Barbara Melvin, COO of the South Carolina Ports Authority - Discipline, Decisiveness, and Being in It for the Long Haul
Barbara Melvin is Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the South Carolina Ports Authority.
She leads a team of over 650 employees including those in terminal operations, carrier sales, information technology and support services, crane and equipment maintenance, engineering, environmental, Port Police, procurement, the logistics solution center, and cruise operations.
She is leading the most transformative port project on the Southeast Coast in the last 100 years with the opening of the Leatherman Terminal that’s been 20 years in the making. It opens in Spring 2021.
Ms. Melvin also serves as the SCPA’s lead staff person on the Charleston Harbor Post 45 Project.
She sits on numerous Boards and has been recognized with many awards. She is a highly influential leader in Charleston, South Carolina and across the Southeast.
She holds a degree in political science from Georgia Southern University and an MBA in Global Supply Chain from the University of Tennessee.