Meet the GAP Co-Chairs

There are more than 900 governor-appointed seats on boards and commissions across South Carolina with either expired terms or vacancies. With the assistance of our two honorary co-chairs, we intend to make a difference in the diversity and perspective of our state boards and commissions.

Candace Shiver, Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Shiver Law Firm and Shiver & Associates
Columbia, SC

Candace Shiver brings a wealth of experience in law, business advocacy, policy and strategy to her work with SC GAP. From representing corporations Her service in the legislative and executive branches of the Federal Government, offer unique understanding of the intersection between business and government.


Melinda Davis Lux
Corporate and M&A Attorney, Womble Bond Dickinson
Greenville, SC

Melinda Davis Lux helps her clients envision and accomplish strategic transactions that enable them to achieve growth and reach critical financial goals. Her expertise in the manufacturing and distribution sectors as well as chemical, industrial, automotive, infrastructure and energy sectors help her bring a rare combination of skills to SC GAP.


Most seats on state boards and commissions don’t require confirmation by the SC Senate.  A few do require advice and consent of the Senate.  Download a PDF version of the GAP fact sheet.