Columbia, S.C. — The South Carolina Senate on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, confirmed the appointment by Governor Nikki Haley of Christy A. Hall, P.E., as Secretary of Transportation by a vote of 38-0. Secretary Hall has more than two decades of service at the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT). She began her career in Road Design and held numerous management positions including Program Manager, District Construction Engineer in District 3, based in Greenville, and District Engineering Administrator in District 2, based in Greenwood.

"I am honored to serve the Great State of South Carolina and I greatly appreciate Governor Haley providing me this opportunity to lead the dedicated men and women of the SC Department of Transportation," Secretary Hall said.

An Abbeville native and a 1989 graduate of Calhoun Falls High School, Hall graduated from Clemson University in 1994 with a bachelor of science in civil engineering. Hall had been serving as the Acting Secretary of SCDOT since July 2, 2015, and led the agency during the preparation, response and aftermath of the 1,000-year flood in fall 2015.

Governor Nikki Haley announced the appointment of Hall as Secretary of Transportation on Oct. 21, 2015.

Secretary Hall had previously served the agency as Deputy Secretary for Engineering since May of 2014. In that position, she was responsible for managing all engineering operations in support of SCDOT's approximately $1.5 billion program.

In 2014, Hall served a term as Acting Secretary of Transportation from February to May, directing the agency during the winter storm and earthquakes of 2014. She previously held the position of Deputy Secretary of Finance and Procurement from 2011-2014.