COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina Power Team is pleased to announce James “Jamie” W. Frost, II, P.E., as its new Senior Vice President Community Preparedness. Jamie will lead the community preparedness and product development efforts for SC Power Team. His primary focus will be working with cooperatives and community partners to develop market-ready sites and ensure sites are competitive throughout the selection process for project decisions in the SC Power Team service territory.
Jamie joins the SC Power Team from Alliance Consulting Engineers, Inc., a consulting firm with five locations and 80 plus employees. Jamie, a Registered Professional Engineer, joined the consulting firm in 2004 as a project manager and was promoted to senior project manager, later becoming a shareholder and vice president of the firm. He was responsible for a team of 20 plus employees, ranging from senior project managers to administrative staff and interns.
Jamie has been involved with numerous projects in the SC Power Team’s territory and throughout South Carolina, to include most recently, Wyman-Gordon, Sigmatex, QVC, and Monster.com. He has been intimately involved with the Phase II Site Readiness Fund (SRF) Initiative that the SC Power Team has underway, to include site analysis of over 78 sites, of which one mega site and three large sites were selected for additional due diligence and potential purchase as part of the SRF Initiative. Jamie has worked for other reputable engineering firms, to include S&ME and Stevens & Wilkinson of S.C., and offers two decades of experience in civil engineering, the last twelve years being in the field of economic development.
As Senior Vice President Community Preparedness, Jamie will provide high-level consulting and product development services to the communities within the service area of the SC Power Team, as well as to the organization’s global business team. He will be responsible for identifying, developing, and marketing sites and buildings within the service area of Santee Cooper and the 20 electric cooperatives. Additionally, Jamie will have oversight of the organization’s $30 million SRF and ensure projects are completed on time.
“With the addition of Jamie Frost, we are further enhancing our holistic offerings and comprehensive approach to economic development for Santee Cooper and the 20 electric cooperatives. Jamie’s experience will be key as he leads our team’s efforts to ensure we have inventory of market-ready sites across our system. He is well-respected in the engineering and economic development communities and brings invaluable experience to the communities we serve,” explained James Chavez, President and CEO, SC Power Team.
Jamie is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and has a degree in Civil Engineering. He has served as a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), South Carolina Economic Developers’ Association (SCEDA), and the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE). Jamie has actively served in leadership capacities with SCEDA and Committee of 100. Jamie and his wife, Beth, along with their four children—Caroline, Tripp, Annabelle, and Simms—make their home in Columbia, S.C.
Fast Facts about the South Carolina Power Team
- In 2016 announced capital investment $830.6 mil and 5,006 jobs
- Committing $30 million over the next five-year period, matched by local funds to create market-ready sites and buildings across South Carolina
- Largest power producer in South Carolina, serving two-thirds of the state
- Partners consist of Santee Cooper, Central Electric Power Cooperative and the 20 electric cooperatives
About South Carolina Power Team
South Carolina Power Team is a full-service, non-profit economic development organization representing the state-owned, electric and water utility, Santee Cooper and South Carolina’s 20 consumer-owned electric cooperatives. The mission of the South Carolina Power Team is to facilitate the growth of jobs, investment and electric load through the attraction of new industrial and commercial activity, as well as, the expansion and retention of existing businesses and facilities in the service areas of the electric cooperatives and Santee Cooper throughout South Carolina. Visit www.scpowerteam.com for more news, information, or follow us on Twitter @SCPowerTeam.
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