Barry Secrest

A native North Carolinian, Barry Secrest is the owner of Carolina Industrial Agency and the highly successful political website, Conservative Refocus.

The most satisfying aspect of Barry’s work in the field of insurance is the establishment of long-standing and close business relationships with clients that, in many cases, have spanned his entire career.

As for Barry’s passionate interest in political activism, this began to take shape in 1982 while serving as an Operations Specialist in the U. S. Navy aboard a Destroyer, the U.S.S. THORN.

The United States was emerging from a deep recession, and Barry had experienced firsthand how horribly the military had suffered under Carter–along with the economy. Then, he says, “Ronald Reagan came along and the USN was quickly brought back up to ultra-modern power. The spirit of the country and the military drastically improved. I was amazed that a single individual could have such a profound impact.”

A bow view of the destroyer USS THORN (DD-988) underway during Exercise UNITAS XXV.

An Honor Graduate of the U.S. Navy Technical School, recipient of the National Republican Congressional Committee’s National Leadership Award 2000-North Carolina Republican of the Year, and North Carolina Representative for the Conservative Voter Coalition, author of A Perfect Liberal Storm.