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Agency Leadership

David Wilson
Acting Director

David Wilson is the Acting Director of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. Appointed by the Board of Health and Environmental Control, Wilson assumed his duties as Acting Director in August 2017.

Wilson has been a member of the DHEC team for more than 30 years, playing key leadership roles in several areas. Most recently, Wilson was the senior director of Legislative Affairs, serving as the agency's liaison to the S.C. General Assembly, as well as coordinating and communicating agency policy.

Wilson also previously served as chief of the agency's Bureau of Water and was the interim director of legislative affairs for Environmental Quality Control.

Wilson has represented DHEC on numerous national and state environmental initiatives including serving as the S.C. governor's representative on the National Governors Association Federal Facilities Task Force. Wilson has a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in civil engineering from the University of South Carolina. He is a registered professional engineer.