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Loretta D. Washington-Cooper, Treasurer/Tax Collector

Loretta D. Washington-Cooper began her tenure with Georgetown County in April 1972. She worked her way up from file clerk, to accounting clerk, then deputy treasurer, serving in that area for 10 years. She was appointed treasurer in February 1990 by Governor Carroll A. Campbell to fill the unexpired term of her former boss. Since 1993, she has run and won each election as the county’s treasurer.

Mrs. Washington-Cooper holds an associate degree in business, a bachelor’s degree in management, and a master's degree in business administration from Webster University. She is married to Jonathan Cooper and has one son, Johnny B. Washington Jr., and three stepchildren. She is a member of Greater St. Luke Holiness Church, where she serves as church administrator and YPD director. She is the owner of Financial Finesse School for Men and Women. She is also the financial instructor for Habitat for Humanity. Her community activities include financial seminars and budgeting classes for limited resource families. She is a member of the South Carolina Auditors, Treasurers and Tax Collectors Association.

Brian D. Shult, Auditor

A native of Texas, Brian Shult attended Texas Lutheran College, where he earned a degree in Business Administration. After graduation, Shult was a member of the United States Army, where he served with distinction in Korea in the 8th Army, 23rd Support Group, finance section.

Shult has spent his career in business ownership and the hospitality industry. He was president and chairman of Shult Implement Company, a regional farm machinery dealership on the Texas gulf coast. He also served as president of Black Magic, a chimney service corporation in Vermont, where he also served as chairman of the State Association. In addition, he spent a dozen years in resort hotel management. During his residency in Virginia, Shult served as director of the Virginia Nature Conservancy.

Shult has a long history of community involvement. He is currently a member of Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church and VFW Post 10420. Shult and his wife, Victoria, are residents of Pawleys Island. They have two children: Arla and Andrew, each of whom is serving in the U.S military.