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Citadel News Service
30 Jan 2009

Citadel names Grinalds Leader-in-Residence

Col. Ronald F. Green, dean of The Citadel School of Business Administration, announced that William E. Crowe, Jr., has been named the John S. Grinalds Leader-in-Residence.

The John S. Grinalds Leader-in-Residence at The Citadel School of Business Administration is awarded to an executive who has credentials as a prominent career leader in business, government or non-profit organizations. The Leader-in-Residence is funded by a grant from Brig. Gen. Harvey Schiller, class of 1960. The position was created during the 2005-06 academic year.

Crowe currently serves as partner, president and COO of Aretec, Inc., a Charleston-based consulting firm that specializes in the commercialization of innovative technology and government contracting. Crowe is a life member of the Air Force Association, the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association and The Citadel Alumni Association. He currently serves on The Citadel School of Business Board of Advisors and is the chair of The Citadel Mentor’s Association. 

Crowe earned his B.S. degree in biology from The Citadel in 1974 and was immediately commissioned into the U.S. Air Force. He earned master of science degrees from the National Defense University and the University of Southern California. During his 24-year Air Force career, Crowe served as a command pilot, an undergraduate flying training squadron commander, a U.S. Embassy Air Force section chief in Egypt, and as Air Force Secretariat for the International Affairs division chief in Washington, D.C. In 1997 Crowe retired as a colonel and joined Kajax Engineering as senior manager, supporting the Army Materiel Command. He then co-founded SNVC, L.C., an information technology services company, where he served as COO and vice president of contracts and was instrumental in SNVC being named one of “Inc. 500’s Fastest Growing Companies in the USA for 2004,” and the U.S. General Services Administration’s “Most Innovative Small Businesses for 2002.”

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