Michael P. McInerney

Michael P. McInerney

Director of External Affairs

Michael P. McInerney was named director of External Affairs for the SC Department of Commerce in December 2012. Michael serves as the liaison between SC Commerce and the state legislature. He also represents SC Commerce at outside events. He serves as special assistant to the Secretary of Commerce.

Michael has an extensive background in the business world. Before joining the SC Commerce team, he was president of Hart Telephone Company, a telephone and cable company based in Hartwell, GA. He was with the company more than 18 years, also serving as a board member of the Georgia Telephone Association. Previously, he worked at Standard Telephone Company in Cornelia, GA., and at AT&T in Atlanta and Columbia.

Michael has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Vermont and a Master's in business administration from Winthrop University. He is married to the former Salley McAden of Columbia. They have a daughter, Skipper, and a son, Mac.