Meet the Speakers

Jack Ellenberg

Managing Director
Maxis Advisors

Jack Ellenberg is Managing Director with Maxis Advisors, bringing over 28 years of experience in economic development, supply chain and logistics, port infrastructure and corporate strategy.

Previously, as Associate Vice President of Clemson University, Jack launched the Office of Corporate Partnerships and Strategic Initiatives, strengthening the university’s strategic corporate research partnerships and five Innovation Campuses. Prior to joining Clemson, Jack served as Senior Vice President for Strategic Projects at the Port of Charleston.  He was responsible for the recruitment of port-dependent projects and oversaw development of the South Carolina Inland Ports.

Jack also served as Deputy Secretary at the South Carolina Department of Commerce, where he was responsible for industrial recruitment, oversaw the Global Business Development team and managed the state’s foreign offices.

Throughout his career, Jack recruited over $35 billion in new investment generating over 100,000 jobs, working with global companies including Arthrex, Boeing, BMW, Daimler, Google, Honda, Fujifilm, Lockheed Martin, Michelin, Siemens and ZF Group.

Jack was named Southern Business & Development‘s “Person of the Year” as recruiter of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner operation in South Carolina. In 2011, he was awarded the Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina’s highest civilian honor, for his service to the state.

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