Prior to establishing the Sunnie & DeWorken Group, Sunnie and John

created and served as chief lobbyists for the Upstate Chamber

Coalition, representing 8,000 businesses at ten Upstate chambers

of commerce.

Earning two degrees from Clemson University (BS Marketing/BA

Political Science), Sunnie Harmon is a two-time Captain of the Clemson

University Women’s Tennis Team and an Academic All-American. 

Sunnie began her career with Congressman Gresham Barrett. In her first year lobbying, Sunnie received the “Rookie Lobbyist of the Year Award” from her peers. In 2011, Sunnie was named the “2011 Economic Development Lobbyist of the Year.”

 John DeWorken is a three-time graduate of Clemson University (MA English). He has held key positions in the SC Senate, the SC Chamber of Commerce and on a statewide political campaign. Greenville Magazine twice named DeWorken as “The Top 50 Most Influential People in Greenville."

Contact info:

The SUNNIE Harmon & John DeWORKEN Group
Government Relations and Advocacy
PO Box 9793
Greenville, SC 29604

John's Cell: 864-905-5529

Sunnie's Cell: (864) 337-1584


Our Mission: Give each individual client a voice to affect change.
Our Vision: To be the state's most influential pro-business advocacy firm, giving each client the personalized attention it needs to reach its goals.

​Updated: 7/18/2020

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Watch our own veteran South Carolina Lobbyist Sunnie Harmon talk about COVID-19 and the SC Legislature...and its impact on SC businesses and their employees. Sunnie joined two-time SCDOR Director Burnie Maybank and Kara Gormley Meador - both of Nexsen Pruet.                                                     Watch here

Protecting SCAA

SCAA’s lobbying team ensures that no legislation is advanced that will harm audiologists of this state.  They do that by reviewing thousands of bills introduced, as well as reviewing all line items and provisos of the state budget; by being present and representing SCAA in state government; and by notifying SCAA of any related bill, budget line item or proviso introduced.

S. 0915 - Required Hearing Aid Coverage and Replacement by SC Insurers
​Introduced in the Senate on December 11, 2019
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Banking and Insurance

View the latest legislative information at the website

H. 3284 - Hearing Aid Coverage for Children

Introduced in the House on January 8, 2019
Currently residing in the House Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry
View the latest legislative information at the website

S. 557 - Hearing Impaired Special License Plates

​Introduced in the Senate on February 26, 2019

Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Transportation

View the latest legislative information at the website


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