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About DHEC

Mark W. Plowden
Communications Director

Photo of Mark W. PlowdenMark Plowden joined DHEC in July 2012. As Communications Director, he oversees Media Relations and Communications Resources. These areas provide information about the agency’s work to members of the media, as well as those communications tools needed to educate clients of the agency’s numerous programs. 

A Columbia native, Plowden graduated Clemson University in 1998, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in both History and Political Science.

After graduation, Plowden worked at Richard Quinn and Associates, a firm specializing in political and governmental affairs consulting.

From 2003 until his arrival at DHEC, Plowden served two administrations as Communications Director at the South Carolina Office of Attorney General.