Melvin named 'Outstanding Woman in Supply Chain'
South Carolina Ports president and CEO Barbara Melvin (middle) received the Outstanding Women in Supply Chain award from supply chain management students Halie Fairchild (left) and Jenna Murphy (right) at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
“In choosing a recipient, we seek a sensational female executive who not only is at the forefront of innovation in her industry, but who also empowers and encourages women through her work,” said Halie Fairchild, a supply chain management senior and Nexxus president.
“We unanimously selected Melvin for this award.” Melvin is the president and CEO of South Carolina Ports, the USA’s eighth largest container port. She assumed the helm of the 1,000-person maritime agency in July 2022, becoming the first woman to lead a top ten US operating container port. (cj)