Barbara L. Melvin
Chief Operating Officer
South Carolina Ports Authority
As Chief Operating Officer at the South Carolina Ports Authority, Ms. Melvin oversees Terminal Operations, Information Technology and Support Services, Crane and Equipment Maintenance, Engineering, Environmental, Procurement, Port Police, Carrier Sales and Cruise Operations. Prior to this role, Ms. Melvin was Senior Vice President, Operations and Terminals and before this, Senior Vice President, External Affairs with the South Carolina Ports Authority. She was responsible for all aspects of communication with the public, including public relations, government relations, community giving, education and environmental programs. Ms. Melvin also served as the South Carolina Ports Authority’s lead staff person on the Charleston Harbor Post 45 Project and the Jasper Ocean Terminal Project. She holds a BA degree in Political Science from Georgia Southern University with a minor in International Relations and recently finished her Masters of Business Administration in Global Supply Chain from the University of Tennessee.