In April, Jim Apple was named the Horry County Ambassador of the Year, and honored at the Governor’s Mansion Complex by Governor Nikki Haley as one of 46 honorees from around the state. This is the 25th year the South Carolina Department of Commerce has recognized honorees in each South Carolina County for their economic development efforts.
Apple serves on the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation's Executive Commitee, and is Chairman of the Prospect Committee, which helps organization vet new prospective companies and economic development deals.
Jim serves as the President & CEO of Burroughs & Chapin Company, and is responsible for the leadership of the company's Executive Team, as well as strategy development for the Company. Prior to joining B&C, Jim was a founding principal of Trade Street Partners, LLC of Charlotte, NC, a real estate development and investment firm operating in the southeast. For 15 years prior to founding Trade Street Partners in 2000, Jim was an executive with Trammell Crow Company, a real estate development and investment firm with locations throughout the United States. His last position with the company was as area president, headquartered in Charlotte. In that capacity, Jim oversaw nine regional offices throughout the mid-west and southeast, and was a member of the company's Operating Committee, which set the strategic direction of the firm.
Jim received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Alabama and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Alabama, Manderson Graduate School of Business.