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Dorchester County Economic Development hires marketing chief

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Dorchester County Economic Development hired Anna McSwain as its marketing and investor relations administrator.

McSwainIn her new role, McSwain is charged with guiding the marketing and communication efforts of the county to facilitate new business and economic expansion while supporting the vitality of existing industry in the county, according to a news release. Additionally, she is to engage with current and prospective investors while working toward the advancement of DCED’s strategic initiatives. 

“Anna brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our team,” John Truluck, director of Dorchester County Economic Development, said in the news release. “I look forward to her helping us tell the story of all of the great things happening in Dorchester County.”

McSwain brings more than 15 years of marketing experience as well as a knowledge of corporate relations, non-profits and development. She has a bachelor’s degree in communications from Charleston Southern University where she also previously oversaw athletic marketing and corporate sponsors. McSwain is a skilled photographer and longtime Summerville resident.

“I am incredibly grateful to John Truluck and the team at DCED for the opportunity to help build upon the impressive foundation that has been established here in our county,” McSwain said in the release. “Being able to apply my background in marketing and external relations to continue the growth in my own hometown is an honor. I look forward to engaging with industry partners and investors to further the development of our community.”

Reach Ross Norton at or 864-642-5229.

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