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Citadel News Service
19 Jan 2009

William E. Crowe named Grinalds Leader-in-Residence

William E. Crowe Jr., is the 2009 John S. Grinalds Leader-in-Residence at The Citadel School of Business Administration. Dean Ronald F. Green made the announcement at the start of the spring semester.

“Bill Crowe has an extensive background in the Air Force and has been extremely successful in all his business ventures. We are happy to announce he will join us as the 2009 Grinalds Leader-in-Residence at the Citadel,” said Green.

The John S. Grinalds Leader-in-Residence is a business executive who is a prominent 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 and is named after former Citadel President John S. Grinalds.

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; commander of the Undergraduate Flying Training Squadron; U.S. Embassy Air Force section chief, Cairo, Egypt; and as Air Force Secretariat, International Affairs Division Chief in Washington, D.C. After his retirement in 1997 as a colonel, Crowe joined Kajax Engineering as senior program manager supporting the Army Material Command. He then co-founded SNVC, L.C., where he served as chief operating officer and vice-president of contracts and was instrumental in SNVC being named the General Services Administration’s most innovative small businesses for 2002 and one of Inc. 500’s fastest growing companies in the U.S. for 2004.

Crowe currently serves as a 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, Armed Forces Communications and Electronic Association and The Citadel Alumni Association. He currently serves on The Citadel School of Business Administration advisory board and is the chairman of The Citadel Mentor’s Association.

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