Since graduating from Furman in 1977, David Trone has been on a mission. First, that mission took the form of entrepreneurship, then philanthropy, and, most recently, politics. Trone, who is a member of Furman’s Board of Trustees, is co-owner of Total Wine & More, which has 172 stores in 22 states. In an interview with Forbes magazine, Trone talks about entrepreneurial spirit, embracing change and getting comfortable with failure.
Furman recently honored Trone with the Carl F. Kohrt Distinguished Alumni Award. The Trone Student Center at Furman is named for him and his wife, June, in honor of their naming gift.