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MONCKS CORNER, S.C.– (September 30, 2020) —Kristen Lanier has been named the County’s new Economic Development Director.

Lanier, a Berkeley County native, has worked in Berkeley County since 2015. She served as the County’s Workforce Development Director in Economic Development. She then took on the role as Interim Director in April 2020 when former Economic Development Director Barry Jurs retired.

Born and raised in Moncks Corner, Lanier boasts a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a minor in Marketing from the College of Charleston. She started with the County in February 2015 as the Marketing

and PR Coordinator for the Berkeley County Library System and joined Economic Development in July 2018. Since then, she has helped greatly expand the ManuFirstSC program, started the welding programs at Cross and Timberland high schools, and increased the participation of local industries with the Charleston Regional Youth Apprenticeship Program.

Kristen Lanier has been instrumental for Berkeley County, connecting citizens with job opportunities and industries with the workforce they need. She is a born leader with a proactive drive and passion for Berkeley County. I look forward to seeing her help Berkeley County reach greater heights. -Supervisor Johnny Cribb

I’m incredibly honored to be named to this role. I’m thankful for having worked and gained valuable career experience at Berkeley County. This area has not only been my workplace for the last several years but also my home. I have a special place in my heart for the County, and I will continue to passionately serve her citizens and business community. –Kristen Lanier

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– Prepared by the Berkeley County Public Information Office –

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