Business Development Manager
As the CRDA's Business Development Manager, Katherine supports the execution of a comprehensive, results-driven, global business development plan aligned with the region's economic development strategy and objectives. By managing outbound travel, prospect/consultant visits, regional data, the CRDA real estate portfolio and GIS-based site selection tool, Katherine serves as the point of contact for all business development logistics.
Prior to working at CRDA, Katherine served as the Executive Assistant and Program Coordinator for Clemson's Center for China Studies and Graduate Research Assistant for the Information Economy Project. Raised with her father in the Air Force, Katherine has lived numerous places around the world, however, South Carolina, in particular, Charleston has been the place she calls 'home'. In her role, she seeks to find, engage, and collaborate on opportunities for businesses and companies to optimize the unique resources in the Charleston regional community.
Katherine holds a Bachelor of Science in both Economics and International Business Management with a minor in Global Politics from Clemson University. She is completing her Masters of Arts in Economics, with a focus in public finance and economic development.