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    SMPS Palmetto Midlands - It’s still a ‘great day in South Carolina'

    May 25, 2017
    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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    The Palmetto Club
    1231 Sumter Street
    Columbia, SC 29201

    With new leadership in the statehouse, Trey Walker, Chief of Staff for SC Governor Henry McMaster, will provide an update on the issues affecting the architecture/engineering/construction industry in South Carolina. Hot topics you won’t want to miss include:

    • When will the SC Roads Bill take effect?
    • What road improvements will be covered under the bill? 
    • Where does the SC State budget stand?
    • What is the status on the borrowing bill addressing backlog of repairs at colleges and state-owned facilities? 


    Trey Walker, Chief of Staff for Office of the Governor, State of South Carolina

    Prior to being Chief of Staff for SC Governor Henry McMaster, Trey Walker was McMaster’s chief assistant during his two terms as attorney general. Walker also was director of the state Republican Party through much of McMaster’s tenure as GOP chairman.

    Walker was deputy chief of staff for Haley during her first year in office, working as her legislative liaison. He has since lobbied for the University of South Carolina and BlueCross BlueShield.

    A 1989 graduate of the University of South Carolina, Walker was Haley's deputy chief of staff for communications and legislative affairs in 2011, her first year in office. He stepped down later that year to become the chief lobbyist at USC.

    In 2014, Walker became a lobbyist for the Columbia-based BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina insurance company.

    Walker, a former S.C. GOP executive director, has more than two decades of experience in S.C. politics, including working on U.S. Sen. John McCain's presidential campaigns.

    Walker ran McCain’s 2008 S.C. GOP primary campaign and his Mid-Atlantic general election campaign, and was the senator’s 2000 national field director for his primary campaign.

    Would your firm like to sponsor this program? Through the generous donations of our sponsors, our chapter is able to continue to provide high quality programs in Charleston, Columbia and Greenville. Additional program sponsorship opportunities for this program are available. If you would like to become a program sponsor, please contact Betsy McDonald or Geoff Lewis.  Program sponsorships are $250 and limited to non-competing firms.

    The ticket price for members and non-members includes lunch.  Due to limited seating, online registration is highly encouraged. A $10 late fee will be incurred for all walk-in registrations. Payment via cash or check is only accepted when paying at the door, and all checks should be made out to: SMPS Palmetto

    Refunds will only be granted if cancellation is made within 48 hours of the start time and will only be provided in the form of a credit to another program. No refunds will be made for no-shows. Email for substitution or refund requests.


    $25.00 SMPS Members Only
    $35.00 after 8:00 am May 25
    $20.00 Earlybird rate before May 19

    $40.00 Non-SMPS Members
    $50.00 after 8:00 am May 25
    $35.00 Earlybird rate before May 19

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