COLUMBIA – Gov. Henry McMaster on Wednesday nominated Mark Elam as the next chairman of the South Carolina Board of Health and Environmental Control.
Having formerly served as chief of staff and senior legal counsel to Gov. Carroll Campbell, Elam most recently served as an executive at Boeing South Carolina and was responsible for community and state and local government outreach.
Prior to joining The Boeing Company, Elam was director of state government relations for Fortune 500 Company Honeywell International and served as assistant attorney general from 1981 to 1983.
"I am confident that Mr. Elam will provide the leadership at the Department of Health and Environmental Control that South Carolinians deserve – striking the necessary balance between protecting our state’s invaluable natural resources and allowing South Carolina businesses to grow and thrive without being subjected to burdensome overregulation, all while promoting and protecting public health in our great state," McMaster said.
The at-large chairman seat on the board was left vacant when former Chairman Allen Amsler resigned from the position in February.
A graduate of the University of South Carolina, Elam received his juris doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law and is a resident of Charleston County.