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SC Club for Growth - Executive Director

South Carolina Club for Growth Executive Director R.J. May III

The South Carolina Club for Growth announced the hiring of R.J. May III as its new Executive Director in September 2015. R.J. has an extensive record of success in campaign management, fundraising, coalition building, voter contact tactics, and media strategy.

Before joining the SC Club for Growth, RJ served as project manager for a Lexington-based political consulting firm where he helped conservative candidates execute aggressive campaign plans and, in 2015 alone, guided multiple candidates to victory in the state’s most watched special elections.

R.J. has also served in various high-level management positions with several federal, state, and local campaigns and organizations, including an assignment with a national political training group.

In 2012, R.J. was awarded a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship and earned his master’s degree in security and diplomacy from Tel Aviv University in Israel. In 2009, R.J. graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magnum cum laude from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Criminal Justice. R.J. also studied at the American University of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates while on prestigious academic scholarships.

R.J., a Virginia native, has proudly called South Carolina home since 2005.

R.J. can be reached by emailing