South Carolina State Government - The Executive Branch


Executive Branch - Boards, Commissions, and Committees as of 2016*

Board / Commission / Committee

Year
Established

Current Leader
(Feb. 2016)

Current
Website

Notes / Comments
African American Heritage Commission

1993

Leon Love
Chair

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A Council in 1993, a Commission in 2001.
Agency Head Salary Commission

1984

Hugh K. Leatherman, Sr.
Chair

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Agriculture Commission of South Carolina

1978

Frances H. Price
Chair

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Advises the Department of Agriculture.
Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission

1942

Robert H. Broyles, Jr.
Chair

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BabyNet: S.C. Interagency Coordinating Council

1999

Kristie Musick
Director

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----- BabyNet - S.C. First Steps to School Readiness Board of Trustees 

1999

Gov. Nikki Haley
Chair

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Board of Distribution of Dead Human Bodies

1912

Not Known

Not Found
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Board of Economic Advisors

-

Robert Chad Waldorf
Chairman

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Within the SC Revenue & Fiscal Affairs (RFA) Office. Three entities under the State Budget & Control Board were combined under the 2014 Restructuring Act to form RFA. These three entities were the Board of Economic Advisors (BEA), the Office of Research and Statistics (ORS), and the Office of State Budget (OSB).
Board of Financial Institutions (BFI)

1936

Curtis M. Loftis, Jr.
Chair

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----- BFI - Banking Division

-

Louie A. Jacobs
Commissioner of Banking

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Was the Examining Division.
----- BFI - Consumer Finance Division

-

Vacant
Commissioner of Finance

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Board of Long-Term Health Care Administrators

1997

Lee Ann F. Bundrick
Administrator

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Within the Department of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation
Board of Probation, Parole, & Pardon Services

1942

C. David Baxter
Chair

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Within the Department of Probation, Parole, & Pardon Services
Business-Education Partnership for Excellence in Education

1984

Not Known

Not Found
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Cass Elias McCarter Guardian ad Litem Program

2010

Barbara L. Darley
Director

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Now under the Department of Administration.
Catawba River Basin Advisory Commission & Bi-State Commission

2004

Not Known

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Within the Department of Health & Environmental Control.
Centers of Economic Excellence Review Board

2002

Regan Voit
Chair

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Children's Trust Fund of South Carolina

1984

Sue Williams
CEO

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Commission of Pilotage - Upper Coastal Commission

1872

Gillespie G. Boyd, Jr.
Chair

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Within the Department of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation
Commission of Pilotage - Lower Coastal Commission

1872

David Galloway
Chair

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Within the Department of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation
Commission on Consumer Affairs

1974

David Campbell
Chair

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Within the Department of Consumer Affairs
Commission on Indigent Defense

1993

T. Patton Adams, IV
Executive Director

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Commissioners for Promotion of Uniformity of Legislation in the U.S.

1894

Peden B. McLeod
Life Member

Not Found
Click Here for an Online Book on this topic and S.C.
Committee to Study Services, Programs, & Facilities for the Aging

1978

Tony Kester
Director

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Constitutional Ballot Commission

1975

Alan M. Wilson
Attorney General / Chair

Not Found
Led by the Attorney General's Office.
Continuum Care for Emotionally Disturbed Children

1983

Shelley McGeorge, Ph.D
Director

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Within the Department of Administration
Contractors' Licensing Board

1998

Roger K. Lowe
Administrator

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Within the Department of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation
Coordinating Council for Economic Development

1986

Daniel Young
Executive Director

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Within the Department of Commerce
Council of Advisors on Consumer Credit

1974

Sharon Crawley Bramlett
Chair

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Within the Department of Consumer Affairs
Data Oversight Council 

1985

Not Known

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Within the S.C. Revenue & Fiscal Affairs Office
Deans' Committee on Medical Education

1976

Dr. Donald DiPette
Chair

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Within the SC Commission on Higher Education
Department of Disabilities & Special Needs Commission

1990

Beverly A.H. Buscemi, Ph.D - State Director

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Department of Health & Environmental Control (DHEC)

1973

Catherine E. Heigel
Director

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1973, a merger of the State Board of Health and the Pollution Control Authority.
----- DHEC - Coastal Zone Management Appellate Panel

1994

Not Named

Not Found
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----- DHEC - Radiation Control Council, Technical Advisory Committee

1962

Not Named

Not Found
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Department of Mental Health (DMH) Commission

1964

Alison Y. Evans, Psy.D
Chair

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Began in 1822 as the S.C. Lunatic Asylum.
----- DMH - Inpatient Services Division

-

Versie Bellamy, MN, RN
Deputy Director

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----- DMH - Sexually Violent Predator Treatment Program

-

Holly Scaturo
Program Director

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Department of Transportation Commission 

1993

Mike Wooten
Chair

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Within the Department of Transportation
Division of Veterans' Affairs

1927

Howard Metcalf
Director

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Education Oversight Committee

1998

Neil Robinson, Jr.
Chair

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Within the Department of Education
Foster Care Review Board

1974

Margaret Jo Hecker
Chair

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Was the Children's Foster Care Review Board
Governor's Commission on Women

1962

Madison Walker
Program Administrator

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Within the Department of Administration
Governor's Mansion & Lace House Commission

1962

Michael Haley

Not Found
Click Here to view the history of the Governor's Mansion.
Governor's Nuclear Advisory Council

1980

Karen Patterson
Chair

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Within the Department of Administration.
Higher Education Tuition Grants Commission

1970

Beth Dinndorf
Chair

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Joint Transportation Review Committee

2007

Sen. Lawrence T. Grooms
Chair

Not Found
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Liquefied Petroleum Gas Board

1999

Ray Hoshall
Administrator

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Within the Department of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation
Office of Regulatory Staff

2004

C. Dukes Scott
Executive Director

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Earlier part of the S.C. Public Service Commission.
Palmetto Railways

1969

Jeffrey McWhorter
President

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Was within the Public Railways Commission
Patriots Point Development Authority

1962

Robert M. Burdette
Executive Director

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Prisoner of War Commission

1988

Not Named

Not Found
Within the Division of Veterans' Affairs.
Procurement Review Panel

1981

C. Brian McLane, Sr.
Chair

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Real Estate Appraisers Board

2000

George E. Knight, Jr.
Chair

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Within the Department of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation
Savannah River Maritime Commission

2007

Claude "Wesley" Hulsey
Chair

Not Found
Within the Department of Natural Resources.
Scenic Highways Committee

1994

Vance L. Kornegay
Chair

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Within the Department of Transportation
S.C. Aeronautics Commission

2005

James D. Stephens
Executive Director

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S.C. Administrative Law Court (ALC)

1993

Ralph K. Anderson, III
Chief Judge

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----- ALC - Office of Motor Vehicle Hearings 

2005

Ester Haymond
Sr. Staff Counsel

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S.C. Arts Commission Board

1967

Henry Horowitz
Chair

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S.C. Auctioneers' Commission

1977

Victor Julio Avendano
Chair

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Within the Department of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation
S.C. Bar

1975

Robert S. Wells
Executive Director

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The SC Bar began in 1884. The SC State Bar began in 1968. The two organizations merged in 1975.
S.C. Board of Accountancy

1996

Donald H. Burkett, CPA
Chair

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Within the Department of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation
S.C. Board of Architectural Examiners

1998

Anthony T. Lawrence
Chair

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Within the Department of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation
S.C. Board of Barber Examiners

1997

Paul E. Robinson, Jr.
Chair

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Within the Department of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation
S.C. Board of Chiropractic Examiners

1942

Ralph D. Roles
President

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Within the Department of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation
S.C. Board of Cosmetology

1934

Melanie C. Thompson
Chair

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Within the Department of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation
S.C. Board of Dentistry

1922

Zebulon Vance Morgan, IV
President

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Within the Department of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation
S.C. Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology

1962

Gwendolyn D. Wilson
Chair

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Within the Department of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation
S.C. Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors, Marriage, & Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists

1976

Danny L. Garnett
President

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Within the Department of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation
S.C. Board of Examiners in Opticianry

1976

Daniel B. Gosnell
Chair

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Within the Department of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation
S.C. Board of Examiners in Optometry

1917

James M. Vaught, O.D.
President

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Within the Department of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation
S.C. Board of Examiners in Psychology

1962

Michael A. Kollar, Ed.D
Chair

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Within the Department of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation
S.C. Board of Funeral Service

1955

William B. Horton, Jr.
President

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Within the Department of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation
S.C. Board of Juvenile Parole

2008

Benton M. Montgomery, Jr. - Director

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Within the Department of Juvenile Justice
S.C. Board of Landscape Architecture Examiners

2010

J. Parks McLeod
Chair

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Within the Department of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation
S.C. Board of Medical Examiners (BME)

2006

Stephen Ray Gardner
President

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Within the Department of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation
----- BME - Accupuncture Advisory Committee

2005

Not Named

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Within the Department of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation
----- BME - Medical Disciplinary Commission

2006

Not Named

Not Found
Within the Department of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation
----- BME - Respiratory Care Committee

1986

Not Named

Not Found
Within the Department of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation
----- BME - Physician Assistant Committee

2000

Martha Green, PA
Chair

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Within the Department of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation
S.C. Board of Nursing

1942

Carol A. Moody, RN
President

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Within the Department of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation
S.C. Board of Occupational Therapy

1998

Leslie Wilson James
Chair

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Within the Department of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation
S.C. Board of Pharmacy

1926

Robert C. Hubbard, R.Ph
Chair

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Within the Department of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation
S.C. Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

1952

Marilyn M. Swygert
Chair

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Within the Department of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation
S.C. Board of Podiatry Examiners

1935

Stephen V. Corey
Chair

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Within the Department of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation
S.C. Board of Pyrotechnic Safety

1979

Rodney L. Wyndham
Chair

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Within the Department of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation
S.C. Board of Registration of Foresters

1962

Eric W. Smith
Chair

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Within the Department of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation
S.C. Board of Registration for Geologists

1986

Vernon T. Ichimura
Chair

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Within the Department of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation
S.C. Board of Registration for Professional Engineers & Surveyors

1976

Timothy W. Rickborn
Chair

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Within the Department of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation
S.C. Board of Social Work Examiners

1962

Lynn T. Melton, LMSW
President

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Within the Department of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation
S.C. Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners

1920

Rebecca M. Hughes, DVM
Chair

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Within the Department of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation
S.C. Building Code Council

2003

Gregory P. Parsons
Chair

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Within the Department of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation
S.C. Commercial Mobile Radio Services Advisory Committee

1998

Not Named

Not Found
Within the Department of Revenue
S.C. Commission for Minority Affairs

1993

Kenneth Battle
Chair

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S.C. Commission for the Blind

1966

James Kirby
Commissioner

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S.C. Commission on Higher Education

1978

Tim M. Hofferth
Chair

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S.C. Confederate Relic Room & Military Museum 

1896

W. Allen Roberson
Director

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Within the Deparment of Administration
S.C. Conservation Bank

2002

James W. Roquemore
Chair

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S.C. Council on the Holocaust

1989

Eileen Chepenik
Chair

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S.C. Criminal Justice Academy

1968

Hubert F. Harrell
Director

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Began as the S.C. Police Academy
S.C. Department of Archives & History

1905

W. Eric Emerson
Director

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Began as the S.C. Historical Commission
S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Board

1994

D. Glenn McFadden
Chair

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----- DNR - S.C. Heritage Trust Advisory Board

1976

Campbell D. Coxe
Chair

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S.C. Dietetics Panel

2006

Karen G. Schwartz
Chair

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Within the Department of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation
S.C. Education Council

1962

Gov. Nikki Haley
Chair

Not Found
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S.C. Education Lottery Commission

2001

Sam Litchfield, III
Chair

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S.C. Education Lottery Oversight Committee

2001

Merita A. Allison &
John E. Courson
Co-Chairs

Not Found
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S.C. Educational Television Commission

1960

Dr. Brent Nelson
Chair

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S.C. Environmental Certification Board

1962

Elizabeth L. Williams
Chair

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Within the Department of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation
S.C. Forestry Commission

1927

Dr. Walter McPhail
Chair

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Began as the State Commission of Forestry
S.C. Human Affairs Commission - Governing Board

1972

John A. Oakland
Chair

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S.C. Institute of Archaeology & Anthropology

1963

Dr. Steven D. Smith
Director

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S.C. Interstate Cooperation Commission

1962

James M. Miles
Chair

Not Found
aka American Legislator's Association for South Carolina
S.C. Jobs-Economic Development Authority

1983

Harry A. Huntley, CPA
Executive Director

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S.C. Manufactured Housing Board

1989

Randall A. Altman
Chair

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Within the Department of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation
S.C. Maritime Security Commission

2003

Not Named

Not Found
Within the S.C. Law Enforcement Division (SLED)
S.C. Mining Council

1962

Joseph R. Blanchard
Chair

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Within the Department of Health & Environmental Control (DHEC)
S.C. Museum Commission

1973

Gary T. Culbreath
Chair

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S.C. Office of the Inspector General

2012

Patrick J. Maley
Inspector General

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S.C. Office of the State Auditor

1933

George L. Kennedy, III
State Auditor

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S.C. Perpetual Care Cemetery Board

2002

James W. Russ
Chair

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Within the Department of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation
S.C. Public Charter School District - Board of Trustees

2006

Don McLaurin
Chair

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S.C. Public Employee Benefit Authority - Board of Directors

2012

John A. Sowards
Chair

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S.C. Public Service Authority (Santee Cooper)

1934

W. Leighton Lord, III
Chair

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S.C. Real Estate Commission

1997

David A. Crigler
Chair

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Within the Department of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation
S.C. Research Authority - Board of Trustees

1983

William M. Blume, Jr.
Chair

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S.C. Residential Builders Commission

2002

Tim W. Roberts
Chair

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Within the Department of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation
S.C. Resources Authority

1988

Not Named

Not Found
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S.C. Retirement & Pre-Retirement Advisory Board

1976

Not Named

Not Found
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S.C. Retirement System Investment Commission

2005

Edward Giobbe, MBA
Chair

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S.C. Sea Grant Consortium

1978

M. Richard DeVoe
Executive Director

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S.C. Small Business Regulatory Review Committee

2004

Kenneth A. Breivik

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S.C. Spinal Cord Injury Research Fund Board

2000

Yanisse Scott
Chair

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S.C. State Accident Fund

1947

Harry B. Gregory, Jr.
Director

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S.C. State Athletic Commission

2003

Pamela Shealy
Chair

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Within the Department of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation
S.C. State Board for Technical & Comprehensive Education

1961

Ralph A. Odom, Jr.
Chair

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Began as the SC Advisory Committee for Technical Training
S.C. State Election Commission

1962

Billy Way, Jr.
Chair

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S.C. State Employee Grievance Committee

1982

Not Named

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Within the Department of Administration
S.C. State Ethics Commission

1975

Herbert R. Hayden, Jr.
Executive Director

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S.C. State Housing, Finance, & Development Authority

1971

Donald R. Tomlin, Jr.
Chair

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Began as the SC State Housing Authority. Name change 1988.
S.C. State Library - Board

1962

Deborah Hyler
Chair

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Board created in 1962. Library was established much earlier.
S.C. State Office of Victim Assistance

1982

Larry Barker, Ph.D
Director

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S.C. State Ports Authority - Board of Directors

1942

Patrick W. McKinney
Chair

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S.C. State Ports Authority Review & Oversight Commission

2009

Sen. Hugh K. Leatherman
Oversight

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No website found. Link is to the 2016 meeting minutes.
S.C. Transportation Infrastructure Bank

1997

Vincent G. Graham
Chair

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S.C. Vocational Rehabilitation Board

1957

Dr. Roxzanne Breland
Chair

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S.C. Workers Compensation (WC) Commission

1935

T. Scott Beck
Chair

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Began in 1935 as the SC Industrial Commission. Name changed in 1986.
----- WC - Advisory Committee for Improvements of the Workers Compensation Laws

1962

William E. Shaughnessy
Chair

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No website found. Current document with background.
Southeastern Interstate Forest Fire Compact Advisory Committee

1954

Henry E. Kodama
Chair

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No website found. Link to document with agreement.
Southern Regional Education Board

1948

Gov. Asa Hutchison (AR)
Chair

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Gov. Nikki Haley leads SC efforts
Southern States Energy Board

1960

Gov. Asa Hutchison (AR)
Chair

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Rep. William Sandifer leads SC efforts.
The Francis Marion Trail Commission

2005

Mark Buyck, III
Chair

Click Here
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The Old Exchange Building Commission

1976

Alexia J. Helsey
Chair

Not Found
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The War Between the States Heritage Trust Commission

2000

Not Named

Not Found
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----- Advisory Board for the Above

2000

Not Named

Not Found
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Tobacco Community Development Board

1999

Not Named

Not Found
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* Most of this information comes from the South Carolina Legislative Manual 2015. Most names come from the official websites as of February 2016. Years originated come from the official websites or from the SC Code of Laws. Click Here to view the SC Code of Laws.


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