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.”
About the Recipient
Minor Mickel Shaw was born in Elberton, GA, grew up in Greenville, SC and is a graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She has been involved in numerous civic, educational, philanthropic and business activities and currently serves as President of Micco, LLC, a private investment company. Mrs. Shaw is Chairman of the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport Commission. She serves on the Board of Directors of Blue Cross-Blue Shield of SC and the Blue Cross-Blue Shield Foundation of SC. She is also on the advisory board of Duke Energy and serves as a trustee of the Columbia Threadneedle Mutual Funds. She serves as a Trustee and Chairman of The Duke Endowment, the Daniel-Mickel Foundation and the Hollingsworth Funds and previously served as Chairman and Trustee of the Belle Baruch Foundation.
Mrs. Shaw has also served as Chairman of the Wofford College Board of Trustees, Chairman of the SC Foundation for Independent Colleges, the University Center of Greenville, the Arts & Sciences Foundation of UNC and the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities. She has chaired the boards of the United Way of Greenville and the United Way of SC, the Urban League of the Upstate, the Junior League of Greenville, the ETV Endowment of SC, the Community Foundation of Greenville and the YMCA of Greenville and served as Vice Chairmen of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce. She also served as the Co-Chairman of the Southeastern US – Japan Association for 2016 – 2018.
She has been awarded the Order of the Palmetto from the state of South Carolina, the Wilkins Citizenship Award from the Riley Institute, the Chairman’s Award and the Athena Award from the Greenville Chamber of Commerce, the Spirit Award from the United Way of Greenville County, the Whitney Young Humanitarian Award from the Urban League of the Upstate and the Ethics Award from the Rutland Institute of Clemson University. Mrs. Shaw is also a laureate in the South Carolina Business Hall of Fame. She holds honorary degrees from Wofford College, Furman University, Francis Marion University and from Clemson University.
Mrs. Shaw is married to Dr. Harold Ellis Shaw, Jr. They have three children and ten grandchildren.
About Women Vision SC
Women Vision SC is a program that focuses on issues affecting women throughout the state and the nation and a new generation of young people pursuing public service for their communities and the state at large. The program is produced and hosted by former SCETV president Linda O’Bryon.