Leon graduated from Furman University with a degree in economics. He began his career in the financial services business by joining a national investment management company. Leon then became associated with a regional insurance company.
In 1984, he co-founded PlanFIRST℠, Inc. He served as past president of the Upstate South Carolina Society of Financial Service Professions, Life Leaders, and also the Greer Chamber of Commerce.
Leon is listed in Who’s Who in Finance and Industry.
Leon and his wife, Joann, are members of Fairview Baptist Church, where he enjoys teaching Sunday school. Leon is semi-retired, which gives him more time to enjoy his favorite hobby of woodworking.