SC Manufacturers Alliance Announces Andi Rawl as the SC Automotive Council Executive Director

The South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance (SCMA) has hired Andrea “Andi” Rawl as the Executive Director of the SC Automotive Council.

“We are pleased to welcome Andi Rawl to the SCMA team,” said Sara Hazzard, President and CEO of the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance. “South Carolina’s automotive manufacturers are thriving as the industry continues to transition. The SC Automotive Council engages on topics including trade, policy, supply chain, workforce, and economic development. The Council’s annual events and programming provide a forum for insightful discussion on trends and issues impacting the automotive industry on a local and global basis. Andi’s extensive relationships in economic development and background in association management will be a great asset to our organization.”

Prior to joining SCMA, Andi served as the Director of Association Management and Events Services for CRAFT Association and Event Services where she worked as the Association Executive for the South Carolina Economic Developers’ Association and Executive Director for the South Carolina Society of Association Executives. She has more than 16 years of experience working for business associations handling responsibilities ranging from management, budgeting, marketing, conferences and events planning, and member communications.

Andi is a 2006 graduate of the University of South Carolina where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Hotel, Restaurant, Tourism Management. She is currently pursuing an Institute of Organizational Management (IOM) designation from the US Chamber of Commerce and a Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation through the American Society of Association Executives. Andi is a volunteer with the Rocky Creek PTA, Dickerson Child Advocacy Center, and the Lexington School District One Education Foundation. She and her husband, Aaron, live in Lexington, SC and have two children.

A headshot of Andi Rawl that is approved for media use is attached.

South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance

The South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance is the only statewide organization dedicated exclusively to the interests of manufacturers. Its mission is to strengthen and advance South Carolina manufacturing by advocating for our members, fostering a world-class workforce, and bringing together manufacturers to connect, share, and solve industry challenges. The SCMA membership is comprised of more than 200 manufacturing companies that represent more than 100,000 associates in South Carolina.

South Carolina Automotive Council

The South Carolina Automotive Council is a Council of the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance (SCMA) connecting South Carolina’s automotive industry. Driven by SCMA’s automotive members – from Original Equipment Manufacturers to all levels of the supply chain – the SCAC engages on industry relevant topics including trade, government policy, supply chain, quality, workforce and economic development. Our established annual events provide a forum for insightful discussion on trends and issues impacting the industry on a local and global basis. In addition to facilitating the state’s network of automotive companies, the SCAC also promotes the continued growth and strengthening of the automotive industry by partnering with state and local organizations in workforce and economic development efforts.

James A. Richter

Director of Workforce Development & Member Relations

South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance

1340 Bull Street | Columbia, SC 29201

(O) 803.799.9695 (C) 803.528.1288

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