Jamie DeMent


Jamie DeMent is the Director of Technology Initiatives/SC Tech at the SC Council on Competitiveness. Jamie works to connect, and strengthen South Carolina’s technology sector and cyber ecosystem (collectively, “Tech-Cyber”) to accelerate growth and innovation in the state’s Tech-Cyber cluster, both within its stand-alone sector and its engagement with other signature SC Competes industry clusters.

Throughout her diverse background ranging from e-commerce to event coordinator and now communication strategist and business developer, two things have always been prevalent: storytelling and relationships. A tenure in marketing Jamie has launched new websites, grown digital footprints, and connected hundreds of people and businesses building lasting relationships that have helped cultivate strong competitiveness strategies. 

Jamie is an Honorary Commander with Joint Base Charleston and sits on the Board for Palmetto Goodwill. She also is a 2022 Riley Fellow – Diversity Leaders Initiative Graduate and a 2019 Forty Under 40 Award winner, recognized for her success and community involvement in the Charleston region.

A native of West Virginia, Jamie began to fall in love with South Carolina when attending Clemson University where she earned a B.A. in Communication Studies. She currently lives in Mount Pleasant with her husband, son and two dogs. Jamie loves camping, the Clemson Tigers, Steelers, and photographing Charleston’s natural beauty.

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