Gordon R. Herring
Retired Executive Vice President, TeleCable Corp.
Gordon R. Herring, a native of Greenville, graduated from Furman in 1965 and earned an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia in 1970.
He served in the U.S. Army for three years, attaining the rank of captain. Joining TeleCabIe Corporation in 1970 as director of research; he went on to become director of marketing and then regional operations manager in 1975, vice president in 1980, and executive vice president in 1989. After retiring upon the sale of TeleCabIe, he is now a private investor.
A leader in the cable television industry, he served on the operating committee of Viewers' Choice, as a founding member of the Board of Directors of Cable Television Administration & Marketing Society, and as a member of the National Affiliates Marketing Advisory Committee of Home Box Office. He was one of the founders of the Weather Channel. He is a former trustee of Averett College, a former member of Furman's Advisory Council, a past chair of the Furman Board of Trustees, a founding member of Furman’s Benefactors Circle, chaired the Campaign Executive Committee for the Forever Furman Campaign, and served on the Hollingsworth Funds Board.
He received an honorary doctor of laws degree from Furman in 1991. In 1992, he was awarded the National Cable Television Association Vanguard Award for Marketing.