The Clemson University Young Alumni Council (YAC) has recognized John B. Wright, Jr. of Anderson, SC as one of the 2018 “Roaring 10” – young alumni who have made an impact in business, leadership, community, educational and/or philanthropic endeavors.
Honorees were selected based on their continued efforts to uphold the university’s core values of honesty, integrity and respect and to demonstrate an “ever-loyal” relationship with Clemson University.
Upon graduation in 2010, Wright worked in the financial services industry before joining his family’s business in 2012. Since then, he has personally brokered or developed more than $40 million of commercial real estate, many projects that have been well publicized and helped grow the local economy.
Wright is the youngest-ever chairman of the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and has been recognized by the SC School Boards Association for his commitment to public education. He is a member of the Anderson University Board of Visitors, an active Rotarian, a graduate of Leadership Anderson, and an active member of Newspring Church.
The primary mission of Clemson YAC is to support the goals of the Clemson Alumni Association specifically on matters pertaining to Young Alumni. Clemson YAC exists to connect Young Alumni with the University, assist Young Alumni in the transition from active student to alumnus, facilitate fellowship, personal growth and professional development opportunities for young alumni and formally represent Young Alumni interests to the Clemson Alumni Council. The purpose of these efforts is to affect seminal influence on young alumni so they may continue to be connected and contributing alumni for a better Clemson throughout their lives.