About James E Brogdon Jr


Jim Brogdon is interim president and chief executive officer of Santee Cooper, South Carolina’s largest provider of electricity.

A native of Bennettsville, Brogdon previously served as Santee Cooper’s executive vice president and general counsel from March 2005 until June 2014.

He practiced with Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough from 2014 through 2016, where he focused on energy and utilities, and business litigation practices.

Brogdon was elected circuit court judge in 1996 and served for nine years before coming to Santee Cooper. During this time he was also on the Circuit Court Judge Advisory Committee.

He was in private practice from 1977 to 1996. For six of those years he served as the Marion County Attorney. Brogdon was a member of the Marion Chamber of Commerce, Marion County United Way and the Marion Rotary Club, and served as president of all three of these organizations. He served on the Marion City Council from 1983 to 1992, during which time he served as mayor pro tem for the city of Marion.

Brogdon is a member of the South Carolina Bar Association. He has served on the board of the Energy Bar Association’s Southern Chapter, the North Eastern Strategic Alliance, the Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics Foundation, and the Lowcountry Chapter of the American Red Cross. He currently serves as a board member of the South Carolina ETV Endowment and the Presbyterian Communities of South Carolina.

Brogdon is a 1977 graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law and a 1974 graduate of Wofford College with a bachelor’s degree in economics.

He is married to Pam Brogdon and they have three adult children. The Brogdons reside in Pinopolis.

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