Pamela S. Evette of Travelers Rest was elected as the 93rd Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina on November 6, 2018.
Prior to her election as the first female Republican lieutenant governor of South Carolina, Evette founded Quality Business Solutions, Inc. (QBS), a payroll, human resources, and benefits services firm headquartered in Travelers Rest. Under her leadership as President and CEO, QBS grew exponentially, going from start-up to one of the nation’s fastest growing small businesses. QBS has been repeatedly honored among the fastest growing and best places to work in South Carolina.
Evette has received numerous business and professional accolades, including the ATHENA Leadership Award®; the Enterprising Woman of the Year Award; the Women Presidents’ Organization 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies Award; and as a member of the Impact 50, an annual ranking of the most powerful women leaders of Inc. 5000 companies.
Evette is blessed with an incredible family support structure. Her husband, David, shares her vision and supports her goals unfailingly. They built their successful business brick-by-brick together and are partners in business and life.
A native of Ohio and the mother of three, Evette holds a Bachelors of Business Administration in accounting from Cleveland State University. After moving to South Carolina in 2005, she and her husband live in Travelers Rest and enjoy spending time with their children as well as her mother, Jennie, who lives with them. Outside of work and community involvement, Evette loves supporting her children in their many activities.
Evette comes from very humble roots. Her father was a tool and die maker and she had the unique experience to grow-up in a multi-generational household with parents and grandparents. Evette was especially close to her dad, who was, in her opinion, the hardest working man she has ever known. During Evette’s formative years, her father coached and provided great advice. Through his example, he instilled in his daughter a fierce work ethic, a willingness to speak truth to power, and a sincere desire to serve others. Today, these life lessons are the center of Evette’s moral compass that centers around faith, family, and personal accountability.
Her parents, her husband, her family, and her life experiences have shown Evette that positive results are accomplished when you work hard, do good and aim higher.