Amy Tinsley Named Executive Director Of The South Carolina Automotive Council

Today, the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance (SCMA) announced that Amy Tinsley has assumed the role of Executive Director of the South Carolina Automotive Council (SCAC). Previous Executive Director, Catherine Hayes, resigned in September. Hayes was instrumental in the growth of the SCAC and the South Carolina Automotive Summit and was responsible for many areas of innovation for the Council.

"Amy is the perfect person to continue the work of the Council. She will play a key role in advancing the interest of the automotive industry in South Carolina. She is uniquely qualified to lead this important organization. We look forward to her service to the Council and the SC Manufacturers Alliance," said Lewis Gossett, SCMA President and CEO.

Amy joins the SCAC after spending eight years in the utility industry, most recently working with the President of Duke Energy South Carolina leading strategy and planning. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Presbyterian College and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business.

She lives in Greenville with her husband and son.

Her office is located on the CU-ICAR campus in Greenville, SC and she can be contacted at (864) 283-7109 or


ABOUT THE SCMA - The South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance is the only statewide organization dedicated exclusively to the interests of manufacturers. Its mission is to elevate the quality of life for all South Carolinians by advancing the state's manufacturing industry. The SCMA membership is comprised of more than 200 manufacturing companies that represent more than 80,000 associates in South Carolina. For additional information about the SCMA, please visit

ABOUT THE SCAC - The South Carolina Automotive Council is a division of the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance. As the leading organization dedicated to enhancing the state's automotive manufacturing sector's position, the SCMA and SCAC foster collaboration, promote innovation, and maintain a business environment conducive to growth and success in a global marketplace.