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Barbara Melvin

Barbara Melvin

President and Chief Executive Officer

Term 2024 – 2026
Mount Pleasant

Barbara Melvin is president and CEO of South Carolina Ports.

Melvin has held numerous leadership positions during her 25 years with SC Ports, including serving in government relations and external affairs. She advanced to port operations and chief operating officer before being named to her current role in 2022. Before joining SC Ports in 1998, Melvin served as director of government relations for the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce and as a policy analyst for the Georgia Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget.

Melvin is a member of the South Carolina Advisory Council of the United States Global Leadership Coalition, the Ports Caucus Advisory Board for the United States Congress, The Citadel Baker School of Business Advisory Board and several other boards.

Melvin received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Georgia Southern University and an Executive MBA from the University of Tennessee Haslam School of Business.