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Central SC Alliance names new president and CEO

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Courtesy Columbia Regional Business Report

he Central SC Alliance has hired Jason Giulietti as the organization’s new president and CEO.

He assumed his role with the organization today, Sept. 11, and will be responsible for overseeing the execution of the CSCA’s mission to recruit jobs and capital investment to the Central SC Region from around the world, according to an CSCA news release.

Giulietti most recently served as the president and CEO at the Greater San Marcos Partnership in Texas, the release stated. At GSMP, he led a public-private partnership in one of the fastest growing regions of the United States, including 11 local communities, two counties and 135 private sector investors. Giulietti also has prior work experience with the Connecticut Business & Industry Association and the University of Connecticut Foundation.

“I look forward to joining the Central SC Alliance and helping its established and experienced team pursue innovative strategies that make the Central SC Region a standout among communities around the nation,” Giulietti said in the release. “I am committed to working in tandem with regional partners and allies, and finding new ways we can make the communities of this Region better for the businesses and people who call it home.”

A committee assembled of select CSCA Board Members vetted Giulietti from among a selection of economic development experts from around the U.S. CSCA Chairman Matthew Shaffer shared comments on what set Giulietti apart in the selection process.

“Mr. Giulietti characterizes his leadership style as inclusive and is committed to working with the CSCA team and listening to its constituents to foster a shared vision, build trust and exceed expectations,” he said in the release. “He is an energized and approachable personality that will add vitality to the superb slate of staff already helping the organization meet its mission.”

With expertise in an array of economic development services, from research and marketing to business recruitment and business development, the Central SC Alliance has operated since 1994 to aid its member counties and city with attracting new companies from around the world to therRegion and assist existing operations with expansion needs, the release stated. The Central SC Region is composed of the state’s capital city of Columbia and eight member counties of Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry, Richland and Orangeburg.

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