Who We Are


Ruth Sherlock
Managing Partner

Ruth Sherlock has lived in SC for 18 years and has a unique combination of government, public affairs, operations, fundraising and political expertise. She is well known as a sharp tactician where she is able to obtain big picture goals and objectives by managing and executing the details. In 2012, she was voted by Campaigns and Elections as one of top political influencers in SC after helping orchestrate one of the few victories for Newt Gingrich in the Republican presidential primary of 2012. No stranger to winning projects, Sherlock helped orchestrate an historic campaign in Louisiana, helping elect the 1st Vietnamese American to U.S. House. She later served as Chief of Staff where she advised on legislative and political strategies and successfully campaigned for the members’ placement on committees helpful to his district. Sherlock has also worked in the international political arena helping to successfully garner 13 of the 14 parliamentary seats in Grenada the year after America led the charge to free Grenada from communist tyranny.

Sherlock has worked as a Special Assistant to Secretary of Energy, liaising with congressional staff, federal agencies, White House and community groups where she helped to organize the National Energy Strategy program during the George HW Bush Presidency. In addition, she has served as the Marketing Director for a start-up division of an established engineering and construction company in Alabama and the Marketing VP for a tech company attempting to get a foothold into the political arena.

Ruth has a BBA in Marketing from Texas A&M University and holds a not-for-profit fundraising certificate from Indiana University. She has developed and taught courses in political process, management, and fundraising throughout the country.



Andrew S. Holt
Director of Campaign Operations

Andrew Holt joins SSG with a strong background in successful campaigns in both South Carolina and Texas. His exceptional understanding of both grassroots organization along with utilizing voter data has allowed him to run efficient and effective campaigns. A graduate of Clemson University in the spring of 2015, Andrew started working in the political realm during his junior year. Beginning as an intern for U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham’s re-election primary, he quickly became one of the top interns in the state.

Following the success of the primary, he joined Texas AG Greg Abbott’s race for Governor as the East Texas field representative to succeed Governor Rick Perry. While in Texas, Andrew worked tirelessly to build the volunteer network that was necessary to win against the “Battleground Texas” democratic movement. After another victory, Andrew returned to Clemson to finish his degree in Political Science and graduated on time with his class.

Post graduation, Andrew joined the S.C. Republican primary and worked for Dr. Ben Carson both a Field and Coalitions Director. Holt lives in Greenville with his best friend and trusted sidekick, Tahoe, a rescued German Shepard mix.