“Private railroads are investing in the transportation network that helps move South Carolina’s economy. Our ports, for instance, depend on the reliable, efficient service railroads are able to provide because of their commitment to building and enhancing their own infrastructure.”

Ted Pitts took over as President and CEO of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce in January of 2015. He came to the Chamber after serving as Chief of Staff for South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, working for the Governor during her first term in office from 2011-14. Prior to that Pitts served in the South Carolina House of Representatives from 2003-10 representing Lexington County.

Pitts comes from the business community where he was a successful commercial real estate broker and partner with the South Carolina firm Wilson Kibler. He also serves as a Major in the South Carolina Army National Guard and is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom Afghanistan. Pitts is a graduate of Presbyterian College. He and his wife have three children and call Lexington home.

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