SARA H. HAZZARD: President & CEO South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance

Sara H. Hazzard is the President & CEO of the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Presbyterian College, where she also minored in Business Administration and History.

She served on South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster’s AccelerateSC task force and is a member of the South Carolina Economic Developers’ Association, a Port Ambassador for the South Carolina Ports Authority, a 2008 graduate of Leadership South Carolina, and a board member for the Palmetto Center for Women.  She is also a recipient of the Columbia Regional Business Report’s 2020 Women of Influence Award and the Columbia Business Monthly’s 2020 50 Most Influential.

The South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance serves to preserve and promote the economic health of manufacturing industries in South Carolina by seeking positive action in state government. We communicate with and educate South Carolina state and local officials and the general public on issues of importance to manufacturing industries.

We emphasize that by maintaining strong manufacturing industries in the state, South Carolina’s economy will also remain strong. In order to accomplish these goals SCMA fosters member and staff involvement in monitoring issues, formulating positions, and informing the manufacturing industries of government-related matters. In addition, we focus on increasing manufacturing industry membership.