Tri-County Tech’s John Lummus is being named at this hour as the new CEO of Upstate Alliance. Lummus has a background in fundraising, economic development and government affairs. Since 2006, he has served as vice president of economic and institutional advancement at the college. Prior to that, Lummus directed the Anderson County Office of Economic Development. In the new job, he is to oversee marketing and business development strategies for the alliance of upstate counties, Oconee included. The job opened late last year on the resignation of Hal Johnson.