I admire: Paula Scher, a graphic designer, painter, and art educator in design.

I am from Atlanta, but went to Newberry College. I fell in love with the small town vibe, people and potential that Newberry has.

My vision for Newberry is a connected community that works together to build a Newberry that thrives on development, innovation and cultivation; along with holding tight to the core values of community, family and continuing to pave the way for our future legacies to grow and prosper.

The advice I would give my 20-year old self is to ask for help! Asking for guidance or knowledge is a key component to growing both professionally and personally. It's okay that you're not like the Mark Zuckerbergs or Kylie Jenners of the world. Keep your head held high, listen to advice when offered, and don't stop the hustle.

You would be surprised to know that I love Billy Joel music!

Samie Truong

Chief Creative Officer, Emily Revolutionary Marketing Group

Newberry County Young Professionals, Board Member; 

Miss Newberry, Committee Member

FASTTRAC participant, 2008

Downtown Newberry