Business Development Specialist, Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District
Mimi graduated with a MS in Geography in 2018. Her research focused on the relationship(s) between memory, memorialization, and economic development in Berlin, Germany. During her time as a grad student in the Geography department, she was a Graduate Teaching Assistant for several different undergraduate courses, and represented the department in the Graduate Student Senate. Mimi received the McClure Scholarship from the UTK Center of Global Engagement to conduct her studies in Berlin, as well as the Robert G. Long Outstanding Graduate Student award.
After graduating from UTK in May 2018, Mimi moved back to her home region to begin her career at the Upstate South Carolina Alliance, the regional economic development agency for the greater Greenville, South Carolina area. Mimi’s duties included researching and publishing economic development related data, maintaining databases, and managing the regional response to economic development projects.
In December 2020, Mimi began working at the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District as a Business Development Specialist. Mimi’s day to day duties include assisting in the running of the commercial business sector or the airport, which covers everything from food and beverage to the Airport District’s industrial property. Everything except the airplanes, essentially! Mimi manages the departmental data analytics, contracts, and grant applications. She also serves as the economic development liaison between the airport and the community partners.
In her free time, Mimi loves to find the best places for coffee and beer in the Greenville-Spartanburg area, or trying a new fitness class.