Meet The Team

What We Do

As a public and private not-for-profit alliance, we’re on a mission to cultivate and nurture the prosperity of Central South Carolina. We recruit capital investment and help businesses create jobs. Together – with a growing network of industries, talent, and communities – we’re advancing and improving our Region’s economy.

Staff Listings

Jason J. Giulietti

President & CEO

"It hasn't taken long for the central region of South Carolina to feel like home for me and my family. The warmth of the people here enhances the beauty of the city and the country. I'm excited to do what I can to continue to improve the lives of South Carolina with more job options with higher pay available."

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Stephen Roddey

Vice President of Business Recruitment

“I love how the area offers big-time opportunities and amenities, yet it still encourages personal relationships and family bonds.”

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Melissa Collins

Director of Marketing

"Columbia is my hometown and I couldn't be more grateful. Growing up here, and now raising my kids in the same community, is a privilege that I hope many others get to experience. The Central SC Alliance with its community partners work to improve the lives of our region providing more opportunity and resources. I hope those assets draw more people to come to South Carolina and experience for themselves the beauty of the Palmetto State and experience the genuine care of the people here."

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Zechariah Willoughby

Director of Research

"I've called the Central SC Region home for my entire life; it's allowed me professional and personal opportunities that I’ve never thought possible. From world-class higher education institutions to old-fashioned diners, we have it all. I love being able to go from the halls of the State House in Columbia to the seemingly endless fields in Fairfield County, all in under 45 minutes! The Central SC Region is truly the best of both worlds."

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Sandra Wallace

Director, Central SC Committee of 100

“Central SC is a great place to network and build lasting relationships with business professionals for a stronger community. After a day of networking, I enjoy relaxing at the Jewel of South Carolina - Lake Murray - in my backyard.”

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Mandi Bonderer

Office Manager & Support Specialist

“I love all the outdoor activities that the Central SC Region has to offer. From lakes and rivers to beautiful parks and hiking trails, there's something for everyone to explore. Whether you’re a sports fan, enjoy hometown festivals, live music or exploring state and national parks, you'll always find something fun to do and experience!”

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Contact us with any questions, comments or concerns you may have. Our team is ready and happy to help!

Meet The Members

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John McLauchlin

Administrator & Director of Economic Development, Calhoun County

“Calhoun County is an ideal place for those who appreciate quiet and friendly communities with all the extra amenities within a stone’s throw. The big city isn't far away, as Columbia and Charleston are easily within driving distance.”

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Ryan Coleman

Director, City of Columbia Economic Development Office

“I love the fact that there’s always something to do in the Columbia area. The weather is great year round and there are plenty of activities and social offerings such as festivals, outdoor activities, sports, and widespread access to rivers, lakes, and parks. The restaurant scene has been steadily improving over the past few years, and the weekly Soda City Market on Main Street always brings people into downtown. We’ve got all the arts, culture, and recreation anyone could ask for.”

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George Kosinksi

Executive Director, Clarendon County Economic Development

“Clarendon County is a recreational paradise. The Central SC Region encompasses the heart of the Carolinas, the possibilities are endless.”

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Ann Broadwater

Director, Fairfield County Economic Development

"I was raised in Central SC with generational roots on both sides of my family, and we have always enjoyed the rewards of hard work and integrity in the development of relationships based on honesty and accountability. In all of my travels, both nationally and internationally, I love most of all coming home to the place that has beauty both in it's idyllic natural scenery and warm smiles. In Fairfield County, we enjoy the best of both worlds combining small-town charm with the logistical advantage that offers capital convenience!"

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Jeff Burgess

Director, Kershaw County Economic Development

“My favorite thing about our community and Central SC is the people you meet here become your family. It has a sense of place with its rich history and offers a variety of lifestyles and opportunities.”

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Garrett Dragano

Director, County of Lexington Economic Development

"The Central SC Region has something for everybody, whether you enjoy the lake life, living in the suburbs, or out in the country there is an opportunity for everyone!"

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Rick Farmer

Director, Newberry County Economic Development

“I was born in the Central SC Region and have spent most of my life here. It’s one of the greatest places on the face of the earth to make a living and raise a family. Simply put, this is home.”

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Merle Johnson

Executive Director, Orangeburg County Development Commission

coming soon!

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Jeff Ruble

Director, Richland County Economic Development Office

“People are discovering that Columbia, South Carolina, has transitioned from a sleepy Southern city to an emerging tech-heavy hub with a vibrant university culture.”

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Featured News & Stories

Browse our latest news and read about our ambassadors to see what life is really like in Central SC.