The chairman of the South Carolina Club for Growth – an advocacy group which publishes legislative scorecards each year assessing state lawmakers’ performance on fiscal issues – is dead.
Bill McAfee – who was appointed chairman of the group’s board of directors just three months ago – died during a mountain climbing accident on New Year’s Day.
According to The (Ashville, N.C.) Citizen Times, McAfee died after falling “about thirty feet off a rock face” near Rumbling Bald, N.C.
The Columbia, S.C. native was president and chief investment officer of WHM Capital Advisors, a financial advisory firm that has offices located across South Carolina. A graduate of The Citadel and honors graduate of the United States Marine Corps Officer Candidate School, McAfee also served for five years on the adjunct faculty at the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina.
“I was saddened to hear of the tragic loss of Bill McAfee,” the leader of the national Club for Growth said in a statement. “The South Carolina Club for Growth had in Bill a leader whose time came too soon. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.”
McAfee, 40, is survived by his wife Teresa and three children.