Myra Reece, Director of Environmental Affairs

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Myra Reece serves as the director of Environmental Affairs for the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), overseeing the bureaus of Air Quality; Water; Land and Waste Management; Environmental Health Services; and Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management.

A member of the DHEC team for more than 30 years, Myra also has dedicated her service to several national organizations, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Air Act Advisory Committee and the E-Enterprise Leadership Council, and she was appointed the Environmental Council of the States Planning Committee Chair in the spring of 2019. In these roles, Myra is part of important national conversations about the successes and challenges of protecting human health and the environment in an ever-evolving and modernizing climate.

Myra received a bachelor's degree in microbiology from Clemson University and a master's degree in public health from the University of South Carolina. She’s 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.