SC Chamber CEO to head real estate firm
Pitts, who has served the chamber since January 2015, was a partner at Wilson Kibler from 1999 until 2010.
The Lexington native also represented Lexington County in the State legislature.
“I have loved my time at the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, and our work to improve the state's business climate and connect businesses from across the state has been extremely rewarding,” Pitts said.
Pitts will stay with the chamber until his replacement is hired.
SC-based recruiting firm Find Great People LLC and a chamber screening committee are conducting a national search with a target date of the end of 2020.
“Ted Pitts has been a true leader for South Carolina’s business community, and the chamber is deeply appreciative of his work,” said Tim Arnold, Chamber board chair and Colonial Life president and CEO.
“Whether leading the charge on sustainable infrastructure funding or pushing for workforce development initiatives, Ted’s commitment to growth and advancement has made a real impact on our state.
"We congratulate him on his next venture and look forward to continuing to work with him in the future.”