Ted Pitts took over as president and chief executive officer of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce in January 2015. Pitts came to the chamber after serving first as deputy chief of staff and then chief of staff for South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley during her first term in office. Prior to that, he served in the South Carolina House of Representatives from 2003–2010 representing Lexington County. Pitts comes from the business community where he was a successful commercial real estate broker and partner with the South Carolina firm Wilson Kibler. He also serves as a major in the South Carolina Army National Guard and is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom Afghanistan. Pitts is a graduate of Presbyterian College.
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