Carolina Foothills Federal Credit Union has hired Scott L. Whelchel as a Micro Lending Officer. Whelchel has over 15 years experience in small business consulting; moving clients through a process to build business plans with valid financial projections. He will be the liaison between the small business member and the credit union, with a special emphasis on educating small business owners on inherent risk factors associated with starting and maintaining a business.
Whelchel holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Clemson University in Agricultural Economics and a Master’s degree from Pennsylvania State University in Agricultural Economics and Demography. He is a Certified Economic Development Financial Professional by the National Development Council and a Certified Global Business Professional by the National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators. He was most recently employed by Clemson University Small Business Development Center as Greenville Area Manager.
Carolina Foothills President and CEO Scott Weaver said, “In hiring Scott Whelchel, Carolina Foothills is making a commitment to our community that we will intentionally do everything possible to foster the development of small businesses, which are the backbone of our economy.”