R. Megan Anderson
Director, Global Business Development
Megan leads the global business development team in efforts and initiatives aligned with CRDA’s vision. She serves as advisor and the primary point of contact for companies evaluating the Charleston region as a prospective location for competitive business investments.
Megan comes to CRDA from Maxis Advisors, a site selection and incentive negotiation firm based in Charlotte, NC. At Maxis, Megan worked to further the firm’s presence in the site selection sector while taking over existing client relationships in the negotiated incentives practice. This role allowed Megan the opportunity to work throughout the U.S., enhancing her knowledge of other states’ and communities’ business environments and competitiveness.
Prior to joining Maxis Advisors, Megan was a Senior Project Manager in Global Business for the South Carolina Department of Commerce. Her duties included business recruitment and the management of complex economic development projects. While Megan has worked with companies across all manufacturing and service-related industries, she has developed expertise in the aerospace/aviation sector as well as headquarters, IT, and service sector projects. She also brings extensive knowledge of working with international companies and conducting business internationally. Megan’s six years in this position led to over $1.8 billion in direct investment and roughly 11,000 new jobs in South Carolina.
Megan received an M.B.A. with a concentration in International Business from the University of South Carolina. She also holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a specialization in International Business from the University of South Carolina. A South Carolina native, she grew up in the very small upstate town of Six Mile. She and her husband have two boys.