nationwide search to identify candidates for the position.
“I am excited to join the 2021 U.S. Chamber of the Year as Chief Talent Officer, and look forward to collaborating with a vibrant community to drive measurable progress on developing, retaining and attracting talent to Spartanburg County,” Vince said in the release. “Helping to implement the talent recommendations of the OneSpartanburg Vision Plan 2.0 was a primary factor in attracting me to the role. I look forward to using Spartanburg’s exciting amenities and innovative quality of place investments to maximize the county’s potential for attracting and retaining talented individuals.”
The OneSpartanburg Vision Plan 2.0 talent initiatives aim to raise levels of prosperity countywide by improving access to college and careers, encouraging adult degree completion and lessening burdens to workforce participation, as well as diversifying Spartanburg’s economy by attracting corporate and knowledge-based jobs and marketing to attract and retain talent, the release stated.