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J. Barnwell Fishburne of Walterboro has been elected vice chairman of the S.C. Dept. of Transportation (SCDOT). Fishburne is SCDOT commissioner for the 6th Congressional District.
Tony K. Cox of North Myrtle Beach was named chairman.
Fishburne has represented the 6th Congressional District on the Commission since 2018. He is the owner of Fishburne and Company Development Corporation in Walterboro.
His prior community service includes serving on the Colleton County Planning Commission for approximately 20 years. In addition, he served on the Colleton Resource and Development Board. He currently sits on the board of trustees of HCA affiliate Colleton Medical Center as vice chairman, as well as numerous memberships on the boards of financial institutions in Walterboro and Charleston.
Fishburne is a graduate of Wofford College where he earned a B.A. degree in political science.
“Mr. Cox and Mr. Fishburne have each contributed greatly to the success of the Commission and I am confident they will continue to lead this commission forward in their new roles as chairman and vice chairman,” said 1st District Commissioner Robert D. “Robby” Robbins, who had served as commission chairman for the past year.