- Oversight of Community Development Grants and Initiatives
- Site Readiness Fund
- Santee Cooper Economic Development Fund (SCEDIF)
- Site and Building Analysis
- University of South Carolina – B.S., Civil Engineering
- Professional Engineer Certification
- Economic Development Institute
- Shareholder, Alliance Consulting Engineers, Inc.
- Senior Project Manager, S&ME
- Project Manager, Stevens & Wilkinson of S.C.
- City of Columbia Planning Commission, Commissioner since 2016
- South Carolina Economic Developers’ Association (SCEDA)
- Committee of 100
- National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
- American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
James “Jamie” W. Frost, II, P.E.
Jamie joined SC Power Team in 2017 as Senior Vice President Community Preparedness. His primary focus is working with the 20 electric cooperatives and community partners to develop market-ready sites and ensure sites are competitive throughout the selection process for project decisions in the SC Power Team service territory. He provides high-level consulting and product development services to the communities within the service area of the SC Power Team, as well as to the organization’s global business team. Jamie is responsible for identifying, developing, and marketing sites and buildings within the service area of Santee Cooper and the 20 electric cooperatives. Additionally, Jamie has oversight of the organization’s $30 million Site Readiness Fund (SRF) and ensures projects are completed on time.
Jamie joined SC Power Team from Alliance Consulting Engineers, Inc., a consulting firm with five locations and 80 plus employees. He is a Registered Professional Engineer and joined Alliance Consulting Engineers, Inc. in 2004 as a project manager. He was promoted to senior project manager, later becoming a shareholder and vice president of the firm. He was responsible for a team of 20 plus employees, ranging from senior project managers to administrative staff and interns.
Jamie has been involved with numerous projects in the SC Power Team’s territory and throughout South Carolina, to include most recently, Wyman-Gordon, Sigmatex, QVC, and Monster.com. He has been intimately involved with the Phase II SRF Initiative that the SC Power Team has underway, to include site analysis of over 78 sites, of which one mega site and three large sites were selected for additional due diligence and potential purchase as part of the SRF Initiative. Jamie has worked for other reputable engineering firms, to include S&ME and Stevens & Wilkinson of S.C., and offers two decades of experience in civil engineering, the last twelve years being in the field of economic development.
He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and has a degree in Civil Engineering. He has served as a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), South Carolina Economic Developers’ Association (SCEDA), and the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE). Jamie has actively served in leadership capacities with SCEDA and Committee of 100. He is currently a Commissioner on the City of Columbia Planning Commission. Jamie and his wife, Beth, along with their four children—Caroline, Tripp, Annabelle, and Simms—make their home in Columbia, S.C.
Things other people say about Jamie…
most people would say that Jamie is an influential and active member in the communities he serves. And that he serves with relentless dedication and swagger that breeds success.
Jamie loves …
time with friends and family on a beach somewhere sunny and warm. He loves hunting, fishing, cooking and watching his kids' excitement for life.
His most precious time is …
sitting on the sidelines or on the bleachers, or in the theater, witnessing his kids achieve honors that can bring a tear to a father's eyes.
Interesting facts …
at one time, Jamie believed he would grow up to be a well-known architect, but while choosing colleges turned his passion to engineering and chose to study this discipline at The University of South Carolina. He now has been the Engineer of Record for some amazing projects.
Who Jamie was back then …
a long-haired boy that loved riding his bike from sun up until the street lights came on. A boy that spent his time outside exploring and building things. A young man that was taught by his father to help others, work hard, and do the right thing. An all-around good kid.