David K. Avant is the Interim Executive Director of the South Carolina Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA). He was appointed to this position effective January 1, 2013. PEBA is responsible for the administration and management of the state’s employee insurance programs and retirement systems. Prior to his appointment, David served as PEBA’s Director of Operations.
David previously served as an Assistant and an Assistant Deputy Attorney General at the South Carolina Office of the Attorney General from 1993 until 2003. While in this capacity, David authored Attorney General Opinions, prosecuted insurance fraud cases and headed the Prosecution Section for the Office. In 2003, David became an Assistant General Counsel for the South Carolina Budget and Control Board. In 2006, David joined the South Carolina Retirement Systems as Managing Legal Counsel. In July 2012, the General Assembly combined the Retirement Systems and the Employee Insurance Program into PEBA.
Since 1999, David has also been an adjunct instructor at Midlands Technical College in the Paralegal Program.
David received a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of South Carolina in 1987. He received a law degree from the University of South Carolina in 1991.