Aaron M. Reiss
Senior Project Manager, Economic Development
As Senior Project Manager,Aaron Reiss is responsible for promoting and implementing Santee Cooper's industrial and economic development programs related to marketing and business development at the local, regional and national levels. Aaron interacts with the South Carolina Department of Commerce and other key economic development allies in order to represent the interests of Santee Cooper and South Carolina.
Originally from Connecticut, Aaron made his way down South to attend Coastal Carolina University. Upon earning his bachelor’s degree in business management in 1999, he eventually received his master’s degree in management and leadership from Webster University in 2013. Aaron joined Santee Cooper in 2009 as a Distribution Forecast Analyst, remaining in that capacity until his promotion to Economic Development in 2014. Prior to working at Santee Cooper, Aaron held several inside and outside sales positions, as well as marketing roles.
Aaron lives in Conway, S.C., with his wife, Mariah, and their two sons. Actively involved in his community, Aaron serves on the board of the Conway Chamber of Commerce, formerly served as a board member of Leadership Conway, and acts as a business education partnership liaison for Santee Cooper and Conway Elementary School.