Amy G. Thomson
Director of International Strategy and Trade
As director of the International Strategy and Trade division, Amy Thomson is responsible for the growth of foreign direct investment and export activity in South Carolina.
Prior to this role, Amy led the Existing Industry program at SC Commerce, a business retention and expansion program that caters to manufacturers and distributors to monitor their needs and assist in leveraging the many resources available in the state.
Before re-joining SC Commerce in August of 2014, Amy was senior international trade specialist with the US Department of Commerce’s Commercial Service. In this capacity, she assisted South Carolina firms in selling their products overseas. Before that, Amy worked at SC Commerce as an international trade manager, leading trade missions throughout Canada, Mexico, Central and South America. Amy was also editor-in-chief of a Spanish-language trade publication for the apparel industry, traveling throughout Latin America during the boom of apparel manufacturing in that region.
Amy is a graduate of the University of South Carolina, was named the first chair of the SC International Trade Coalition and currently serves on the board of the SC Manufacturing Extension Partnership. She resides in downtown Columbia with her family.