MYRTLE BEACH, SC – December 10, 2009 – Nexsen Pruet LLC attorney Franklin Daniels has been elected chairman of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors. The election occurred Dec. 8 during the board’s December meeting. Daniels will succeed Brant Branham, 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 board chairman, July 1, 2010.
I look forward to assisting the chamber in promoting tourism, business growth and economic development initiatives along the greater Grand Strand,” Daniels said. “I share the chamber’s commitment and persistence to build a strong community in which we can all be proud to live, work and vacation.
Daniels has been a member of the Myrtle Beach and Charleston offices of Nexsen Pruet since 2008, practicing real estate, corporate and economic development law. Prior to that, he held a number of senior positions with Burroughs & Chapin Company Inc. A native of Anderson, S.C., Daniels lives in Pawleys Island with his wife LeAnne and son and daughter.
A member of the board of directors for two years, Daniels currently serves on the executive committee as the treasurer and has served as the chairman of the Legislative Policy Council. He is a graduate of Leadership Grand Strand. Active in community service, Daniels is a member of the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation executive committee, Coastal Carolina University E. Craig Wall College of Business Administration board of directors, Low Country Day School board of trustees and Wofford College presidential advisory board.
“I’m looking forward to Franklin serving as chair,” said Branham. “With his leadership skills and experience, he will drive the success of the chamber to new levels.”
Daniels earned his bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting from Wofford College, his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law and an LL.M. in taxation from New York University.