South Carolinas Governor Henry McMaster announced the interim appointment of Tony K. Cox to the state Department of Transportation Commission representing the seventh congressional district. The appointment follows the Thursday resignation of former commissioner Mike Wooten.
“Tony is a highly respected leader in our state’s business community and his service to our state will be invaluable,” said Gov. McMaster. “He will ensure taxpayer dollars are properly used to pave and repair roads because that’s what South Carolinians deserve. He will be an advocate for reform and efficiency because that’s what the system needs.”
Cox received a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration and Real Estate from the University of South Carolina. He is also a graduate of the Harvard University Graduate School of Executive Education Advanced Management Development Program. He currently serves as the executive vice president at Burroughs and Chapin Co, Inc. in Myrtle Beach. He is licensed in South Carolina as a Real Estate Broker and General Contractor.
Cox has previously served on the South Carolina Real Estate Commission, Horry County Planning Commission and the Myrtle Beach Air Base Redevelopment Authority. Cox, 59, lives in Horry County.