In this episode of Old Town New World, former SC representative and house majority leader Gary Simrill joins us to talk about his new role at Winthrop University. He tells us what drives him and about lessons he learned from both success and failure. We discuss the turmoil in modern politics and its impact on the individual. Gary reveals a personal history in which it’s easy to see why he’s such a highly regarded leader.
Gary was born in Rock Hill and graduated from Winthrop University in 1991 with a BS in Business. He went on to a thirty-year career in politics before joining the team at Winthrop as special assistant to the president for community engagement. He and wife, Mary have three children. He was the primary sponsor of the 2017 Infrastructure and Economic Development Act.