Myra Reece serves as the director of Environmental Affairs, overseeing DHEC's Office of Environmental Quality Control and Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management. A member of the DHEC team for more than 30 years, Reece previously served as chief of the agency's Bureau of Air Quality. Before serving as Air Quality bureau chief, Reece served as director of DHEC's Environmental Quality Control District in Aiken.
Reece received a bachelor's degree in microbiology from Clemson University and a master's degree in public health with an emphasis on hazardous materials management from the University of South Carolina. She is also a graduate of the Management Academy for Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a graduate of the Southern Center of Excellence in Environmental Health at Emory University and has obtained professional certification as a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager. Reece is also serving on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Air Act Advisory Committee, making her the sole state representative from the southeastern states.