Alumnus and CEO to deliver annual lecture on business ethics

Alumnus and CEO to deliver annual lecture on business ethics

Chad Prashad '02 | Vance Lecture Series 2020 | Presbyterian College | Clinton SCChad Prashad ’02, the president and CEO of one of the largest finance companies in the country, will deliver this year’s Robert M. Vance Lecture on Business Ethics. The event will take place at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28 in Edmunds Hall.

Prashad’s talk is entitled “The Business of Doing Good vs. Doing Good.” Prashad is the president and CEO of World Acceptance Corporation, a small-loan consumer finance company with more than 1,200 community-based branches in 16 states. The organization serves more than one million customers annually.

Prashad has been with the company since 2014, previously serving as VP of Analytics as well as Chief Analytics and Strategy Officer. He has been instrumental in developing a successful business strategy, enhancing the company culture and creating an optimal customer experience.

Prashad is active in the Greenville, S.C., community, where he and wife, Pam, reside. Prashad also serves on the board of directors of two nonprofits.

Prashad serves on the board of The Family Effect, which works to reduce addiction as the leading cause of family collapse in SC.

Prashad is also a member of the board of directors of Fostering Great Ideas, which seeks to improve the lives of children affected by foster care.

Last year, the Prashads partnered with Fostering Great Ideas and PC to spearhead a college-bound summer camp for South Carolina high school students in foster care. The goal of the camp was to inspire and empower students to pursue post-secondary education. This project was completed through the Prashads’ charitable foundation, the CHAM Innovation Fund. The Prashads plan to expand to three camps this year.

Prashad graduated PC in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and a Bachelor of Science in economics and business administration. He went on to earn a master’s degree in economics from Clemson University in 2004. Pam also graduated from PC in 2002.

Learn More about the Robert M. Vance Lecture Series on Business Ethics

The Vance Lecture Series is an opportunity for PC students and the community to hear from business leaders about maintaining ethics in the business world.

Please visit Robert M. Vance Lecture Series for more information about the program and for a list of past speakers.