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Frank Ballew

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Frank Ballew

Real Estate Broker, BAI Properties, LLC  

Atlanta, GA


We recently caught up with Frank Ballew, former Student Government Association president, who talks about his memories of attending Tri-County in the 1980s.  Frank, a Wade Hampton High graduate (1973) enrolled at Tri-County Technical College on the GI Bill after serving in the Air Force as a Vietnam Veteran.  “I was looking for an economical way to continue my education, and I was interested in Communications and Journalism,” said Frank who majored in Radio and Television Broadcasting (now Media Arts Production).


“When I got to Tri-County Tech, I really got immersed in the student culture.  Being a little older than most of the students, I found that I could offer students guidance helping them develop better study habits, the importance of making good grades, and making something out of themselves.  This was very satisfying to me.  So I got involved in Student Government.   I was the first Vice-President of SGA and the following year ran for President,” he said.


Frank transferred to the University of South Carolina, where he earned a B.S. in Communications/Journalism.  After graduating from the University of South Carolina in 1981, Frank worked in the telecommunications industry until 1993, then was CEO/President of two companies.  The first was an International Telecommunications Consulting Firm (Corporate-Tele-Data) until 2000 and then a Service Management Software Firm (BAI Systems & Engineering) until 2016. He currently is a Real Estate Investor (semi-retired) with a Real Estate Brokers License in Atlanta, Georgia.