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Kissam to continue leadership role

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A Calhoun County native will continue in a leadership role following Dominion Energy’s purchase of SCANA Corp.

W. Keller Kissam will serve as president of electric operations of Southeast Energy Group, a new operating segment under Dominion that will house the former SCANA operations and services companies.

Dominion Energy announced the completion of its purchase of SCANA on Wednesday. SCANA’s operating companies, including South Carolina Electric & Gas Company, will be managed by Southeast Energy Group.

Kissam will also serve as president of electric operations at SCE&G. He continues to be responsible for all non-nuclear electric generation, transmission and distribution operations at SCE&G.

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Kissam was born at the Orangeburg Regional Hospital in 1966 to Maud and L.C. Kissam III. He was the middle of the three children. Kissam grew up in Creston.

He graduated from The Citadel with a bachelor’s degree in 1988. He served as the regimental commander of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets.

He got his first job with SCE&G at the age of 21 in its new utility professional program. After completing the program, Kissam worked for SCANA’s South Carolina Pipeline Corporation.

He became manager of contract administration and, in 1993, became vice president of SCPC and was responsible for contract administration and gas supply.

In 1996, he moved over to work for SCE&G as vice president of gas operations and was responsible for the gas distribution operating company in South Carolina until 2003, when he became vice president of SCE&G electric operations.

Kissam became chief operating officer and president of generation, transmission and distribution at SCE&G in 2017.

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