Ed Pearce is the Deputy Director of the Division of Administrative Services. He started with the S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) in July 2022. Prior to that he worked with the Department of Administration for seven and half years as Deputy Director of the S.C. Enterprise Information System (SCEIS) Oct 2014 through July 2022. Prior to working with the Department of Administration, Pearce worked at DJJ as the Chief Financial Officer for four and a half years. He also worked in the Commercial Banking Industry for over 15 years, with his final role serving as Vice President/Market Executive with First Community Bank.
Pearce served 24 years in the SC Air National Guard retiring as a Major; serving 13 years as the Director of Human Relations in the 169th Fighter Wing and for six years, he served as enlisted as a SERE (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape) Instructor with five years in the Combat Communications Squadron. He graduated from Clemson University with a Master’s in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.