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Furman recognizes Corporate Sustainability Fellows

Among other roles, CSFs serve as guest speakers in Furman’s Postgraduate Diploma Program in Corporate Sustainability. Image courtesy of

The Center for Corporate and Professional Development at Furman University recently recognized two executives as Corporate Sustainability Fellows (CSF).

The 2018 Corporate Sustainability Fellows are:

Jeffrey Goetz (center) is flanked by Brad Bechtold (left) and Sam Tisdale (right).

Jeffrey Goetz, Fluor Corporation
Jenny Vallimont, Gokotta

Jenny Vallimont (center) is flanked by Brad Bechtold (left) and Sam Tisdale (right).

Said Sam Tisdale, director of Furman’s Center for Corporate and Professional Development, “Corporate sustainability is being embraced across the country, not only because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes good business sense. It lowers business costs, improves productivity and enhances reputation.

“Our postgraduate diploma in corporate sustainability provides the tools, techniques and strategic thinking business leaders need in order to build a coherent sustainability strategy. Our 2018 CSFs are recognized leaders in the field who are making a difference in their organizations and have contributed significantly to the success of our postgraduate diploma by sharing their knowledge and best practices,” added Tisdale.

CSFs serve as guest speakers in Furman’s Postgraduate Diploma Program in Corporate Sustainability, and in the traditional undergraduate day and Undergraduate Evening Studies programs, the David E. Shi Center for Sustainability, and Earth and Environmental Sciences.

CSFs also support and develop student internships and research opportunities around corporate sustainability. CSFs are nominated by faculty of Furman’s Center for Corporate and Professional Development, and are selected by Brad Bechtold, Furman’s executive director of Continuing Education.

“Our 2018 CSFs are leading edge thought leaders who are in charge of defining and implementing sustainability initiatives for their organizations,” Bechtold said. “There are many sustainability-type educational programs across the country, but none are as comprehensive and business focused as Furman’s program, which will be offered again in the spring of 2019.”

For more information or to register, please contact SamTisdale at 864-294-2156, or visit the website at

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