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South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance names new president and CEO

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Sara Hazzard, the vice president of government relations for the S.C. Manufacturers Alliance since 2004, has been named president and CEO of the organization.

Hazzard, who earned a degree in political science from Presbyterian College, is a member of the S.C. Economic Developers' Association and president of the board of the Palmetto Center for Women.  

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

Hazzard lives with her husband, John, and two children in Columbia.

“I am humbled and honored to lead the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance,” she said. “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.”  

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