Oct. 24 Executive Speaker Series to feature etiquette expert

Monday, October 15, 2007

SC State’s Oct. 24 Executive Speaker Series to feature etiquette expert David Evans, CFEORANGEBURG – The next installment of SC State’s weekly Executive Speaker Series will feature David N. Evans, CFE, food services director for Spartanburg, S.C.-based Milliken & Company.

Evans’ presentation, a dining etiquette tutorial, will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 5 p.m. The tutorial will be accompanied by a presentation from Tamara Richardson, a 2005 SC State alumna, and a recruiting team for Milliken. For additional information, contact Dr. Ann S. Winstead at (803) 516-4864 or Debbie Morant at (803) 536-7138.

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.

David N. Evans, CFE, recently celebrated 25 years with Milliken 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 also teaches business and dining etiquette sessions to all of Milliken’s management new hires.

Evans has worked in various capacities in the hospitality industry for over 40 years. Prior to coming to work at Milliken, he held positions with Sea Pines Plantation and the Hotel Roanoke.

A member of International Food Service Executives Association (IFSEA) for 17 years, Evans has served on the International Board of Directors and has served three terms as president of the local branch. Evans is also a member of the South Carolina Hospitality Association (SCHA) and is a founding director of the Spartanburg Area Restaurant Association (SARA), where he serves as vice president.

Evans is certified by The Protocol School of Washington® as an instructor of business and dining etiquette and international protocol.

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

The Executive Speaker Series was implemented in the core curriculum of the School of Business in 1996 as 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, AT&T, Ameriprise Financial, Black Enterprise, Blue Cross Blue Shield, SCANA, Sonoco, Bank of America, Johnson Controls, Milliken & Company and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).