Jon Baggett ’99, will be named the recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Young Alumnus award from Presbyterian College at a ceremony during Homecoming festivities. This award is designed to honor an alumnus who displays early competence within the chosen field of endeavor and exceptional promise of future achievement.
Baggett earned a bachelor of arts in political science and history from Presbyterian College in 1999. While attending PC, he was an active student, serving on the Student Government Association, as a member of the Chi Fraternity Order of Omega, as well as serving on the Honor Council.
Upon completing his undergraduate work, Baggett attended the University of South Carolina where he earned a master public administration. He also holds certifications from the South Carolina Economic Developer’s Association, National Development Council, and the International Economic Development Council.
Recognized as a certified economic developer, Baggett serves as a senior project manager, at the South Carolina Department of Commerce. With over ten years of economic development experience, Jon is seen as a creative leader in the field, having been named one of the “40 Under 40 Rising Stars in Economic Development” by the Development Counsellors International.
Over the span of his career, Baggett has worked with global companies such as Michelin, Robert Bosch, Showa Denko Carbon, GE, Evonik, Lockheed Martin, Charter NEX Films, and many others to foster their investment into the Palmetto State, helping to create over 6,000 new jobs and over $2 billion dollars in capital investments.