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Sonoco CEO Jack Sanders To Serve As S.C. Chamber Commerce Chair

December 11, 2015

COLUMBIA, S.C. –The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that Jack Sanders, president and CEO of Sonoco, South Carolina’s largest homegrown company will serve as the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 Commerce Chairman. Mr. Sanders will serve as the first ever State Chamber Chairman of Commerce, a role developed by the Chamber Board and appointed by the Chairman of the Board of Directors to help make South Carolina the best place in the world to do business by focusing on growing existing South Carolina companies. Mr. Sanders joined Sonoco in 1988 and became its eighth CEO in 2013.

S.C. Chamber CEO Ted Pitts said, “Jack Sanders is one of South Carolina's most respected business leaders. He understands that the future of our state is linked to the success of our businesses and the role they play in improving education, developing our workforce, leading on infrastructure initiatives, and ensuring South Carolina's tax structure is one of the most competitive in the nation. We gladly welcome Mr. Sanders into this role."

Chairman of the Board John Uprichard, CEO of Find Great People, said, “We are pleased to announce that Jack has accepted the Board’s appointment to Commerce Chairman. As South Carolina continues to grow jobs and opportunity, the State Chamber must continue to also grow its role of supporting our business community. With Jack’s background in expanding Sonoco to South Carolina’s largest homegrown company, we know he will be a great asset as the Chamber broadens its reach to help businesses across the state expand.”

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