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Schafer Named as New Legislative Counsel

MPA Strategies is delighted to announce the addition of Ed Schafer as the new Legislative Counsel. With over 13 years of government affairs experience and over 10 years working with local government entities, Ed has worked as Staff Attorney & Lobbyist for the South Carolina Association of Counties, Legislative Counsel to the Municipal Association of South Carolina and General Counsel and Director of Government Affairs for the Manufactured Housing Institute of South Carolina. In his new role, Ed will serve as the Lobbyist, Legislative Consultant and General Legal Counsel for MPA clients.

Schafer graduated Cum Laude from the Honors Program at The Citadel and was a 1996 Summerall Guard. He is a lifelong Gamecock and graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law. He resides in Lexington County with his wife, two children and Chinese exchange student. They attend Cayce United Methodist Church where he currently serves as Chairman of the Staff Parish Relations Committee. He enjoys spending time with his family, his Boykin Spaniels and German Shepherd, Edisto Beach, kayaking, deep sea fishing, snow skiing, reading, running, yoga and singing in the choir at church.

MPA’s CEO, Ashley Hunter, stated, “What started as a one man show has blossomed into a full-service public relations firm offering statewide public relations, lobbying, association management and project procurement. We are in the business finding solutions and offering the highest level of services to our clients. Ed’s background as an attorney, his extensive knowledge of local governments around the state and relationships with members of the General Assembly will be a great asset to our clients and our firm. We are excited to have him as a member of our team!”

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