Hal Johnson, SCCED
Chief Development Officer
NAI Earle Furman
Hal started his career working in manufacturing and sales for Milliken & Co. and TieTex Corp. 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 the past chairman of the Southern Economic Development Council, Hal serves on both the Past Chairman and the Young Professionals committees. NAI Earle Furman created a new role, Chief Development Officer, to leverage Hal’s expertise and awareness of businesses considering new locations, expansions, consolidations, and acquisitions. Hal has a gift to visualize disruptive business opportunities and create game changing ideas for his clients. His role is unique and, like our firm, it is what differentiates us from our competition as we find ways to create solutions. Hal’s experience in global markets makes him a great resource no matter where your project needs to locate.