Mark Williams Appointed as Chair of the Prestigious Site Selectors Guild

March 20, 2017 (Columbia, SC) – Mark Williams, President of Strategic Development Group, has been elected Chair of the Site Selectors Guild at the organization’s annual meeting in Tucson, Arizona.

Mark Williams

The Site Selectors Guild, Inc. is the world’s largest association of business location experts whose members’ site selection projects represent tens of $billions in annual capital expenditures and thousands of new jobs globally each year.

All members of the Site Selectors Guild have been nominated and approved by their industry peers. As the first and only group of its kind, the Site Selectors Guild brings together a dynamic network of site selectors from around the world, combining their talent and expertise to create an invaluable resource, unmatched in its quality, for both corporations seeking site selection assistance and economic development organizations.

"I’m honored to receive this appointment to serve as Chair of the Site Selectors Guild,” said Williams. "I look forward to working to continue to expand the positive reputation of the Guild among economic development professionals and global corporations seeking expert site selection counsel.”

Strategic Development Group, Inc. (“SDG”) is a Columbia, South Carolina-based consulting firm providing site selection and negotiation services to medium and large corporations and their suppliers during the site selection process. SDG has completed highly successful site location projects with major U.S. and multi-national corporations based in Europe and Asia including Bridgestone, JTEKT, and Commercial Metals Corporation.

Williams founded SDG in 1999 after serving as Chief Development Officer of the South Carolina Department of Commerce. He graduated from the University of South Carolina with multiple degrees, as well as the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute.