Gov. Henry McMaster has appointed W. Thomas McQueeney, a Mount Pleasant resident and insurance agent, to the Patriots Point Development Authority board of directors.
McQueeney, a graduate of The Citadel, has worked as a State Farm insurance agent since 1982 and served on several boards in the area, including The Citadel board of visitors, The Citadel Foundation and the Medical University of South Carolina Children’s Hospital Development Board.
“I am thankful to Gov. McMaster and elated to be a part of the amazing effort to provide a wide array of cultural upside to the community and state I love,” McQueeney said in a news release.
The development authority’s board consists of nine members who each serve a term of four years. Three of the board members, including the chairman, are selected by the governor, and five members are appointed by the governor on the recommendation of the speaker of the House, Senate president pro tempore, Senate finance chairman, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee and the adjutant general. The mayor of Mount Pleasant serves as an ex-officio member.
“Our board is excited to have the addition of Tommy McQueeney,” board Chairman Ray Chandler said in the release. “He brings a wealth of development experience and is deeply rooted in the business community in Charleston and throughout the state.”