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Columbia, SC 29201
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Karen Owens Promoted to Vice President

Today, in Columbia, the Clare Morris Agency promoted Karen Owens to Vice President for Business Development.

In the brief seven months that Karen has been with the CMA she has brought in several marquee clients including, the Silver Crescent Foundation, Alliance Pickens, and Innoventure.

At a lunch with her colleagues to celebrate Karen's birthday today, she was surprised by her promotion. The CMA team had wrapped in birthday paper business cards with her new job title and presented them to her.

“This is the right decision,” said Tony Smith, President, Silver Crescent Foundation.

“Karen is very focused and organized. What I like about working with her is that she says what she's going to do and then she does it.”

"Karen's energy and reputation surpasses today's professional standards by a long shot. She is very deserving of this recognition," said Jody Bryson, Executive Director of South Carolina's Donaldson Center.

“We are very excited to have Karen with us and can't wait to see what great things she'll do next,” said Clare Morris.


Formed in April 2006, the Clare Morris Agency is a woman-owned marketing and public relations firm that specializes in helping companies and organizations that work to make South Carolina more competitive in the knowledge economy. The CMA team unites the talents of professionals with diverse backgrounds and a combined 45 years of experience spanning the private, non-profit and government arenas. Visit for more information.

The group was recently awarded an Award of Excellence by the S.C. Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) for its 2007 legislative outreach campaign on behalf of the S.C. Centers of Economic Excellence (CoEE). The CMA was the only nominee to receive a perfect score on its judging criteria.

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