Hamid R. Mohsseni of Anderson is vice chair. He was appointed to the Commission in 2020.
Mohsseni is president and CEO of Anderson Restaurant Group in Anderson. The company operates two full-service restaurants – Tucker’s Restaurant and Carson’s Steak Warehouse & Saloon, as well as a restaurant management and commercial leasing operation.
He is a member and former chairman of the Anderson Economic Development Board and has participated in several overseas economic development partnerships, including missions to China and Ireland. He is a 2005 graduate of Leadership South Carolina. He served as chairman of the Leadership South Carolina board for two years and is a graduate of Leadership Anderson.
He serves on the Board of Regents for Anderson University and the local Salvation Army board. He has served on the boards of Region’s Bank, the Anderson Chamber of Commerce, the Anderson YMCA, United Way of Anderson County and the AnMed Hospital Foundation. He is an ex-officio member of the Tri-County Technical College Foundation.
A native of Tehran, Iran, Mohsseni came to the United States in 1977, earning a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Clemson University.
He has made Anderson his home for 25 years with his wife, KD, and their son, Maddox.