Sara Vernon

Assistant Vice President, State Government Relations

Columbia, SC

+1 803 251 5461


Sara Vernon is an assistant vice president of state government relations, assisting clients with advocacy, lobbying, and government relations in South Carolina. She works with clients across a variety of industries with a focus on healthcare, education, energy, technology, and real estate. Sara also has experience assisting clients with multi-state legislative tracking on a variety of policy issues.

Sara joined McGuireWoods Consulting after six years with the SC Association of REALTORS® as their director of political affairs. In that capacity, she managed the SC REALTORS® Political Action Committee Board of Trustees, fundraising, finances, disbursements, ethics reporting, independent expenditure campaigns, and public policy campaigns.

Prior to that she served as executive assistant/scheduler to U.S. Congressman Tom Rice in Washington, DC. Her previous experience also includes campaign fundraising for multiple members of the South Carolina General Assembly and members of Congress.

Sara has a public relations degree from the University of South Carolina and a Master’s of Business Administration from the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina.


Member, Junior League of Columbia

Member, The Calvary – Prisma Health Midlands Foundation

Leadership Columbia Class of 2020


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