Hal Johnson

Chief Development Officer

NAI Earle Furman
101 East Washington Street Suite 400
Greenville, South Carolina 29601
United States
T +1 864 678 5992

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Corporate Services, Development, Advisory / Consulting

Background & Experience

Prior to joining NAI Earle Furman, Hal served six years with the Orangeburg County Development Commission as its Executive Director and three years with the South Carolina Department of Commerce as a Project Manager before becoming President and CEO of the Upstate SC Alliance in 2005. He served in this capacity for almost nine years and was named the 2013 Economic Developer of the Year by the South Carolina Economic Development Association. As Chief Development Officer, Hal works in conjunction with the NAI Earle Furman leadership team to strategically direct business development plans and design and implement processes to support the growth and success of their individual clients. He also works directly with clients and business partners to ensure the success of their projects and determine evolving market needs.


B.S. in Business Administration, The Citadel, 1988 Economic Development Institute, University of Oklahoma, 2002

Professional Associations & Designations

• Basic Economic Development, University of NC, 1997

• International Economic Developers Council, member since 1999

• SC Advanced Symposium, College of Charleston, 2001

• Certified South Carolina Economic Developer since 2001

• 2003 Economic Developer of the Year - National Rural Economic Developers Association

• 2003 Leadership South Carolina

• South Carolina Economic Developers Association (SCEDA), President, 2005, Board of Directors 2000-2006

• 2007 Haynesworth Sinkler Boyd P.A. - International Economic Development Award

• Southern Economic Development Council, 1st Vice-Chair, 2013, Board of Directors, 2009 to present

• 2013 Economic Developer of the Year - South Carolina Economic Development Association