Elliott Summey is the Senior Vice President for Weber USA, where he leads the sustainable master planning effort for the Ingleside Plantation, located in North Charleston. Aside from his professional business as a commercial real estate developer and entrepreneur, he serves on several area boards and committees. Summey is the Chairman of Charleston County Council (District 3) and is represented on several committees including Chairman of Charleston County’s Economic Development Committee. He is also a member of the County Council Finance committee, Planning/Public Works committee, Administration Policy/Rules committee, and Recycling/Solid Waste committee. In addition, he is a member of the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments, Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) Board and the Board of Directors of the Charleston Animal Society.
Since his tenure as Chairman of the Charleston County Council (District 3), he has been integral in working on fixing the transportation concerns for the ever-growing population of Charleston County such as: the Johnnie Dodds expansion in Mount Pleasant, the expansion of the Charleston International Airport, the expansion of routes for CARTA, Highway 41 expansion, Boeing expansion and many other projects in the county to make it easier for its residents to get to their job, work, school and family. He believes in responsible growth and the importance of the quality of life.
Summey graduated from North Charleston High School and received his Bachelor of Arts in History from the College of Charleston. In 1999, he was appointed by then Governor Jim Hodges, to the South Carolina Board of Juvenile Parole where he represented the 1st Congressional District for a four year term. In 2002, Elliott served on the Economic Development Transition Team for newly elected Governor Mark Sanford. In 2009, the Charleston Regional Business Journal named Elliott one of its 40 Under 40 award recipients for his accomplishments in both the business and civic sectors. The readers of the Charleston City Paper honored Elliott by voting him the Best County Council Member for 2012.