SCSPLS 2020-2021 OFFICIAL OFFICER BALLOT
NOMINATIONS FOR S.C. SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYORS
The Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer are elected for one term. Secretary and Treasurer may serve two consecutive terms. The President-Elect shall serve a three year term: one year as President-Elect, one year as President, and one year as Immediate Past President.
IMPORTANT: THIS IS YOUR ONLY OPPORTUNITY TO VOTE FOR OFFICERS.
PLEASE COMPLETE YOUR BALLOT BY JUNE 24, 2020, IN ORDER FOR YOUR VOTE TO BE COUNTED.
SCSPLS 2020-2021 CANDIDATE RESUMES
President Elect: Christopher W. Bass: A native of Pineville, NC, Chris has lived in Winnsboro, SC since 1999. He is a Graduate of Indian Land High School in Fort Mill, SC and a Graduate of York Technical College in Rock Hill, SC with a degree in Engineering Graphics and a Certificate in GIS from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He worked for the City of Charlotte in the utilities department until March of 2001 when he joined Glenn Associates Surveying in Jenkinsville, SC. In 2008, he obtained a Certified Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) License and in 2011 a South Carolina Professional Surveying License. Chris currently works for Central Electric Power Cooperative in Columbia. He is married to Anne Hollis Bass of Winnsboro and has a 5 year old daughter, Ada. They are member of Bethel ARP Church in Winnsboro.
Vice President: Alexander C. Peabody “Sandy”, PLS #20194, of Charleston, SC began his land surveying career in 1994 at the age of 21 under the direct professional supervision of Herbert “Bert” A. Niemyer, PE & PLS in Mt. Pleasant, SC. Sandy completed his Associates Degree in Civil Engineering in 1993 from Trident Technical College. He then went to University of North Carolina at Charlotte to attend the William States Lee College of Engineering and completed a Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering Technology in 1996. After graduation, Sandy took a job with Beaufort County Engineering Department as Surveying Chief and then was promoted to Civil Engineer. He passed his PLS in 2000 and EIT in 1996. After 5 years at Beaufort County he moved to Charleston, SC to join his wife Kate and now two children, Clark (13) and Alexander (7). In Charleston, Sandy had the opportunity to work with Bert Niemyer again as Niemyer & Peabody, LLC. Bert retired in 2006, and Peabody & Associates, Inc. was formed. Career highlights include servicing and giving back to his profession as 2017-2018 SCSPLS Coastal Chapter President and 2018 – 2019 SCSPLS Land Surveyor of the year. Sandy is an avid outdoorsman & waterman. He enjoys Hunting, Camping, Spearfishing, Surfing and most of all enjoys spending time with his family.
Treasurer: C.A. Shealy: C.A. has been running a survey crew since 1987 when he finished Clemson with a BS in Forest Management. Beginning his career that year with Keistler Engineering in Rock Hill, SC and became licensed in 1993. He is the CEO of Shealy Land Surveying Inc. in Prosperity, SC and resides there with his wife of 31 years, Tracie, who is employed at SCDOT. They have 2 daughters. Katherine & Jennifer, who graduated from Clemson. Katherine is an Electrical Engineer in San Mateo, CA. And Jennifer who is a Geneticist is in graduate school at VCU in Richmond Va. CA is an active member in Epting UMC in Newberry, SC and has served in every capacity on church council, currently serving as Sunday School secretary, president men’s club, and member of church council. He is also Past Master and current treasurer of Amity Masonic Lodge, an officer in Newberry York Rite Bodies, and member of Newberry Shrine Club. He is also currently serving as Treasurer of SCSPLS.
Secretary: Ralph Vanadore received his Professional Land Surveyors License in 1979. His vast experience helped many surveyors learn the ins and outs of the profession. In fact, some joked he ran a school for surveyors. Vanadore used his knowledge and experience by working with Lexington County Board of Appeals. He’s worked with most engineering companies in the Midlands as well as SCDOT. He is a former members of the Lexington Country Club and the Ponderosa. Vanadore is very active member of the state society and has held various positions with the Mid-State chapter.
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