A Fort Mill businesswoman will fill the Transportation Commission’s new at-large seat.
Gov. Henry McMaster has appointed Kristen Blanchard to the SCDOT Commission. Blanchard is Vice President of Corporate Affairs for the Maryland-based supplement company, Nutramax Laboratories, which carries products for pets and humans. The company has an extension in Lancaster, South Carolina.
Blanchard has served on multiple boards, including the state Manufacturers Alliance Board of Directors and the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce.
“My nominees for the Department of Transportation Commission are successful business and community leaders who will provide conservative leadership for the agency and the taxpayers,” said McMaster in a statement on Wednesday.
“I am confident Ms. Blanchard’s public service will help South Carolina reach its full economic potential and prosperity.”
McMaster appointed veteran commissioner and Spartanburg County realtor, Woody Willard and former lawmaker, John Burriss to the commission in February. The governor did not re-nominate John Hardee, son-in-law to Senate President Pro Tem Hugh Leatherman.
The appointees are before the legislature for confirmation.
*A previous headline incorrectly stated that this was McMaster’s third appointment to the commission. McMaster appointed Tony Cox interim commissioner in June 2017.