Laurence Ogletree retired as Director, Office of Safeguards and Security, U. S. Department of Energy in 1999, and for five years owned a Sears dealer store in Barnwell, SC. Mr. Ogletree holds a BA in Chemistry from Fisk University and an MA in Public Administration from University of Northern Colorado. His community service includes:
• Member of the City of Aiken Zoning Board of Adjustment for 18 years, 10 years as Chairman
• Friendship Community Improvement Corporation (FCIC), Mr. Ogletree is a founding member of the FCIC and its vice chairman.
• Friendship Baptist Church Board of Trustees, Chairman
• Aiken Development Corporation Board Member