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Council of Advisors on Consumer Credit

The Council of Advisors on Consumer Credit consists of 16 members who are appointed by the Governor. One of the Advisors is designated by the Governor as chairman. Currently, there are four vacancies. The Council advises and consults with the Administrator concerning the exercise of the Administrator's power under the South Carolina Consumer Protection Code and may make recommendations to the Administrator. Members may also assist the Administrator in obtaining compliance with the South Carolina Consumer Protection Code.


Sharon Crawley Bramlett, Columbia

Vice Chair

Kristin M. Bastian, Goose Creek

Randall C. Cole, Florence

Alethea Gadson, Columbia

James L. Godwin, Columbia

Ruth Ellen Hardee, Columbia

Victor C. Mcleod. III, Spartanburg

Virginia K. Palmer, Union

Scott C. Rhodes, Chapin

James Walters, Simpsonville

Robert J. Wilkes, Mount Pleasant



The Council of Advisors on Consumer Credit meet the second Tuesday of each quarter (January, April, July, October) at 10:30 A.M. These meetings are held in the Department's Conference Room at 293 Greystone Blvd., 4th Floor. All meetings are open to the public.  For more information contact (803) 734-4233.