The College of Charleston School of Business boasts some of the most accomplished movers and shakers on our professional advisory board – the Board of Governors. Recently, the White House invited board member and intelligence guru Curtis Merriweather Jr. to join other business owners in celebration of black entrepreneurship during Black History Month.

Merriweather serves as the chief executive officer of Emergent, a company that delivers full-spectrum cyber security, information technology, intelligence and language operations support services to the Department of Defense and the national intelligence community.

Because of his game-changer status in the entrepreneurial field, Merriweather accepted an invitation to attend the White House summit in February to meet with high-ranking federal agency representatives. There, attendees discussed the expansion of contracting opportunities for minority-owned businesses and the creation of more mentorship programs for minority entrepreneurs to collaborate with the private sector. 

Merriweather joined the School of Business Board of Governors in November 2018. The Board plays a vital leadership role by contributing business community insights, resources and strategic vision for the School. Our diverse board members have varying backgrounds, industry experiences and leadership roles which serve the needs of our students in and out of the classroom.

“Since joining the Board of Governors at the College of Charleston School of Business, I continue to have transformational experiences as an executive professional,” says Merriweather.

Upon reflection, Merriweather said the event in Washington, D.C. was fantastic and broadened his understanding of the root cause of the capital challenges that minority entrepreneurs face.

We are fortunate to have board members like Merriweather pave the way as School of Business leadership!