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Lander Hiott

Deputy Principal
Columbia | 803.253.8653
Fax | 803.255.8017

Lander Hiott is a deputy principal with Parker Poe Consulting and has roughly a decade of experience in political campaigns, lobbying, grassroots networking, and media relations. 

Lander has a focus on supporting agriculture and agribusiness, telecommunications, tourism, and businesses across the state of South Carolina, representing multiple clients dealing with permitting, processing, and legislative support. He was instrumental in the passage of the state's hemp legislation; from the pilot program in 2017 and the opening up of the legislation in 2018. Lander's work also involved budget appropriations for Riverbanks Zoo & Garden. 

He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina in political science, bringing 10+ years of connections in the South Carolina General Assembly to Parker Poe Consulting. In college, Lander paged for various committees and power positions such as Speaker of the House and Chairman of Ways and Means, as well as serving on the floor of the House.

Prior to joining Parker Poe, Lander ran political campaigns throughout the state, including being employed by the House Republican Caucus during the 2014 election cycle. Lander also worked in another firm representing clients in the fields of agribusiness, telecommunications, health care, education, and small business. Having worked in the House of Representatives and in politics since 2008, Lander is very cognizant of the issues impacting South Carolina.

Lander currently serves as the sponsorship chair of the Columbia Museum of Art's Contemporaries executive board. He is also a member of the Elmwood Park Neighborhood Association's executive board. 

Featured Experience

  • Tourism
    • Riverbanks Zoo & Garden 
  • Health Care
    • Behavioral Health 
  • Telecommunications 
  • Special Purpose Districts
  • Education
  • Agriculture
  • Cannabis
  • Business Regulations
  • Child Welfare
  • Nonprofits
  • Nonprofit Budgets


  • Columbia Museum of Art, Contemporaries, Sponsorship Chair, Executive Board (2022-present)
  • Elmwood Park Neighborhood Association, Executive Board (2022-present)