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Executive Director

South Carolina Arts Commission

David T. Platts

David Platts joined the South Carolina Arts Commission team as the executive director in 2019. For 26 years prior, he worked in South Carolina as an educator, principal and district level administrator. He served as the arts and sciences coordinator for Lancaster County School District, a position he held for 15 years. In addition to his work as an educator, Platts has served the Lancaster County Council of the Arts as a board member and president. He has statewide experience as a member, president and treasurer of the Palmetto State Arts Education board and as a past member of the South Carolina Arts Alliance board, where he became active as an arts advocate. On the national level, Platts served as a member of the Education Advisory Committee for the John F. Kennedy Center’s Partners in Education Program, and he is currently a member of the South Arts board. Platts keeps his own artistic expression fresh by serving as a volunteer accompanist for church choral programs. (Board term 2023-2025)