Singletary and Brogdon named Santee Cooper executive vice presidents

Myrtle Beach, SC - MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Officials with Santee Cooper have announced two employees have been promoted to executive vice presidents of the state-owned utility at its board meeting Friday.

R.M. Singletary previously served as senior vice president of corporate services and is now the executive vice president of corporate services with Santee Cooper. Singletary leads the utility's efforts in economic development, environmental management, construction and transportation services, property management and corporate planning.

Singletary, according to officials, has served in a variety of roles as a 28-year veteran of the company. He is a double graduate of Clemson University with a bachelors in 1975 and a Master of Science in 1977 in mechanical engineering. He earned an MBA from The Citadel in 1997.

Jim Brogdon previously served as senior vice president and general counsel, and is now executive vice president and General Counsel.  Brogdon is responsible for the Corporate Secretary's Office and leads the government and community relations, law enforcement and security, audit and the areas of General Counsel.

Brogdon was elected Circuit Court Judge in 1996 and served nine years before coming to Santee Cooper in 2005. During this time he was also on the Circuit Court Judge Advisory Committee.

He served in private practice from 1977 to 1996. For six of those years he served as Marion County Attorney. He was a member of the Marion Chamber of Commerce, Marion County United Way and Marion Rotary Club, and served as president of all three of these organizations.

Brogdon is a member of the South Carolina Bar Association as well as the Berkeley and Florence Bar Associations. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of NESA, the Lowcountry Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Presbyterian Communities of South Carolina.

He is a graduate of Wofford College with a BA in economics in 1974 and is a 1977 graduate of the University of South Carolina Law School.

Both promotions are effective immediately.

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