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Rebuild Upstate adds three new board members

Updated: Mar 17, 2023

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Rebuild Upstate has elected three new members to join its board for 2023.

The newest additions to the board are Rob Schmidt, Lora Jex and Doug Greenwell.

Rob Schmidt is a shareholder and director with NAI Earle Furman, where he has worked since 2011. Schmidt specializes in the acquisition, underwriting, marketing, disposition and 1031 Exchanges of single-tenant and multi-tenant commercial investment properties throughout the Southeast.

Lora Jex currently works as Chief Compliance Officer, EVP for Southern First Bank. Jex is involved with Communities in Schools and serves on the advisory committee in the Greenville market. She has participated in Hands on Greenville, Trees Upstate, and other volunteer initiatives throughout the community.

Doug Greenwell is a mechanical engineer by training, and worked for Michelin for 40 years in various engineering management roles. Greenwell retired two years ago and has eagerly dedicated his new free time to organizations that give back to the community. In 2021, Doug Greenwell received the Rebuild Upstate All-In Award in recognition for his outstanding volunteer service.

Rebuild Upstate helps low-income homeowners with home repairs and accessibility improvements to create safe, livable housing in existing homes and neighborhoods. Home repairs can range from small plumbing fixes to roof and floor replacements. Accessibility improvements range from installing grab bars and railings for vulnerable populations to building wheelchair ramps for those with disabilities.

“We are honored and excited to add these new members to our board of directors. Rebuild Upstate will greatly benefit from their leadership and insight for years to come,” said Jake Beaty, Rebuild Upstate CEO.

About Rebuild Upstate:

Rebuild Upstate serves low-income homeowners with repairs and accessibility improvements to create safe, livable housing in existing homes and neighborhoods in Greenville, Anderson, Pickens, and Oconee counties. Its team envisions a community where everyone has the opportunity to live a life of dignity in a safe home environment in order to maintain and foster strong, sustainable communities. Learn more at


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