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AGENCY MISSION STATEMENT

The State Ethics Commission is an agency of state government responsible for the enforcement of the Ethics Reform Act of 1991 to restore public trust in government.  The mission of the State Ethics Commission is to carry out this mandate by ensuring compliance with the state's laws on financial disclosure, lobbyist/lobbyist's principal disclosure and campaign disclosure; regulating lobbyists and lobbying organizations; issuing advisory opinions interpreting the statute; educating public officeholders and the public on the requirements of the state's ethics laws; conducting criminal and administrative investigations of violations of the state's ethics laws; and prosecuting violators either administratively or criminally.

 

LOCATION AND HOURS

Office Hours:      8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.,  Monday through Friday,  excluding State Holidays

  
Street/Mailing Address:      201 Executive Center Drive, Suite 150 
                                               Columbia, SC  29210

Phone:      (803) 253-4192

Fax:          (803) 253-7539

 

DIRECTIONS

From Greenville or Spartanburg:

Take I-26 East to Columbia

Get on I-20 West to Augusta

On I-20 West, take Exit 63 (Bush River Road)

Turn Right on Bush River Road

Take your first Right on Berryhill Road/Frontage Road

Take the first Left on to Executive Center Drive

Continue to 201 Executive Center Drive (Aiken Building) on the left.

We are located on the first floor, Suite 150. 



Charleston:

Take I-26 West to Columbia 

Get on I-20 West to Augusta

On I-20 West, take Exit 63 (Bush River Road)

Turn Right on Bush River Road

Take your first Right on Berryhill Road/Frontage Road

Take the first Left on to Executive Center Drive

Continue to 201 Executive Center Drive (Aiken Building) on the left.

We are located on the first floor, Suite 150. 


Augusta:

Take I-20 East to Columbia 

Take Exit 63 (Bush River Road)

Turn Left on to Bush River Road

Take your first Right on Berryhill Road/Frontage Road

Take the first Left on to Executive Center Drive

Continue to 201 Executive Center Drive (Aiken Building) on the left.

We are located on the first floor, Suite 150. 


Florence:

Take I-20 West to Columbia

On I-20 West, take Exit 63 (Bush River Road)

Turn Right on Bush River Road

Take your first Right on Berryhill Road/Frontage Road

Take the first Left on to Executive Center Drive

Continue to 201 Executive Center Drive (Aiken Building) on the left.

We are located on the first floor, Suite 150. 


Charlotte:

Take I-77 South to Columbia

Take I-20 West to Augusta

Take Exit 63 (Bush River Road)

Turn Right on Bush River Road

Take your first Right on Berryhill Road/Frontage Road

Take the first Left on to Executive Center Drive

Continue to 201 Executive Center Drive (Aiken Building) on the left.

We are located on the first floor, Suite 150. 


 

           

COMMISSIONERS

Brian M. Barnwell, Chair

Victor K. Li, Vice-Chair

Donald Gist

Samuel L. Erwin

Don Jackson

Brandolyn Thomas Pinkston

Childs Cantey Thrasher

Ashleigh R. Wilson

 

STAFF                                                             

Meghan Walker                                   Executive Director

Ami R. Franklin                                    Assistant Director

Courtney M. Laster                            General Counsel

Sandra D. Willis                                   Supervisor - Disclosure Section

Kristin S. Nabors                                 Supervisor - Non-Compliance

Karen A. Wiggins                                 Program Assistant

Lessie Cheeseboro                              Program Assistant

Susan C. Bickley                                   Administrative Specialist

 James T. Bagnall                                  Chief

Ryanne W. Caldwell                             Senior Investigator 

Kevin P. Hinson                                    Investigator

Reggie J. Gaymon                                Investigator