Adrienne Patrick Selected to Head the Grants
MPA Strategies is delighted to announce the addition of Adrienne Patrick as the new Director of Development. A Greenville resident, Adrienne brings years of fundraising, consulting, project management and public relations experience to the growing statewide public relations firm. She is also a certified Grants Writer. Adrienne grew up on St Simons Island, Georgia, and graduated with a degree in Journalism from the University of Georgia. She has worked with both non-profits, including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, as well as political clients, spending several years with the Columbia-based consulting firm, Richard Quinn & Associates. While there, she served as Governor David Beasley’s Finance Director for his United States Senate campaign. Adrienne now resides in Greenville with her husband, Charley, and their three children. They attend Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Adrienne enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with her family and friends.
Schafer Named as New Legislative Counsel
Columbia, SC – MPA Strategies is delighted to announce the addition of Ed Schafer as the new Legislative Counsel. With over 13 years of government affairs experience and over 10 years working with local government entities, Ed has worked as Staff Attorney & Lobbyist for the South Carolina Association of Counties, Legislative Counsel to the Municipal Association of South Carolina and General Counsel and Director of Government Affairs for the Manufactured Housing Institute of South Carolina. In his new role, Ed will serve as the Lobbyist, Legislative Consultant and General Legal Counsel for MPA clients.
MPA Promotes from Within; Brooke Rowan
Columbia, SC – Today, MPA Strategies is announcing an internal promotion. Former Director of Operations, Brooke S. Rowan, will now serve as the company’s Vice President of Public Relations. MPA Strategies is a full-service public relations firm offering statewide public relations, lobbying, association management and project procurement.
Rowan stated, “I am so excited and grateful for this opportunity to serve as Vice President. It has been amazing to watch the company grow and thrive over the past two years and I look forward to taking part in the company’s future successes.”
MPA Expands; Welcomes Sarah Hammett
Columbia, SC – MPA Strategies would like to welcome Sarah Hammett as the newest addition to their team. She will serve as the Director of Special Projects and will oversee all various healthcare initiatives, wellness programs, event planning, and social media of special projects.
Hammett stated, “I hope that with my background in primary prevention and healthcare and my love of fitness, I can make a difference in our communities by helping citizens incorporate health and fitness into their everyday lives and empower them to get fit and stay healthy.” MPA Strategies is one of the few full-service public relations firms in South Carolina that also offers Healthcare Initiatives and Wellness programs.
MPA Expands; Miller Joins Team
MPA Strategies welcomes Mollie M. Miller as the newest addition to their team. She will serve as the Director of Association Management and will oversee the day-to-day operations of associations and other client organizations.
Miller stated, “I am thrilled to work with MPA Strategies. I am proud to be a part of a dynamic and talented team that consistently looks for new ways to assist and promote their clients.” MPA Strategies is one of the few full-service public relations firms in South Carolina that also offers Association Management and Legislative Consulting services.