Better Business Bureau® of the Upstate SC (BBB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Bernath, Southern Traditions Window Fashions, as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Bernath has been actively involved on the board since 2012 and most recently served as Vice Chairman. “It’s an honor to serve the BBB Board as its chairman. In today’s economic climate, few organizations have a more relevant message or critical service to deliver,” said Bernath. “I’m proud to serve and look forward to assisting BBB to achieve its mission and fulfill its promise of establishing a marketplace guided by the principal of trust.” “BBB has benefitted from Richard Bernath’s support, wisdom and leadership as a BBB Board member over the last six years,” says Vee Daniel, BBB President/CEO. “Richard has demonstrated tremendous commitment to the Upstate business communities and to the work of the BBB, and we are delighted to have him lead the BBB as 2018 BBB Chairman. “The BBB Executive Committee includes: Mandy Satterfield of Bradshaw, Gordon & Clinkscales as Vice Chairman, Angela Gardner of Zuendt Engineering as Secretary, David “Doc” Godrey of TD Bank as Treasurer, Ginny Beach of Godshall Professional Recruiting & Staffing as Immediate Past Chairman, Cheryl Hicks of Bank of Travelers Rest as BBB Education Foundation Board Chairman, Connie Caldwell of Carolina Heating Service as Events/Member Relations Committee Chairman, Kathryn McKissick of Fairway Ford as Local Advertising Committee Program Chairman, Lou Hutchings of Hutchings Solutions as Bylaws Committee Chairman, Vee Daniel, BBB President & CEO and Tammy Dankovich, BBB Vice President.BBB Board of Directors include: Vanessia Arnold with American Fab of SC, Michael Waldrop with Smith Dray Line Moving & Storage, Teresa Cox with Keller Williams Greenville Upstate, Tom Gagne with Attorney Offices of Thomas Gagne, P.A., Skyler Jackson with Carolina Foothills Federal Credit Union, James Jordon with Jordon Construction Company, Jerry Lanier with Lanier Roofing, Shirley Perry with Michelin North America, Susan Vernon with Dillard-Jones Builders and Stewart Watson with Bonitz Flooring Group. “We are fortunate to have this caliber of business leaders involved in our board dedicating their time and support to expand the commonality of ethical business practices in the Upstate,” said Daniel. About BBB: For more than 100 years, Better Business Bureau has been helping people find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. In 2016, people turned to BBB more than 167 million times for BBB Business Profiles on more than 5.2 million businesses and Charity Reports on 11,000 charities, all available for free at bbb.org. BBB Serving Upstate, South Carolina was founded in 1983 and serves 10 counties, including Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg, and Union. Businesses that earn BBB Accreditation contractually agree and adhere to the organization's high standards of ethical business behavior. BBB is the preeminent resource to turn to for objective, unbiased information on businesses and charities. For more information, call (864) 242-5052 or visit bbb.org.