First Friday Leadership Series presents
The First Friday Leadership Series continues on December 6 with speaker Dave Watrous, Senior Director - Global Strategic Development, Fluor. Please join us as we learn from Mr. Watrous's experiences, followed by a networking reception at our final First Friday at the Clemson at the Falls campus before we move to the ONE building!
First Friday Leadership Series is presented by Clemson University MBA Program, The Arthur M. Spiro Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership, and the Upstate Business Journal.
About Dave Watrous:
Dave first joined Fluor in 1996 as a Civil Engineer with a Bachelor of Science degree from Clemson University. Over the past 17 years, he has lived and worked around the world, including Denmark, Kuwait, China, and across the U.S.A. Throughout his career, Dave has worked in the Infrastructure, Chemicals, Manufacturing and Life Sciences industries before moving into Sales, Marketing and Business Leadership for the company.
Now responsible for the growth and re-development of Fluor’s global Life Sciences business, Dave is based in Greenville, SC and is leading the effort to re-establish Fluor as an industry leader in the biotech, pharmaceutical and fast-moving consumer goods industries. Most of his time is spent in Asia and Eastern Europe, with interim business travel across the east and west coasts of the United States.
During a short time away from Fluor, Dave also built a commercial real estate development company with two partners in Greenville and worked in Copenhagen for a Danish-based consulting and technology company that serves the Life Sciences industry.
In addition to his current business development responsibilities, Dave serves on several committees within Fluor, has been past Chairman of the Golf for Greenville charity event, and supports several other local area initiatives within the community.
With his wife, Emily, their two daughters, Lauren and Ashley, and dog, Lucy, they enjoy adventure travel, golf, tennis and spending time at Lake Hartwell.
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Clemson University MBA Program
Clemson’s MBA program is well-regarded for its practical, applied approach to advanced business topics. The curriculum is designed to foster optimal student-teacher interaction and to facilitate learning through a variety of applied and traditional methods. We partner with industry leaders to provide our students with hands-on experience, which contributes to molding them into highly recruited, desirable candidates in today’s ever more competitive job market.