Greenville, SC – Hospice of the Upstate has named Robert Wilson, Spero Financial Senior Vice President of Lending and Sales, as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Since 1988, Hospice of the Upstate has served the Anderson community, and now the entire Upstate of South Carolina, as a not-for-profit, community-based organization. The organization serves over 1,000 families each year.
As Chairman of the Board, Robert will oversee the board and executive committee meetings, work alongside the board and management to establish goals and objectives for the company’s strategic plan, and raise community awareness of the organization.
Robert was introduced to Hospice of the Upstate in 2006 when his father was under their care. After his father’s death, he and his mother went through volunteer training, allowing them to visit with patients and their families. In 2014, the organization asked him to serve as a member of the Board, and he has served since.
“Over the years seeing first-hand how many of our credit union members utilized the services of the Hospice of the Upstate, I was honored to serve in this capacity.”Robert Wilson, SVP of Lending and Sales
Outside of Hospice of the Upstate, Robert currently serves on the Anderson University Board of Visitors (member), Anderson University Athletics Advisory Board (member), and Innovate Anderson Board of Directors (treasurer). During basketball season, you can find him on the court as the volunteer Assistant Coach for the Girls Varsity Program at Christ Church Episcopal High School – the 2022 AA South Carolina State Girls Basketball Champions.
Robert has also served as the President of the Anderson University Alumni Board of Directors, South Carolina Credit Union League Board of Directors, Anderson County Junior Achievement Board of Directors, and Treasurer of the South Carolina Credit Union Management Association – to name a few.
As an alumnus of Anderson University (then, Anderson Junior College) and Clemson University, Robert married his college sweetheart Amanda, and they have three grown children: Merritt, Addie (Clint son-in-law), and Creighton.
About Spero Financial
Spero Financial Federal Credit Union was chartered in 1935 as a not-for-profit financial cooperative with one mission: to improve financial lives. As one of the Palmetto State’s largest credit unions, today, it has more than 49,900 members and $559 million in assets. Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, the credit union’s footprint spans the Upstate and Midlands with branches in Anderson, Easley, Greenville, Simpsonville, Spartanburg, Taylors, and Columbia.