Dickerson tapped to develop logistics industry cluster


Suzanne Dickerson has been named the director of logistics industry initiatives for the business-led, non-profit organization, South Carolina Council on Competitiveness. Dickerson transitions to the Council after eight years as director of international business development at Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR).

Dickerson previously worked in the fields of corporate sustainability, innovation management and long-term strategic and structural planning with BMW. She began her career in Munich Germany at corporate headquarters upon completion of the prestigious Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program.

“The breadth and depth of Suzanne’s experience in cluster development and her presence with the international business community will be a valuable asset to the Council’s new effort to strengthen and develop the logistics industry cluster,” said Ann Marie Stieritz, president & CEO of the Council.

Dickerson serves as Vice President of the multi-state Southern Automotive Women’s Forum. She speaks fluent German and is also a Fellow of the BMW Foundation World Leaders Forum.

Dickerson said, “I am excited to join the impressive team at the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness and I look forward to contributing to the growth and development of this important cluster for the State of South Carolina.”

Dickerson resides in Greenville and is a member of the Greenville Professional Women’s Forum. She is Fellow of the Riley Institute Diversity Leadership Program and was awarded the Clemson Women in Leadership Award in 2015.

About South Carolina Council on Competitiveness:
The SC Council on Competitiveness is a business-led, non-profit organization advancing the long-term economic competitiveness of our state, industries, and citizens. Our work is accomplished through actionable economic research, support of industry clusters and education and workforce initiatives. For more information, visit www.sccompetes.org.