Henry B. Dingle, of Lexington, S.C., was elected President of the South Carolina Society of Professional Land Surveyors at their annual convention in May at Myrtle Beach, S.C. Dingle is currently the survey manager for B. P. Barber & Associates Inc. in Columbia, S.C. and is responsible for the over sight of all surveying operations for the five offices of his firm. He is a licensed Professional Surveyor in South Carolina and North Carolina. As a member of the South Carolina Society of Professional Land Surveyors, he has served as, President-Elect, District 2 Director, has served his local Midlands Chapter of the SCSPLS as a member of the Executive Board. As chairman of the SCSPLS Legal and Legislative Committee, Dingle has represented South Carolina’s surveyors in the State House for five terms and has been instrumental in getting legislation introduced to protect the surveyors’ rights. He has also served as a member of the Civil Engineering Advisory Committee for Midlands Technical College and is the survey member of the Town of Lexington, SC, Strategic Planning Committee.
He is a member of the SCSPLS, North Carolina Society of Surveyors, American Congress of Survey & Mapping and the National Society of Professional Surveyors. He is an active member of St. Andrews Baptist Church. He and his wife, Susan, live in Lexington with their two children, Kelly and Evan.
The SCSPLS also installed new officers for the 2002-2003 Board of Directors as follows:
- President-Elect: E. Burnett Jenkins of Clover, SC
- Vice President: Robert A. Foster of Travelers Rest, SC
- Secretary: Jack S. Jones, of Beaufort, SC
- Treasurer: Robert A. Vannerson of Columbia, SC
- District 2 Director: J. Frank Baker of West Columbia, SC
- District 4 Director: Dennis V. Clinkscales of Spartanburg, SC
- District 6 Director: Michael S. Culler, Jr. of Surfside Beach, SC
Mr. William C. Martin of Enoree, S.C., was elected as 2002 Surveyor of the Year for South Carolina. Mr. Martin is employed with Sinclair and Associates Inc. in Duncan, S.C. The SCSPLS dedicates itself to the education, promotion and protection of the profession of land surveying as a social and economic influence vital to the affairs of men and women of the community.