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SC Manufacturers Announces New President & CEO
January 02, 2018

SC Manufacturers Alliance Names Sara Hazzard President and CEO

Date: January 2, 2018 
Contact: James Richter
Mobile: 803.528.1288

(Columbia, S.C.) – Today, the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance (SCMA) announced that Sara Hazzard has been named President and CEO of the organization effective January 1, 2018. 

“We are excited to welcome Sara Hazzard as the new President and CEO of the SCMA,” said Kurt Dallas, Executive Vice President of AFL and SCMA Chairman. “Her extensive experience in government relations, public affairs, and business will serve our organization well as we continue to advance pro-manufacturing issues.”

Since 2004, Sara Hazzard has served as the Vice President of Government Relations for the SCMA. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Presbyterian College, where she also minored in Business Administration and History. She is an active member of the South Carolina Economic Developers Association and serves as President of the Board for the Palmetto Center for Women.  She and her husband, John, live in Columbia with their two children.  

“I am humbled and honored to lead the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance,” said Sara Hazzard. “For more than a century, the SCMA has been the private sector leader ensuring our state has the best environment where manufacturers of all sizes can create, innovate, and grow. I look forward to continuing that mission and advancing a sector of our economy that truly makes a difference for all South Carolinians.”   


ABOUT THE SCMA - The South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance is the only statewide organization dedicated exclusively to the interests of manufacturers. Its mission is to elevate the quality of life for all South Carolinians by advancing the state's manufacturing industry. The SCMA membership is comprised of more than 200 manufacturing companies that represent more than 80,000 associates in South Carolina. For additional information about the SCMA, please visit



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