Don Brashears is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but has been a proud resident of South Carolina since 1997. Brashears earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Commerce and an MBA in International Economics and Finance from Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ.
At the age of 18, Brashears began his career at U.S. STEEL, a division of USX, as a laborer. Thirty years later, he retired from his career with U.S. STEEL as Area Manager for the Sheet and Galvanizing Facilities. During his time at U.S. STEEL, he ran Tin Finishing operations, which produced products for companies like Campbell's Soup, Chrysler, Del Monte, GM, Toyota, and others. Brashears is currently the Owner/Partner of Atlantic Real Estate, Inc. (Hilton Head Island, SC) and Liberty Tax Service (Bluffton, SC).
In addition to his day-to-day job, Brashears is heavily involved in the community. He currently serves as the Board Chairman for the Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce. He also serves as Board Chair for Southeast TechInventures and is the Chair of The Literacy Center. In addition, he serves as a Board Member for Ariel Savannah Angel Partners, LLC and Ag TechInventures. Brashears is also involved in the Rotary Club of Hilton Head (Past - President) and is a strong advocate for Rotary International. Together, he and his wife, Terri, have hosted 13 exchange students from all over the world as they attended Hilton Head High School during the school year.