Steve is a native of Abbeville, SC, and a graduate of Clemson University.
His experience in the Insurance and Financial Services profession spans more than 40 years, with over 35 years as an independent advisor. Steve began his career as an agent in Columbia, SC in 1974 and later moved back to Clemson; establishing Leslie & Associates in 1983 where he continues to provide trusted and knowledgeable advice combined with down-home service to his clients through out Upstate South Carolina. He holds the professional designations of Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) from the American College, and has earned numerous industry awards including qualification for the prestigious Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), and the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) National Quality Award and Sales Achievement Award. Steve has served as President of NAIFA-Blue Ridge several times, and president of NAIFA-South Carolina in 2011-2012.
Steve and his wife Elle enjoy lake life in the Golden Corner, and spoiling their Grands.