Board of Commissioners

SC Housing is governed by an nine-member Board of Directors. The Governor appoints board members who are citizens of the state, who do not hold public office, and who represent the following groups: home building, multifamily development, mortgage banking, licensed real estate brokers, local public housing authorities, local government and qualifying non-profits, and attorneys. Click on each Commissioner’s name to download a high resolution photo.

Donald R. Tomlin, Jr., Chairman

Donald R. Tomlin, Jr., Chairman

Donald R. Tomlin, Jr. of Columbia was appointed to the Board of Commissioners as Chairman in 2015.

Mr. Tomlin is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and served as a U.S. Naval Officer. He has a long, diverse and distinguished career in business including numerous housing, development, media, private equity and real estate finance businesses.

Throughout his career, Mr. Tomlin has served on numerous boards and commissions. Among others, Mr. Tomlin currently serves as a Trustee with the USC Darla Moore School - Business Partnership Foundation, the SC Council on Economic Education, and is founder and Chairman of the Board of the Columbia Technology Incubator at USC.

Robert D. Mickle, Jr., Vice Chairman

Robert D. Mickle, Jr., Vice Chairman

Robert D. Mickle, Jr. of Elgin was appointed to the Board of Commissioners in April 2004.

A Camden native and graduate of Wofford College, Mr. Mickle is President of Paragon Inc. of South Carolina, a company specializing in residential development, construction, finance and design. Prior to assuming his duties at Paragon, Mr. Mickle served as assistant to the Commissioner for the South Carolina Department of Agriculture. He also has extensive experience in banking and finance.

Bradley Allen

Bradley Allen

Brad Allen of Columbia was appointed to the Board of Commissioners in 2015.

He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and is currently the Broker-in-Charge of The ART of Real Estate Brokerage in Columbia, SC.

Mr. Allen’s professional accomplishments include: REALTOR® Magazine’s 30 under 30, Professional Photographer, Secretary for the SC Chapter of CRS, Technology and Education Chairman for Central Carolina REALTOR® Association, & Licensed Real Estate Instructor for South Carolina. Brad also maintains multiple designations such as: REALTOR®, Broker, CRS (Certified Residential Specialist), ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative) & SRES (Senior Real Estate Specialist).

Bradley Allen

Charles E. Gardner

Charles E. Gardner of Greenville was appointed to the Board of Commissioners in March 2012. Prior to his retirement in 1999, Mr. Gardner served as Community Services Director for the City of Greenville. Mr. Gardner holds degrees from Voorhees College and Greenville Technical College and is a licensed real estate agent.

Mr. Gardner has received numerous awards for his work in affordable housing, neighborhood revitalization and community development. He has served on numerous boards and commissions, including President of the SC Affordable Housing Coalition and other organizations promoting education, housing and community improvement.

Bradley Allen

David "Chris" Goodall

David "Chris" Goodall of Columbia SC was appointed to the Board of Commissioners in May of 2013. Mr. Goodall attended Wofford College and later received his Juris Doctorate from Samford University. After being admitted to the Bar, he began his practice with Adams, Quackenbush, Herring & Stuart Law Firm in Columbia, SC. He went on to serve in numerous capacities with Continental American Insurance Group before becoming Chief Executive Officer of AFLAC Group Insurance in 2009.

Active in his community, profession and industry, Mr. Goodall serves on numerous boards and commissions including roles as a Director or Trustee for Wofford College, Oliver Gospel Mission, BB&T Columbia Board of Trustees, and Riverbanks Zoo Board of Directors, among others.

Bradley Allen

Kenneth E. Ormand, Jr.

Kenneth E. Ormand, Jr. of Columbia was appointed to the Board of Commissioners in March 2012. Mr. Ormand is an attorney whose practice areas have primarily been real estate, construction and housing. He received his A.B. degree from the University of South Carolina in 1967 and a Juris Doctorate in 1972.

Since 1976, he has been an active member of the Columbia, South Carolina and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), serving as a national director and member of the national Legal Action Committee and as a founding member and the first President of the Columbia Home Builders Association Charitable Foundation.

Mr. Ormand was inducted into the South Carolina Housing Hall of Fame in 2002.

Bradley Allen

Sue-Ann Gerald Shannon

Sue-Ann Gerald Shannon of Columbia was appointed to the Board of Commissioners in 2015.

A native of Loris, South Carolina, she served in the U.S. Army Reserves and is a Desert Shield/Desert Storm veteran. She received her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of South Carolina.

Ms. Shannon is the current General Counsel for Lake City Partnership Council and oversees the legal work of a network of organizations seeking to transform local areas into economically-vibrant communities. She practiced for many years with the McNair Law Firm, P.A. in its Administrative-Regulatory section.

Ms. Shannon presently serves as board chair of SC Thrive (includes The Benefit Bank® Program of SC), is a member of the board of directors for S.C. Association of Nonprofit Organizations (SCANPO) and Central Carolina Community Foundation.

Bradley Allen

Mary Sieck

Mary Sieck of Lake Wylie was appointed to the Board of Commissioners in June 2012. Ms. Sieck is a partner of Management Advisors Executive Search, specializing in financial services executive search and is a Realtor/Broker with Century 21 Palmetto Homes in the Lake Wylie area.

Ms. Sieck serves as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Lake Wylie Rotary Foundation and as President-Elect for the Lake Wylie Rotary Club. Ms. Sieck provides community service to local charities, fundraising for Clover Area Assistance Center, food pantry collections for the backpack program and has served for 10 years as a mentor in a local Career in Transition program with her church.