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DNR announces new chairman

  • Thursday, July 24, 2014

The South Carolina Senate recently confirmed a new chairman to the S.C. Natural Resources Board, the policy-making body of the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

Gov. Nikki Haley appointed Mr. D. Glenn McFadden as the new board chairman representing the Fifth Congressional District.

Mr. McFadden joined Rock Hill-based Comporium, the nation’s 13th largest telecommunications company and 31st largest cable TV operator, in 1972 and now serves as its executive vice president and chief operating officer. His responsibilities include: sales, customer service, installation, maintenance, constructions, long distance, fleet management and all buildings and grounds covering York, Lancaster and Chester counties; plus, Mecklenburg and Transylvania counties in N.C.

Currently Mr. McFadden is responsible for assets under management of $275 million and revenue of over $200 million per year.

He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He was the 2006 chair of the York County Regional Chamber of Commerce. He is chairman of the Lewisville High School Scholarship Fund, a member of the Rock Hill Rotary Club, and a member of the board of visitors at the University of South Carolina-Lancaster.

He has two daughters, and he currently lives on the family farm in Fort Lawn with his wife JoAnn.

Elizabeth Hood Willis of Charleston was also confirmed as a new board member representing the First Congressional District.

She currently serves as the Corporate Privacy Officer for Roper St. Francis Healthcare.

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