Commencement Speaker

South Carolina Rep. Brian White

Brian White represents District 6 in the South Carolina House of Representatives.

He has served the people of Anderson County since 2001 and over the years has earned a reputation as an experienced and dedicated bridge builder who shapes public policy based on his commitments to strong families, sound economic growth and high-quality public education.

Representative White was born on July 20, 1967 in Anderson, South Carolina, to Earl and Sara White. As a lifelong resident of South Carolina, he graduated from Dixie High School and attended Erskine College. After school, he worked in his family business as a flight instructor. Rep. White now works as an insurance agent at Marsh & McLennan Agency in Greenville.

Since he was elected to the South Carolina House, Rep. White has held many leadership positions. In 2011, he was elected Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. In this role, Rep. White manages the House version of the state budget and serves as a member of the State Fiscal Accountability Authority. In addition, he serves on the Joint Bond Review Committee, which reviews large capital improvement projects in South Carolina. Rep. White also has chaired the House Rules Committee.

Rep. White is also an avid sportsman and outdoorsman. He served as South Carolina’s Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Chairman from 2011 to 2013. He currently serves as an Executive Committee Member of the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses and formerly on the Palmetto Pride Board and the Clemson University Forestry and Natural Resources Advisory Board. In 2012, Rep. White was honored with the Southeast Legislator of the Year Award for the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses.

Rep. White is married to Courtney Bell White, and the couple has three daughters: Amelia, Isabelle, and Madeline. A member of First Presbyterian Church of Anderson, Rep. White and his family live in Anderson.