With the announcement that Myrtle Beach City Manager Tom Leath would resign at the end of the year, Brad Dean, president and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, issued the following statement:
"Tom Leath's tenure as city manager for Myrtle Beach has been one marked by stellar leadership. On his watch, the city of Myrtle Beach has evolved into a spectacular resort community. Tom has been a key reason behind our community's great track record of success. He's also been instrumental in fostering meaningful and productive collaboration between the public and private sectors. While Tom's departure will leave very big shoes to fill, he has assembled a talented leadership team at the city and our community is poised to accomplish great things in the near future."