SC Economic Development




The SCEDA Board of Directors is comprised of the Executive Committee – President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Immediate Past President. There are six Directors, each serving a two-year term. Three Directors are elected in odd-numbered years; three in even-numbered years. There are five ex-officio members of the board, including the Secretary of Commerce; Director of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism; President of the SC State Ports Authority; SC Department of Agriculture Commissioner, and President of the SC Technical College System.

Each SCEDA Board Member serves as a committee chair. Per the Bylaws, Vice President chairs Annual Conference Committee; Treasurer chairs Midyear Meeting; Secretary chairs the two Membership Meetings. The Immediate Past President chairs the Nominating, Awards, and Scholarship Committees.

The remaining Board Members serve as chair of standing committees: Emerging Leaders, Legislative, Local Developers, Membership and Sponsorship, Professional Development, Public Relations, and SCEDA Women. These committees vary in time commitment, with the most meeting on a bi-monthly basis. Committees are member-led but also staffed by the SCEDA Association Executive to provide support. SCEDA Board members and committee members are responsible for ensuring the work of the committee is accomplished.

Three director positions will be open in 2024.

SCEDA members submit nominations for consideration by the SCEDA Board Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee presents a slate of directors to the full SCEDA Board for approval and subsequently to the full SCEDA membership for a vote during the Annual Business Meeting at the SCEDA Annual Conference. The full board’s makeup is given priority consideration in determining the slate of directors to be presented.

The following selection criteria are used to ensure the effectiveness and cross representation of the board:

SCEDA Membership

  • A balanced mix of economic development practitioners and private sector
  • SCEDA Committee Membership
  • Involvement and participation with SCEDA
  • Diversity
  • Representation of locations across the state
  • Balanced representation of urban and rural communities