Troy Simpson works at Mid-Carolina Electric Cooperative as the Vice President of Member Services. He is very involved in the community serving as a current board member and Chair-Elect of Lexington Interfaith Community Services; Lexington Chamber of Commerce Board and Chair-elect; Saluda Economic Development Board; Neema Children’s Charities founding board member and Past President; Lexington Medical Center Ambassador; and the Past President of Furman Young Alumni Board. Most recently, Troy was awarded the 2017 Lexington Chamber Mike Till Community Service Award for his dedication to the community.
After receiving his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Furman University and a MSW from USC, Troy and his wife, Dell, began careers in banking, and then served many years together in ministry. They have three children - Mary Hannah and John Robert are students at Clemson University and Grace Ann is a sophomore at River Bluff where Dell teaches. He and his family love to camp, travel, serve together in mission work and generally do anything outside. Collecting sunrises and sunsets are a personal favorite - and stand as a family challenge to slow down to admire and experience the beauty of creation. Shared experiences and adventure were the motto as they raised their kids, whether on a trip to a local Walmart or out of the country. Not afraid of trying new things, they are frequent fliers in the ER at Lexington Medical Center, know a good number of the staff there on a first name basis, and fulfill their annual insurance deductibles each January. The family recently survived a rafting trip through the Grand Canyon.
Some years ago, Troy checked off a life goal of solo travel around the world. However, his favorite place anywhere is his family farm of five generations back home in Iva, SC, where his extended family still resides. Troy is excited to be a part of this year’s Dancing with the Stars as he is a proud Lexington One parent!