Education: University of South Carolina

Favorite Data Point: Hiking Enthusiasts

Hidden Talent: Mad Karaoke Skills





Named as one of Columbia, South Carolina's “Most Influential,” Joel Sawyer most recently served as Senior Vice President of a full service digital agency. Joel got his start as a reporter at the Spartanburg, Herald-Journal, going on from there to become Communications Director for Governor Mark Sanford. After leaving the administration, Joel served as Executive Director of state Party, where he guided it to its first-ever sweep of nine statewide offices. Immediately prior to joining Push Digital, he served as state campaign manager for Jon Huntsman for President. At his previous position, Joel helped lead Sanford’s improbable comeback bid to retake his old Congressional seat. He lives in Columbia, SC. Because of his expertise on South Carolina and national politics, Joel is often called upon as a political commentator for national print and television news media, having appeared on CBS, Fox News, CNN, MSNBC and publications like Politico, Roll Call, and The Hill.