Mary Graham, the chief advancement officer at the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, was honored with a public service award from the Joint Base Charleston commander during a recent chamber meeting.
Air Force Col. Rob Lyman presented the award.
Graham has served as a senior executive with the chamber, as a member of the South Carolina Governor’s Military Base Task Force, and as a civic leader for both the Air Mobility Command and the Air Force.
“Mary Graham’s outstanding patriotism and public service throughout the Lowcountry has forged vital community partnerships and initiatives that have directly impacted the quality of life improvements for our Joint Base Charleston military community and their families,” Lyman said. “As a leading advocate for the military and Joint Base Charleston, her outstanding leadership, commitment and dedication have contributed significantly to the accomplishment of our national security mission. This award is our way of recognizing and thanking her for all she has done for Joint Base Charleston.”
The Commander’s Public Service Award notes achievements and services that contribute to Air Force activity.
“I am humbled and honored to have received the Commander’s Public Service Award from Col. Lyman,” Graham said. “The chamber is dedicated to supporting the men and women of Joint Base Charleston and their families and I am honored to be the staff person charged with leading that effort on behalf of the chamber.”