About

Occupation: Businessman

Personal:

  • Businessman
  • 19-Year resident of District 27, Hunters Woods Subdivision, 210 Foxhound Rd., Simpsonville
  • Born: March 4, 1957 in Aiken, SC
  • s. J. Roland and Peggy Smith
  • Graduated: University of S.C.–Aiken, B.A. in 1979, and University of S. C. M.P.A, 1983
  • Married: August 4, 1979 to Brenda L. Harman, teacher for 33years in the Greenville County School System. They have 2 children, Michael Grady and Dana Michelle.

Business:

  • Assistant Administrator, Aiken County, 1985-1988
  • President, American Society of Public Administrators, S.C. Chapter, 1988-90
  • Administrator, Bamberg County, 1988-92
  • National Association of County’s Achievement Award, Bamberg County, 1990
  • Served on Former Governor Carroll Campbell’s Homeless Task Force, 1990
  • President, S.C. Managers, Admin. & Supervisors, 1991-92
  • Administrator, Simpsonville City, 1992-95
  • Chmairman, S.C. City and County Management Associations Committee on City Legislative Issues, 1993-94
  • Chairman, Greenville County Chief Administrators Officers Group, 1995
  • President, Simpsonville Rotary Club, 1997-98
  • President, Hillcrest High School’s Take Down Club, 1998-2001
  • Received 2002 South Carolina Governor’s Pollution Prevention Award for Small Business
  • President, Simpsonville United Methodist Men’s Ministry, 2003
  • Elected in Special Election May 20, 2003 to fill the unexpired term of Michael E. Easterday, [R], resigned.
  • Honorary Chairman, Republican Congressional Business Roundtable
  • 2003 South Carolina Businessman of the Year
  • 29 years of Governmental and Entrepreneurial Experience

Occupation:

  • Managing Partner, Nin Tai Enterprises
  • Vice President, Burkhold Smith Planning & Management