President, Micco, LLC; Chairman of the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport Commission
Minor Mickel Shaw grew up talking about business at the dinner table with her family. She said her parents always had confidence in her and felt strongly about giving back to the community. Today she is president of Micco LLC, a private investment company based in Greenville. For decades she has been involved in numerous civic, educational philanthropic and business activities in her community and the region. She is chairman of the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport Commission, and her efforts, going back to the early 2000s, have helped transform the airport and the region as a whole.
How she defines leadership: “You need to be willing to step forward and to take a stand on issues. … it’s much better when you can develop a larger group of leaders around you and hopefully empower those people -- hopefully younger people -- to stand up and go forward and be the leaders for the next generation.”