Santee Cooper is governed by a 12-member board of directors.
Candidates are appointed by the governor, deemed fully qualified by the Senate Public Utilities Review Committee and confirmed by the state Senate. The board includes directors representing each of the state's congressional districts; one from each of the three counties (Berkeley, Georgetown and Horry) where Santee Cooper serves retail customers directly; two directors with previous electric cooperative experience; and a chairman appointed at large.
W. Leighton Lord III
Director Lord is a partner in Nexsen Pruet law firm in Columbia.
William A. Finn
1st Vice Chairman
1st Congressional District
Mount Pleasant, S.C.
Director Finn is chairman of AstenJohnson Inc., a specialty textile company for the printing and papermaking industries based in Charleston.
2nd Vice Chairman
4th Congressional District
Director Wynn is president of Colonial Trust Company, a private trust company specializing in investment management and estate services
3rd Congressional District
Director Clark is a broker with Easlan Capital and owner of Pristine Properties LLC.
Merrell W. Floyd
7th Congressional District
Director Floyd retired in 2005 as staff coordinator at Horry Electric Cooperative.
J. Calhoun Land IV
6th Congressional District
Director Land is a partner in Land, Parker & Welch, a general practice firm in Manning.
Stephen H. Mudge
Director Mudge is the co-founder, president and CEO of Serrus Capital Partners Inc., a Greenville, S.C.-based real estate investment firm.
Peggy H. Pinnell
Moncks Corner, S.C.
Director Pinnell is the owner of the Peggy H. Pinnell Insurance Agency in Moncks Corner, a State Farm agency.
Dan J. Ray
Director Ray is president of DR Capital Group, a Pawleys Island-based financial advisory and investment company.
Alfred L. Reid Jr.
5th Congressional District
Rock Hill, S.C.
Director Reid is the director of Lean Manufacturing at 3D Systems in Rock Hill.
David F. Singleton
Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Director Singleton is president of Singleton Properties, a real estate investment and sales firm.
Jack F. Wolfe Jr.
2nd Congressional District
Director Wolfe is a past president and CEO of the Mid-Carolina Electric Cooperative in Lexington, S.C.