Roy B. Costner, III grew up in Forest City, NC. Upon graduation from East Rutherford High School, he attended Clemson University and obtained a BS in Computer Science.  Roy has always had a love for music and was involved in the University Chorus as well as the 4:30 Thursday Singers.  Immediately after college, he formed a band with four other musicians and traveled along the east coast, performing at various resorts for two years.  He moved back to Clemson and created a company with three partners called Key Animation located in Powdersville.  This company was the first of its kind in SC. It was a broadcast quality 3D computer animation house inside of a recording studio.  Roy then moved to Liberty. After two years of incredible success, he sold the company and married his best friend, Angie, and went to work for an Orthopedic Surgeon in Easley.  Five years later, Roy went to work for Clear Channel Radio in Greenville.  After becoming GSM for WMYI and WSSL, he then moved to Charter Communications (now Spectrum Reach), also in Greenville, as a Local Sales manager.  Having worked for 24 years in Radio and TV he was most recently promoted to Manager of Sales Effectiveness Training where he works with directly with the managers across the country throughout the Spectrum Reach Enterprise.  Roy and Angie have been married for 28 years and are blessed with: two children, Roy B, IV and Tori; a daughter-in-law, Emma and soon to be son-in-law, Logan.  In August of 2019, Roy and Angie will also become new grandparents. 

          Roy has been active in his hometown of Liberty and has served on several boards through the years in Pickens and Greenville County.  He has served on the boards for United Christian Ministries, The Ronald McDonald House of the Carolinas, Preserving Our Sothern Appalachian Music (POSAM), Greenville County Crimestoppers, Foothills Playhouse of Easley, ACOG, GPATS and Alliance Pickens.  He was also given the first “Key to the City” for his work and development of Liberty Idol and is credited with creating the Michelin North American Invention Convention and Pickens County’s Got Talent for the School District of Pickens County.  Roy and his family attend Hilltop Wesleyan Church in Liberty. He has served as Minister of Music for Liberty First Baptist Church and Youth Pastor for Fellowship Community Church in Liberty.  As a part of his dedication to ministry, Roy wrote and directed the musical Fried Apple Pies (an Easter Story).

          Roy is currently Chairman of Pickens County Council, representing District 4 (the Liberty District) and has called Liberty home for 30 years.  He is currently on the Board of Directors for the South Carolina Association of Counties.   Roy’s passions are music, writing and acting in theatrical productions, spending time with his family and serving the great people of Liberty and Pickens County.