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Jamie DeMent

Jamie DeMent

Talent & Strategic Initiatives

Leveraging her strengths in communications and strategic partnerships, Jamie facilitates connections and dialogue with Charleston’s business, academic, and community leaders to strengthen the region’s startup ecosystem, support the fast-growing IT sector, and attract talent for high-demand occupations. She also leads two long-standing collaborative initiatives supported by dozens of local business partners: the region’s Global Fluency initiative and the Charleston Open Source talent attraction campaign.

She is a 2019 Forty Under 40 Award winner, recognized for her success and community involvement in the Charleston region. Jamie is a member of the Zucker Family School of Education Development Advisory Board with the Citadel School of Education (2019 – 2021).

A native of Wheeling, West Virginia, she earned a B.A. in Communication Studies from Clemson University where she began to fall in love with South Carolina. She lives in Mount Pleasant with her husband and son. Jamie loves all things Clemson Tigers, Steelers, and the history and beauty of the Charleston region.

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