Billy Sanders graduated with an industrial engineering degree from York Technical College.
Before joining Founders in 2012, Billy spent 16 years as Agent and Manager for Kanawha Insurance Company where he provided insurance services to the people of York and Chester counties. Prior to joining the insurance business, Billy spent many years working in the textile industry. He now serves as Insurance Services Manager, Region II.
He is a member of the Life Underwriters Training Council and a member of First Baptist Church of Chester. Billy and his wife, Ann, have two daughters and two granddaughters.
Billy’s permanent office is the White Street location in Fort Mill, SC.
Contact: 803-326-1754 or Billy.Sanders@foundersfcu.com
Michael Faile graduated with an associates degree in accounting and business management from York Technical College.
Michael joined Founders in 1995 and served in a variety of positions including Teller, Loan Clerk and Collections Clerk. Upon realizing his career goal of becoming an Insurance Agent, Michael left Founders to work with Kanawha Insurance in Lancaster, SC. He rejoined Founders in 2007 and helped create its first Insurance Services team. He now serves as Insurance Services Manager, Region III.
Michael’s permanent office is at the South Church Street location in Spartanburg, SC. Additionally, he will travel Clinton, Laurens, Gaffney, East Main, North Grove, Duncan and Lyman offices.
Contact: 864-342-4470 or Michael.Faile@foundersfcu.com
Scott Blackmon graduated from the University of South Carolina with associates degrees in business and commercial science with an emphasis in accounting.
Before joining Founders in 2007, Scott was an agent at Kanawha Insurance Company for 20 years. Through his years of experience, he has received several awards such as the company’s Top Agent for Sales and Agent of the Year on numerous occasions.
Scott is a Life Underwriters Training Council Fellow and an active member of Second Baptist Church in Lancaster. He and his wife of 23 years, Robyn, have two daughters, Morgan and Mallory.
Scott’s permanent office is the White Street location in Fort Mill, SC. Additionally, he will travel to any Founders office.
Contact: 803-289-5318 or Scott.Blackmon@foundersfcu.com
Mark Blackmon graduated with a bachelors of science degree in physical education from Newberry College.
Mark has earned the Life Underwriters Training Council Fellow designation. He is a member of Second Baptist Church and sings in the Southern gospel group, King’s Cause. Mark and his wife of 16 years, Susan, have four daughters, Riley, Dabney, Sallie Anne and Audrey.
Mark’s permanent office is the North Main Street location in Lancaster, SC. Additionally, he will travel to any Founders office.
Contact: 803-289-5317 or Mark.Blackmon@foundersfcu.com
Before joining Founders, Maxy was an agent with Kanawha Insurance Company. While there, he obtained his Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow designation and served as secretary, vice chairman and chairman of the council for Lancaster.
A member of Lancaster Rotary Club, Maxy has also served on the Matt Blackwell Foundation, United Way of Lancaster, Communities in Schools, Lancaster Booster Club and Lancaster Economic Development. Maxy and his wife, Jennifer, have two children, Garrett and Holly.
Maxy’s permanent office is the North Main Street location in Lancaster, SC. Additionally, he will travel to any Founders office.
Contact: 803-289-5225 or Maxy.Hammond@foundersfcu.com
Toby Taylor graduated with a bachelors degree in business economics from Wofford College and has been a South Carolina Insurance agent for 16 years.
Toby is a Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow and served on the Matt Blackwell Foundation and the Lancaster Booster Club. He is also a member of the University of South Carolina at Lancaster Athletic Department serving as an Insurance Advisor and Assistant Baseball Coach. He is a member of Douglas Presbyterian Church in Lancaster. Toby and his wife, Amy, have two sons, Graham and Anson.
Toby’s permanent office is the North Main Street location in Lancaster, SC. Additionally, he will travel to any Founders office.
Contact: 803-289-5230 or Toby.Taylor@foundersfcu.com
Sarah Applegate, formerly Sarah Babcock, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Finance from the University of South Florida.
Before joining Founders in 2013, Sarah worked for AAA’s Insurance Agency in Greenville for 4 years as a senior agent and a Team Lead. Prior to moving into the insurance industry, she worked at Suncoast Schools FCU and CPM FCU as an assistant branch manager, loan officer and new accounts representative. She and her husband have a 5 year old at home. Sarah has a passion for driving and insuring classic and antique cars and loves to meet fellow enthusiasts.
Sarah’s permanent office is the Clinton, SC location. Additionally, she will travel to any upstate Founders offices. Sarah is also fluent in Spanish.
Contact: 864-938-2402 or Sarah.Applegate@foundersfcu.com
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