Monday, October 15, 2018

Nov 1 - Secret Service Man Tommy Smith

Our Speaker
A.T. (Tommy)  Smith will talk about his career in the secret service and some of his 
personal experiences. He’ll also tell us what writers often get wrong concerning his field and include a little about his plans for the Greenville County sheriff’s department if he is elected.

Mr. Smith is a native sixth generation South Carolinian. He grew up in Taylors and graduated from Wade Hampton High School in 1976.  His law enforcement career began in 1978 when he was hired as a communications dispatcher for the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office under Sheriff Johnny Mack Brown.  His 29-year Secret Service career began in 1986 as a Special Agent assigned to the Miami Field Office. He served as Senior Advisor on cybersecurity and transnational organized crime and finally as Deputy Director of the Secret Service.

Among his many assignments, he served as Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Office and Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge of the Presidential Protective Division.  

He has received numerous citations, including the Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Service, the Department of Homeland Security Secretary’s Silver Medal, the Secretary’s Award of Excellence, and awards from the New York’s Finest Foundation and the American Society of Industrial Security. 

Mr. Smith holds master’s degrees in Science in Criminal Justice from both Alabama and USC. He is an active member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Association of Former Agents of the United States Secret Service, and National Sheriff’s Association member.

Smith is running for sheriff of Greenville County, but the election cannot officially begin until Will Lewis no longer holds the title.

Meeting Details
Our monthly meeting will take place on Thursday, November 1, at The Runway CafĂ©, 21 Airport Rd, Greenville, SC.  Be there at 6:15 p.m. to meet Tommy Smith and enjoy chapter fellowship. Supper is served at 6:30. Our speakers will begin after new and old business at about 7 p.m. Both dinner and the meeting are open to the public.

Please e-mail your dinner and drink order before Thursday the 1st to Ellis Vidler (click on link). This speeds service and helps us plan. The link for our special menu is located on the right hand column listing. If you place an order and do not attend or fail to cancel by noon, you will be charged for the meal. And like always, we'll enjoy it. 

Looking forward to seeing you!