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The George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Economics is pleased to partner with Wells Fargo to bring notable business leaders to the classroom. For the past six years, Wells Fargo has funded this program to give our business students, faculty, staff and community an opportunity to meet and hear current topics of interest from exceptional business people. 

The Wells Fargo Speaker Series is offered several times each semester and is promoted through a variety of publicity venues. For information on past speakers, view the speaker archive.

For questions about the series, please contact Bea Walters Smith, Director of Development and Foundation Scholarships at bwsmith@uscupstate.edu or 864-503-5235. 

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Tim Nicholls
“Careers In An Industrial Company”   
Senior Vice President of Industrial Packaging Americas

Monday, January 23, 12:05 p.m. - 12:55 p.m. 
The George Dean Johnson Jr. College of Business
BMW Classroom (Room 150)
160 E. Saint John St.
Spartanburg, SC 29306

USC Upstate students, faculty, and staff: Free
Community Members: $10

Tim NichollsIn November 2016, Tim Nicholls was named senior vice president, Industrial Packaging the Americas, with responsibility for the company’s North American Containerboard, Corrugated Packaging, Recycling and IP Brazil Packaging businesses -- which is more than a $14 billion operation with about 230 sites and 27,000 team members across the U.S., Mexico, Chile and Brazil. 

Nicholl’s previous positions have included senior vice president, North American Industrial Packaging; senior vice president, Printing & Communications Papers the Americas; senior vice president and Chief Financial Officer, IP; vice president, Finance; vice president and CFO, IP Europe; president, Weldwood (formerly a wholly-owned IP subsidiary in Vancouver, Canada); director, Finance and Strategic Planning, Industrial Packaging; and general manager, International Packaging Converting. 

He has 25 years of experience in the packaging and paper industry. He joined International Paper in 1999 through the company's acquisition of Union Camp, where he held a series of finance and business planning and leadership positions since joining Union Camp in 1991. 

Nicholls serves as the chairman of Shelby Farms Park Conservancy Board of Directors. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Management from the University of South Carolina Upstate, and an MBA from the University of Georgia. 

He and his wife, Catherine, have two sons, Norman (19) and Charlie (15) and reside in Memphis, Tenn., area.

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