(Columbia,SC) Amanda Campbell has been promoted from Communications Intern to Creative Communications Specialist for the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness. In this role, she will support the Council's marketing and communications efforts by coordinating events, creating visual media content, and assisting with overall stakeholder engagement.
Amanda began working with the Council as a Communications Intern in November 2017. In May of 2019, she graduated with honors from the University of South Carolina and earned a B.A. in Visual Communications from the School of Journalism and Mass Communications.
Susie Shannon, President & CEO of the Council said that Amanda’s creative talents have already proven to be an asset to the organization and that having her full-time will help the communications team in its work to promote the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness and its various clusters and initiatives. “We have a lot of projects on the horizon and I am confident in what Amanda brings to the Council team with her creativity, her energy, and her readiness to get to work.”
During her college career, Amanda gained hands-on experience in graphic design, videography, photography, motion design and other visual forms of marketing/advertising. While at USC Amanda worked as the Graphic Design Coordinator for the UofSC Public Relations Student Society of America chapter and the Creative Director for Crescent Communications in the public relations Bateman Competition of 2018.
“Through my internship at the Council I have been able to sharpen not only my creative talents but also my professional presence as well,” said Amanda. “I am excited to hop on board with the team full-time to bring everything I have to help the Council flourish and accomplish its creative goals.”
The South Carolina Council on Competitiveness is a nonpartisan, business-led, nonprofit organization that drives South Carolina’s long-term economic growth through managing select industry clusters and providing the research, network, and resources that clusters require to thrive.
Led by President & CEO, Susie Shannon, the Council manages multiple initiatives and industry clusters in South Carolina including SC Aerospace, SC Logistics, TechSC, SC CyberAlley, and TransformSC. It also provides resources and support to other clusters and initiatives across the state.
Industry clusters are economic ecosystems of linked industries and other entities important to competition, like suppliers of components, machinery, and services. These inter-connected ecosystems cultivate a business environment that fosters innovation. Innovation, in turn, spurs new business ventures.
The formation of the Council in 2004 marked the first time South Carolina's business, government, and academic leadership came together to address long-term competitiveness factors.