Business Etiquette Expert Featured in SC State's Weekly Executive Speaker Series

Friday, March 23, 2007

The next installment of SC State’s weekly Executive Speaker Series will feature David N. Evans, food service director and business etiquette consultant for Milliken and Company.

The lecture will be held on Wednesday, March 28, at noon in the fourth floor auditorium of Belcher Hall. For additional information, contact Dr. Ann Winstead at (803) 533-3777.

The Executive Speaker Series, sponsored by the College of Business and Applied Professional Sciences, is a component of the Leadership and Professional Development Program, which all business majors are required to complete. The series exposes students to various aspects of the workplace, including viewpoints of leaders who are on the cutting edge of business, industry and government.

Past participants have come from a wide array of companies and industries, including Pfizer Inc., Springs Industries, Bowater Inc., Ernst & Young, BellSouth, Black Enterprise, SCANA, Sonoco, Bank of America, Johnson Controls, Milliken & Company and the FDIC.

David N. Evans is certified by The Protocol School of Washington® as an instructor of business and dining etiquette and international protocol. He teaches the business and dining etiquette sessions to all of Milliken’s management new hires.

Evans has been with Milliken for 24 years as leader of the Food Service Department. His responsibilities include Guest House operations in Spartanburg, S.C., and LaGrange, Ga., and cafeteria operations in New York City. He has worked in various capacities in the hospitality industry for over 40 years. Prior to joining Milliken, he held jobs with Sea Pines Plantation and the Hotel Roanoke.

A member of IFSEA for 17 years, Evans has served on the International Board of Directors and three terms as president of the local branch. Additionally, as a member of the SCHA, he is a founding director of the Spartanburg Area Restaurant Association (SARA) and currently serves as its vice president.

In his personal time, Evans enjoys gardening, fly fishing, camping and sport fishing. He resides in Spartanburg.