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Owens named Director of Business Development

Columbia, SC – The Clare Morris Agency has named Karen Owens as its new Director of Business Development. Owens is responsible for recruiting new clients, as well as, handling account management duties for the Columbia-based marketing and communications firm.

“Karen brings over 20 years of marketing and public relations experience to our talented team,” said Clare Morris, president of the agency. “Everyone who knows Karen likes her! She is well- respected throughout the state for her enthusiasm and professionalism, and we can't wait for this new collaboration with Karen as we grow our business.”

Owens most recently served as a marketing and communications manager for the South Carolina Department of Commerce. She has held marketing and public relations director positions in both the public and private sectors, including with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, the Adams Group, Newberry College and the South Carolina Chapter of the March of Dimes.

A graduate of the University of South Carolina (BS in Business Administration – Finance 1987 and Master of Mass Communication 1993), she is active in a number of community organizations including the South Carolina Economic Developers Association and Keep the Midlands Beautiful.

The Clare Morris Agency is a full-service integrated marketing, communications, and governmental relations firm that is celebrating its first anniversary in business. Among some of the firm's clients are the Medical University of South Carolina, South Carolina's Council on Competitiveness, the South Carolina Centers of Economic Excellence (Endowed Chairs) Program, the Palmetto Biotech Alliance, Vought Aircraft, and the Richard W. Riley Institute at Furman University. For more information, visit

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Karl Kelly—CEO, SCBio

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