February 2016

Schylver V. Foster

Corporate Leader and Community Educator

Schylver V. Foster

As a startup team member for BMW Manufacturing in our state, Schylver “Sky” Foster has been a key to success for one of South Carolina’s leading employers. Since joining BMW Manufacturing in 1993, she has served in various roles including manager of recruiting, payroll, and training and development and manager of compensation/benefits & working structures. She has also managed and administered corporate leadership, technical training, leadership assessment, executive and management coaching and intercultural language programs at the company. Foster is a respected and admired professional with a track record of results and she brings optimism and enthusiasm to work.

For her efforts in the community and her professional work at BMW, Foster has earned several distinctions, including the National Organization for Women’s Women Achievement Award, Converse College’s Outstanding Women Achievement Award and the James R. King Golden Achievement Award.

Foster has also participated in Leadership Greenville and the Diversity Leadership Institute and has served on advisory boards and boards of directors for such organizations as Warehouse Theatre, the Julie Valentine Center, the Greenville Chamber of Commerce, South Carolina State University Board, the Urban League of the Upstate, the United Way Palmetto Society, COMPASS of Carolina and Greenville Technical College’s Buck Mickel Center.

Foster was born in Gaffney, South Carolina, and has been a lifelong devoted member of her church where she serves as a musician. She is passionate about her family and is a role model for young people who want to find and fulfill their life’s purpose. She holds a Master of Arts from North Carolina Central University and a Bachelor of Science from South Carolina State University.