New Board Members
Governor Mark Sanford has appointed new board members to serve alongside Gaye Garrison Sprague, PE, and Mitchell S. Tibshrany, Jr., PE.
Anderson (Andy) M. Kinghorn, PE, is Capital Projects Manager for the Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority. He holds a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering and a master’s degree in environmental systems engineering from Clemson University as well as an MBA from the University of Utah. Prior to moving back to Beaufort, he lived in Greenville for 30 years where he held design and management positions with several engineering companies. He has an extensive technical background in environmental permitting, wastewater and solid waste systems design, and environmental management. In 2001, Kinghorn was named Engineer of the Year by the South Carolina Society of Professional Engineers. He is a member of the NSPE and served as President of the Consulting Engineers of South Carolina in 1996-97. Kinghorn succeeded James O. (Pete) Gordon.
Gene Dinkins, PE and PLS, was appointed as a surveyor member of the Board in October 2004. Dinkins is president of Cox and Dinkins, Inc., a consulting engineering and land surveying firm based in Columbia. The firm’s office building is the first commercial facility in the state to receive the nationally recognized environmental designation: LEEDÒ Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council.
Dinkins holds a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from Clemson University, as well as a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering and a master's of engineering degree from the University of South Carolina. As an active Board member, he has been instrumental in the creation of a national exam for photogrammetric surveyors which is in the final stages of development. He is currently Vice Chairman of the Board. Dinkins succeeded Sid Miller, PLS.
Cecil O. Huey, Jr., Ph.D., PE, was appointed to the Board in November 2004. Dr. Huey is Professor Emeritus of mechanical engineering at Clemson University and currently serves as Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies. He holds bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in mechanical engineering from Clemson University. His numerous awards include the Ken Roby Advising Award , Murray Stokely Award for Excellence in Teaching, Engineering Educator of the Year, and election to the Forum Club, a 70-year-old interdisciplinary group of 18 Clemson faculty. He served for more than 12 years as the Faculty Athletics Representative, and on Steering Committees for Division I Athletics Certification Self Studies.
Dr. Huey brings a balanced viewpoint to the Board. He is supportive of licensure and serves as a valuable link to the academic community. Dr. Huey succeeded Kenneth Humphries, Ph.D.
Thurl M. Amick, PLS, was appointed as a surveyor member of the Board in May 2006. Amick is Survey Manager at B.P. Barber & Associates, Inc. in Spartanburg. Licensed for more than 44 years, Amick brings diverse experience to the Board in boundary, topographic, land development, engineering and construction surveys and mapping. He has served as an independent reviewer for the Board of Engineers and Surveyors and served as a resource for Minimum Standards for the Practice of Land Surveying. He was instrumental in the founding of the SCSPLS Scholarship Trust and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees. He has been a Fellow of the NSPLS since 1978, Past President of the SCSPLS, and serves on Greenville Technical College’s Geomatics Advisory Committee. In 2000, the SCSPLS honored Amick with its Life Services Award.
Since being appointed to the Board, he has jumped in with both feet to learn the responsibilities of a Board member and to educate himself on national licensure issues. He succeeded A. Cleveland (Cleve) Gillette, PLS, who resigned in early 2006 due to family illness.
Preston M. Young succeeded Deborah Livingston as the public member. Young is a licensed real estate broker with Russell and Jeffcoat Realtors in Columbia. He, too, has readily assumed duties as a Board member, serving as the Board’s liaison to middle school and high school programs to encourage students to consider engineering and surveying careers.
M. L. Love, Jr., PE, is the current Chairman of the Board. He is Vice President and Southeast Division Manager for Collins Engineer, Inc., Johns Island. During his career, he has served as City Engineer for the City of Florence, County Manager and County Engineer of Florence County, and County Administrator and Engineer of Horry County. He is retired from the U.S. Army and Army Reserves, having served as a Brigadier General upon mobilization and commanded the 360th Civil Affairs Brigade during Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm as a special operations brigade commander of the XVIII Airborne Corps. Professionally, he is a Fellow of ASCE and served as President in 2004-2005, a Life Member of APWA, member of NSPE, SAME, and the Civil Engineers Club of Charleston. He was recently appointed as an ACEC/PAC Trustee and serves on the ACEC National Transportation Committee.
Love holds a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from The Citadel.