Leon is the retired chairman and chief executive officer of The Palmetto Bank of Greenville. He has served on the board of directors of the American Bankers Association and as president of the South Carolina Bankers Association. Leon has been actively involved in many community organizations in the Upstate, including serving as Chair of the Upstate Alliance, President of the Greater Laurens Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Upper Savannah Council of Governments, and President of the Blue Ridge Council, Boy Scouts of America. He has also served on the boards of the Peace Center for the Performing Arts and the Greenville Symphony.
Leon received his bachelor’s degree from Wofford College, where he currently serves as Trustee. He has an MBA degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business.