Barry L. Saunders (B.S. ’81, MBA ’89)
Barry L. Saunders (B.S. '81, MBA '89) is senior vice president and chief financial officer of Sonoco Products Company in Hartsville, South Carolina. Saunders joined Sonoco in 1989 after working as an audit manager with Ernst & Young. Saunders worked in leadership positions across the company, including as director of finance for the company's European operations, before becoming CFO in 2011. Over the years, Saunders has served on numerous civic and business-related boards and committees, including the Moore School's Folks Center for International Business, the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, the Byerly Foundation, SPC Cooperative Credit Union, Coker College Investment Committee, Thomas Hart Academy and Pacific Life Insurance Company Client Advisory Board. He served as chairman for the university's Young Alumni Association. He is also a Certified Public Accountant. Saunders lives in Hartsville with his wife Lea (also a South Carolina grad) and three dogs. They have two grown children, Bennett and Elizabeth.