2013 State Leadership Award
MEMA Presents State Leadership Award to South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley
On Feb. 19, MEMA awarded South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley with its first State Leadership Award in Piedmont, S.C.
The State Leadership Award is given for outstanding assistance to the motor vehicle supplier industry by an elected state official, who is nominated by a MEMA affiliate member.
About Governor Nikki Haley
Gov. Haley has been a champion for motor vehicle parts manufacturers in South Carolina. Countless suppliers have commented on her keen awareness of the benefits the industry provides to the citizens of her state. With more than 24,000 direct employees in South Carolina, motor vehicle parts manufacturing is an integral part of the state economy.
Haley was elected the 116th Governor of South Carolina on Nov. 2, 2010.The governor was first elected to represent the 87th District in Lexington County in 2004. In 2008, then-Rep. Haley was sent back to the Statehouse with 83 percent of the vote – the highest percentage earned by any lawmaker facing a contested South Carolina election that year. She won the Republican Party nomination for governor on June 22, 2010.