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Carl Sharperson named interim assistant director of Military and Veteran Engagement


Carl Sharperson has been named interim assistant director for Clemson University’s office of Military and Veteran Engagement. He will work alongside McKenzie McNamara in place of Brennan Beck, who accepted a position in September as a regional integration officer with the South Carolina Department of Veterans Affairs. Sharperson has been a mentor with Clemson’s P.A.W. Journey and Call Me MISTER programs.

Sharperson shares a laugh following Monday’s opening of Military Appreciation Week at Clemson.

Sharperson has served as president and CEO of his own international consulting and recruiting company in the Upstate of South Carolina since 2000. He provided executive coaching, leadership and organizational development, team building and strategic planning for several clients, including Clemson University, the City of Clemson, Harley Davidson and Michelin.

He served as vice president of manufacturing for the golf division of Dunlop Sports in nearby Westminster, South Carolina in 1999 and 2000. He was responsible for all manufacturing operations and worldwide distribution of golf balls and clubs for the company.

Prior to his time in the Upstate, Sharperson built an impressive resume working for several of the world’s top companies. He held positions as plant manager and manager of strategic planning and analysis for Colgate-Palmolive (1993-99), quality assurance manager and plant production manager at Frito-Lay (1989-93) and operations department manager and manufacturing planning manager for Procter and Gamble (1981-89).

Sharperson played football and earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the United States Naval Academy in 1976. He went on to serve five years as a naval aviator with the Marine Corps, earning the rank of captain.