Melvin takes the helm at SC Ports
South Carolina Ports’ Barbara Melvin is now stepping into her new role as president and CEO and the first woman to lead one of the top ten operating container ports in USA. Over the past 24 years, Melvin has served SC Ports in a variety of roles and led major infrastructure projects. She was appointed as the port’s COO in 2018.
Melvin will now head the nearly 1,000-person SC Ports team, which is responsible for keeping freight moving through the Port of Charleston, Inland Port Greer and Inland Port Dillon.
“I am truly honoured to lead our amazing team at SC Ports. I have already had the privilege of working with these colleagues for the past two decades,” Melvin said. She is the sixth leader in the history of SC Ports. She succeeds Jim Newsome, who served as president and CEO of SC Ports for the past 13 years. (cj)