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Eric Greer Speaks at 2012 Business Forum for Young Professionals at UC


Williamsburg, Ky. – On Wednesday, April 18th, the University of the Cumberlands (UC) Hutton School of Business (HSB) hosted their 5th annual Business Forum for Young Professionals.

The business forum is designed to prepare young professionals as they enter the business workforce. Industry professionals share their professional experiences and discuss ways in which businesses can thrive, not just survive, in any financial climate. The theme for 2012 was “Opportunities for Success in the Second Decade of the 21st Century.”

One of this year’s guest speakers was Eric Greer, President and Chief Operating Officer of CIS, Inc.

He brings 17 years of management experience to this current position. In addition, Mr. Greer holds multiple IT certifications through Cisco, Nortel and Microsoft.

He first gained experience as a Technical Support Manager and small business owner. He then developed and operated an IT start-up in London, Kentucky, for two years. When Mr. Greer sold his interest in the firm in 2000, the business had grown to gross revenues of $1,000,000.00.

CIS is Mr. Greer’s second entrepreneurial venture. Under his guidance, CIS has moved beyond this region to be become a multi-state provider of technology services to industry, education and government institutions.

Mr. Greer’s expertise includes all phases of the project life cycle, from feasibility analysis to implementation and enhancement. He holds an MBA from the University of the Cumberlands.

The forum is the brainchild of J. Hunt Perkins, who makes the program possible. Perkins, a geologist, is president of J. Hunt Perkins and Associates, Inc.; a Lexington, KY firm established in 1983 that specializes in oil and gas exploration services, gas well drilling and field exploration services. A current member of Cumberlands Board of Trustees, his strong association with the university extends back to when his mother served more than ten years as the bursar for Cumberland College.

Located in Williamsburg, Ky., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study; nine pre-professional programs; seven graduate degrees, including a doctorate and six master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.