DISTRICT 5 COUNCILMANand
ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES CHAIRMAN(843) 719-4092
Elected: January 1, 2019 (term expires: December 31, 2022)
Brandon is an Executive Leader and an elected Government Official. As the Chief Executive Officer of Threat Management Group, he is responsible for engaging in National Security Policy, providing guidance to the overall success of his organization and ensuring customer satisfaction through systemic Quality Assurance processes.
As the Berkeley County District 5 Councilmember, his responsibilities include accountable representation to the citizens of Berkeley County, sustainable and responsible economic development and most importantly, ensuring that the citizens he represents have a safe and prosperous environment to live and raise their families.
Prior to his election on 6 November 2018, he held a position on the Board of Directors for the Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce and served as a City Councilmember for Goose Creek.
Brandon is 4th generation military and a proud Father of the 5th generation. His daughter, Ashley, is currently serving in the United States Air Force. His family originates from Pamplico, SC, a small town in Florence County, with family ties in Williamsburg county that date back to the early 1700’s. Brandon grew up in Turkey, Japan, and several coasts in between while his father served in the USAF before joining himself in 1996.
Brandon’s previous work with USAF Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) included operations in North Korea, Australia, Europe, South West Asia, South East Asia and other hostile zones. He later utilized those experiences while performing high end, high threat security for a Private Military Contracting Firm in Iraq.
During this time in Iraq, he gained experience as the Agent In Charge (AIC) while on various special missions by protecting members of numerous intelligence agencies, US military VIPs and several diplomats. Additionally, he was responsible for coordinating the offensive, defensive, and security posturing of multiple agencies ground, air, and space assets to ensure the clients safety in hostile environments.
These diverse life experiences helped Brandon develop and refine his Core Principal of “SBQ”. Safety, Budget, and Quality, specifically in that order. The first and most important factor is providing a safe place to work and live. Next, all things must be done within a well-developed budget. Finally, once safety is confirmed and the budget is followed, Quality of Life should be exemplified.
Brandon is a graduate of U.S. Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal (NAVSCOLEOD), U.S. Navy Dive School, US Army Air Assault School, U.S. State Department Worldwide Personal Protective Services and other certified DOD, DOS, DOE, DTRA and civilian courses.
He enjoys time with his family, friends, golf, and snowboarding.