The award is given annually to 10 outstanding individuals who received undergraduate or graduate degrees from Clemson University within the past 10 years and who exemplify Clemson’s core values of honesty, integrity and respect. Recipients are recognized for their impact in business, leadership, community, educational and philanthropic endeavors.
Tew, a Clyde, N.C., native, graduated from Clemson in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. In 2014, he completed his Master of Business Administration degree in Clemson’s Greenville-based MBA program.
Before joining Pintail Capital Partners in 2019, he spent seven years with Flagship Properties of Greenville, including five years as commercial division vice president. He also is a founding principal of Kairos Development, whose diverse tenants are largely nonprofits and locally owned and operated small businesses. He is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and the Urban Land Institute and obtained his Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation in 2016.
His work in developing partnerships to reposition over 100,000 square feet of office, retail and flex space, largely in Greenville’s Laurens Road corridor, has drawn praise from city officials.
Tew is a leader in community organizations, including the Greenville Free Medical Clinic and the Aberdeen Village Neighborhood Association. He is a 2019 graduate of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Greenville program and is chair of Buncombe Street United Methodist Church’s long-range planning committee.
For Clemson, Tew co-led the re-launch of the Clemson MBA Alumni Society, served as its vice president and president, and represented it on the Clemson Alumni Council. He is a member of Clemson’s Greenville Luncheon Club and supports both academics and athletics as a donor.
Members of the Clemson family nominate potential Roaring10 honorees, who are then selected by the Clemson Young Alumni Council. The 2021 award presentation will occur during the fall.
The primary mission of the Clemson Young Alumni Council is to support the goals of the Clemson Alumni Association specifically on matters pertaining to young alumni. The Clemson Alumni Association is an open-membership, nonprofit organization that exists to connect alumni with their alma mater. Through a variety of programs and services, the Alumni Association works with alumni around the world to ensure they have a Clemson Experience every day.