Ray Murphy is a New York native, but has called South Carolina home for over 30 years. His eight year experience serving in the Marine Corps developed strong leadership skills and discipline in him. Ray spent over twenty years in the car business with numerous titles ranging from Finance Manager to General Manager and Owner. During Ray’s time working on drag race pit crews, he noticed the growing demand for vehicle graphics and decals. In 2005, he started T and R Graphics in order to meet this demand. The business initially started with Ray working out of his garage. T and R graphics is now located in the old Hometown Grocery Store and has over 10 employees. Since 2005 the business has expanded to include signs, screen printing, embroidery, laser engraving, and much more. Ray has worked alongside many organizations and held various titles; including board member of Americus Hospital, President of Seneca Downtown Merchants Association, and Vice Chair on the Oconee County Chamber of Commerce. In his free time you will find him at a Clemson game, playing golf, or supporting local businesses.
As the President of Blackstone Accounting, I provide bookkeeping and tax preparation to small businesses and individuals. I also specialize in small business startups. I live in West Union with my husband where we raise Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.
I am the Dean of Student Development at Tri-County Technical College. I work to provide co-curricular initiatives to enrich a student’s curricular experience and provide individual support to students to mitigate barriers to their academic success. I live in Seneca with my wife, Amanda, and two sons, Glen and Madden.
Darryl BroomeImmediate Past Chair
I am the Vice President for Business Development at Blue Ridge Bank. I also serve on the Board of Directors for the Foothills Area YMCA, Shade Tree Ministries, and the South Carolina Alzheimer’s Association. I am a member of the Utica Restoration committee as well as the Main Street Walhalla Advisory Committee.
Hunter KomeBoard Member
Previously, Kome was a vice president with Premier Inc., which provides group purchasing, informatics and other
services to thousands of hospitals nationwide. During his seven years with Premier, the organization received the
Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award from the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Prior to Premier, Kome was a member of the executive team at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System in Spartanburg. Kome received his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Gardner-Webb University.
He is a board member and past chairman of the Oconee County Chamber of Commerce and Clemson Area Chamber of Commerce, a board member of the Oconee Economic Alliance and Easley Chamber of Commerce, a past chairman of the Oconee County and Pickens County March of Dimes campaigns, The Arts Center of Clemson, and The Blood Connection. He and his wife, Concetta, have three grown children.
Kevin BronsonBoard Member
Kevin Bronson is an International Coach Federation (ICF) and Gestalt International Study Center (GISC) certified coach and a Harvard-trained negotiator. He is the City Administrator for the City of Westminster, SC. His experience includes more than 20 years in executive local government administration, having held strategic and operational leadership roles in municipal governments.