Beaufort County resident Thomas W.L. Cameron has earned the state's highest civilian honor.
The co-founder and retired chairman of Okatie-based investment firm Dividend Assets Capital LLC was awarded the Order of the Palmetto, which is given for "extraordinary lifetime service and achievements of national or statewide significance," according to the state's website.
The Callawassie Island resident has served Beaufort County by volunteering and serving on the boards for the Beaufort Memorial Hospital Foundation, Holy Trinity Classical Christian School and Friends of Caroline Hospice.
His firm's co-founder and CEO, C. Troy Shaver Jr., said Cameron has left a long-standing legacy with the company, which "continues to speak volumes of the growth we see with clients today."
"Tom is such a distinguished professional and has an unmatched caliber of leadership," Shaver said in a news release.
The award was presented by state Rep. Weston Newton, R-Bluffton, on behalf of Gov. Nikki Haley during a reception at the Golf House on Spring Island.
Previous award recipients include Gen. William Westmoreland, former state Rep. Harriett Keyserling and best-selling author Pat Conroy.