Tony K. Cox, of Horry County, was named Chairman of the South Carolina Department of Transportation Commission at the Commission’s January 19, 2023 meeting in Columbia.
“I’m honored to serve again as the Chairman of the Commission,” said Cox. “We’re making tremendous progress on our Strategic 10-Year Plan and we will continue working hard on behalf of the people of South Carolina.”
Cox, a Commissioner representing the 7th Congressional District, joined the SCDOT Commission in 2017. Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce C.E.O., Brad Dean worked to secure Cox’s appointment. Cox serves on the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce PAC, The Grand Strand Business Alliance.
Cox previously served as Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Commission.
He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a B. A. degree in public administration/real estate and completed the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Advanced Management Development Program.
Cox is a real estate professional with 40 years of experience. He recently retired as the executive vice president at Burroughs and Chapin Co., Inc. in Myrtle Beach.
He is past chairman of the South Carolina Real Estate Commission and a former chairman of the Horry County Planning Commission.
Pamela L. Christopher named Vice Chairman of the South Carolina Department of Transportation Commission
Pamela L. Christopher, of Anderson County, was named Vice Chairman of the South Carolina Department of Transportation Commission at the Commission’s January 19, 2023 meeting in
“I’m excited to serve as the Vice-Chairman of the Commission,” said Christopher. “We have an outstanding team at SCDOT and I’m looking forward to working together with staff to continue
to improve our transportation system in South Carolina.” Christopher, a Commissioner representing the 3rd Congressional District, joined the SCDOT Commission in 2020.
Christopher is the President and CEO of the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce. Before taking the position of President & CEO of the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce, Christopher worked as a Chamber and economic development executive to support local, regional, and state economic development efforts in three states— South Carolina, Georgia and Wisconsin.
She is a graduate of the Leadership South Carolina class of 2018, the Leadership Anderson Class of 32, and The Riley Institute’s South Carolina DLI (Diversity Leaders Initiative) Fall 2015 Class.
Christopher is also a member of the Carolina Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, the Anderson County Municipal Association, and the Upstate Chamber Coalition.