Chris Long is a native South Carolinian born & raised in Irmo. He is currently living in Greenville, SC with his wife (Melissa) and two young sons. Chris holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Clemson University, and a PhD in Process Controls, as well as an MBA from the University of South Carolina. Professionally, he serves as a senior engineering leader for GE Power. Outside of work he is active in the community, among other things staying busy with his sons in youth athletics. His hobbies include golf, being an avid follower of college sports, and of late, a rekindled childhood interest in the arts.