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Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business

Profile Information

Keith Hudgins


Phone: 864-656-2011


 Educational Background

  • BS Financial Management
    Clemson University 1982

Courses Taught

  • ELE4030 - Venture Management and Growth
  • ELE4040 - Entrepreneurial Resource Acquisition


Keith Hudgins joined the department 2019 as a Lecturer in the Entrepreneurship concentration. Hudgins graduated from Clemson in 1982 with a BS in Financial Management. He began his career in the manufacturing industry with Becton, Dickinson and Company in Sumter, SC as a cost analyst. In 1986, he joined Square D Company in Columbia, SC where he held positions of cost accountant, senior financial analyst, plant controller, and plant manager. In 2003, he and his business partner purchased Square D’s crane control product line and re-established a 118-year-old brand - EC&M. EC&M operated in its 86,000 square foot manufacturing facility in St. Matthews, SC for twelve years until the company was sold to a competitor, Hubbell, Inc., in 2015. Hudgins is a member of the advisory board for The Spiro Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership, an investor and member of the VentureSouth Angel network, a mentor at the Spiro Accelerator, a member of the Tri County Technical College Board of Visitors and has been an occasional guest speaker at Clemson. He and his wife, Jennie, are the parents of two Clemson graduates. Their son, Thomas, earned his BA and MPA at Clemson and is the Managing Director of the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts. Their daughter, Martha, received her BS and MS from Clemson in Plant and Environmental Sciences. Martha is married to Daniel Froelich, a Clemson graduate with a degree in Marketing.

Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business
Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business | 343 Chandler L. Burns Hall, Clemson, S.C., 29634