Prior to her arrival to Oconee County, Annie served the State of South Carolina as a Project Manager in Global Business for the South Carolina Department of Commerce. Project Managers are the frontline sales team responsible for attracting and managing new capital investment and job creation projects in South Carolina. Annie worked with companies across all industries but with a focus on automotive manufacturing and corporate headquarters projects. She worked with both consultants and directly with companies, domestic and international, to streamline complex projects.
Additionally, Annie has worked in several different roles across the economic development community of South Carolina. Now entering the 18th year of her career in economic development, Annie started in 2004 as the Director of Research for the Central SC Alliance. For eight years she worked hard representing local governments surrounding the Columbia, the capital city of South Carolina. From there she went on to serve as Senior Project Manager for South Carolina’s public utility Santee Cooper and as the Assistant Director of Richland County, SC. Since she began her career in 2004, Annie has helped bring over $1.6 billion and 10,000 jobs to the state.