My name is Thomas G. Smith, Jr.. I am owner and president of Thomas Smith and Associates (www.thomasmith.com) a registered investment advisory firm that manages diversified domestic equity portfolios for affluent investors. Though I was born in Seneca my family moved away before my first birthday and I’ve spent the vast majority of my life in Charlotte, NC, and Greenville, SC. I’m a graduate of Clemson University and a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Though I was familiar with Seneca through my many visits there while growing up I had never lived here until recently. I remember what a vibrant community Seneca and the surrounding area was when I visited in my youth. Many non-urban areas across the country have been left behind a bit over the years, but I think that trend is set to reverse and Oconee County is as well positioned as any, and better than most, to benefit from that trend reversal. I look forward to witnessing its renaissance first hand and the role opportunity zones may play in its revival.
Thomas G. Smith, Jr.