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Bud and his late wife Emilie came to Laurens County over 20 years ago to run the Laurens County Higher Education Center.  They fell in love with the small-town charm and culture and very quickly decided that this was the place they wanted to be.  Bud has had a successful career in education, having served in various roles in colleges in South Carolina and North Carolina.  After serving as the President of Central Carolina Community College in Sanford North Carolina, Bud retired in 2019.  His community service includes being the past Chairman of the Laurens County Chamber of Commerce, and United Way of Laurens County.  Currently, he serves as the Chairman of the Laurens County Parks and Recreation Board.  Bud has always loved the outdoors, particularly enjoying hiking and biking. From his past experience, he recognizes the power of trials in economic development.  He understands that the Swamp Rabbit Trail is an incredible driver of economic development and believes that Laurens County has the potential to become the “Green Side of Greenville”, attracting growth and new residents.


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