|Clemson , Bachelorâ€™s degree|
|management and marketing|
As president of Step Ahead Inc., Bud Di Maggio oversees all operations and sets direction for the company. He is also the co-founder of Internet marketing firm, the SIMS Agency, which merged with Step Ahead, Inc. in 2010.
Prior to opening the SIMS Agency in 2004, Bud served as sales manager for five years for an Internet marketing firm based on Hilton Head Island. Heâ€™s also worked in the hospitality industry with the Hilton Hotel Corporation and Omni Hotels in roles that included hotel management, sales and marketing, and has held an active South Carolina Real Estate license for the past five years. His experience in both hospitality and real estate serves him well in working closing with many current Step Ahead Inc. clients, such as Myrtle Beach National, Charming Inns of Charleston, The Francis Marion Hotel, The Berkeley Hotel and The Cassina Group LLC.
Bud holds a bachelorâ€™s degree in industrial management and marketing from Clemson University. Originally from upstate New York, he now lives West of the Ashley in Charleston with his wife and their two children. Bud is a member of The Rotary Club of Charleston, Blessed Sacrament Church, Shadowmoss Golf Club, and coaches baseball and soccer in the St. Andrews Parks & Playground system.