Columbia Chamber Welcomes New Director of Marketing and Communications

September 9, 2014

COLUMBIA, SC -The Columbia Chamber is pleased to announce the addition of Anna Burns as Director of Marketing and Communications. Burns will be responsible for all strategic marketing, public and media relations, social media campaigns, and online engagement for the Chamber.

“We couldn’t be happier to welcome Anna into the Columbia Chamber family,” said Carl Blackstone, president and CEO of the Columbia Chamber. “Her social media expertise coupled with her passion for media communications makes Anna an ideal fit for this role.”

Burns previously managed social and media communications for the South Carolina Department of Education, the state’s biggest government agency. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Furman University in Greenville.



About the Columbia Chamber
The Columbia Chamber is a private, non-profit, partner-driven organization comprised of 1,500 business enterprises, civic organizations, educational institutions and individuals in Calhoun, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry and Richland counties. The Columbia Chamber serves as the voice of the business community at large on matters of economic, educational, social, cultural and political concern, as well as supports and promotes the success of its partners through networking, professional development, advocacy and leadership. The organization has represented the interests of the local business community since 1902. 

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