Columbia, S.C. — Renee Chow has joined Historic Columbia as director of marketing and communications. Chow will lead Historic Columbia’s communications and marketing initiatives and serve as a spokesperson for the organization.
“We are excited to have a person with Renee’s experience with and commitment to promoting the Midlands region,” said Robin Waites, executive director of Historic Columbia. “As we continue to increase access to historic places and narratives, Renee is the right person to communicate this work to a broad audience.”
Chow joins Historic Columbia after several years working at Experience Columbia SC (ECSC), the Columbia region’s tourism development organization, as director of marketing. At ECSC, Chow spearheaded digital strategy for the organization, resulting in a 2018 award of distinction in The Communicator Awards and an honorable mention in the 2018 Hermes Creative Awards for the organization’s website ExperienceColumbiaSC.com. Prior to working at ECSC, Chow gained experience in political campaigns and nonprofit work.
Chow holds a bachelor of arts in English from Erskine College, along with a masters of mass communications from the University of South Carolina. She is an active member of the Leadership Columbia Alumni Association Advisory Board and a graduate of the Columbia Chamber’s Leadership Columbia Class of 2015.
About Historic Columbia: In November 1961, a small group of individuals intent on saving the Ainsley Hall House from demolition officially incorporated as the Historic Columbia Foundation. Over the next five decades the organization, which was founded on the premise of preservation and education, would take on the stewardship of seven historic properties in Richland County. Today, the organization serves as a model for local preservation efforts and interpretation of local history. Visit historiccolumbia.org or find us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or YouTube for more details.