Amber S. Barnes Sr. VP, State Government Relations, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC

Amber is a senior vice president of state government relations, assisting clients with traditional advocacy, lobbying and government relations services in matters before the South Carolina General Assembly and regulatory agencies.

In addition, she works with clients on association management services. Amber focuses her efforts on managing the programs, events, communications, membership and other association management services of multiple trade and business associations. She has experience working with clients across industry sectors, including education, financial services and healthcare.

Prior to joining McGuireWoods Consulting, Amber served as the director of government relations for the South Carolina Bankers Association. In that capacity, she was responsible for coordinating the organization’s lobbying and legislative efforts at the state and federal level. Amber is also a former intern of the Hodges Consulting Group, which was headed by former South Carolina governor and MWC president Jim Hodges.

McGuireWoods Consulting

McGuireWoods Consulting LLC ("MWC") is a wholly owned subsidiary of the McGuireWoods LLP law firm. From time to time, various McGuireWoods lawyers provide non-legal services to MWC clients, but MWC cannot provide legal services or advice. Therefore, any work MWC performs for a client does not give rise to an attorney-client relationship or privilege. Should you require legal services from McGuireWoods, as well as consulting services from MWC, you must engage the law firm separately.

  • University of South Carolina, MPA, 2009
  • College of Charleston, BA, Political Science, cum laude, 2006
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