[October 13, 2015 – Greenville, SC] Better Business Bureau® (BBB) serving the Upstate of South Carolina announces Thomas Gagne, president/owner of the Attorney Offices of Thomas Gagne, P.A., as the newest member of our Board of Directors. He will serve a three-year term. Gagne’s role involves advising BBB policy and helping guide the BBB team in serving the 10 counties of the Upstate. As one of the leaders in advancing marketplace trust, BBB and its Board of Directors aim to create a community of trustworthy businesses.

The Better Business Bureau Board of Directors is made up of more than 25 Upstate business leaders whose businesses have earned accreditation with BBB. These leaders possess experience across various industries and bring a wealth of knowledge and guidance to BBB. Board members volunteer their time and are responsible for the strategic direction and for realizing the BBB vision of an ethical marketplace where buyers and sellers can trust each other.

“BBB of the Upstate is pleased to welcome Thomas to our Board of Directors,” said BBB President/CEO Vee Daniel. “We are proud to have him and we are excited about his enthusiasm and passion for our mission.”

Thomas has been in practice since 1997 and handles personal injury cases only. He has been recognized for his commitment to providing excellent representation for clients both inside and outside of the courtroom. In the past, he has been awarded a National Defense Service Medal, an Army Commendation Medallion, and an Army Service Ribbon. He has also been recognized as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association and a Premier 100 Trial Attorney by the American Academy of Trial Attorneys (AATA). In addition to spending quality time with his wife and three children, Thomas also enjoys reading philosophy; watching movies; woodworking; playing golf, squash and tennis; and swimming.


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