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CONTACT: KAREN POTTER, kpotter2@tctc.edu

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                      4/20/2020    

(By Lisa Garrett)

PENDLETON --- Karen Potter has been named senior director of strategic communications and engagement at Tri-County Technical College.

Potter joined the College’s Institutional Advancement team April 2. In her role she directs the College’s marketing, public relations,  branding and communications efforts. She also works with President Galen DeHay on both internal and external communications and in ensuring that services and programs align with the College’s mission, vision and values.

Potter serves as a member of the College’s Executive Leadership Team.

She joins Tri-County after working in corporate communications for both health care and manufacturing.

For the past two and one-half years, she served as manager of plant communications for BMW Manufacturing Company in Greer. Prior to that, she spent 11 years at Prisma Health (formerly Greenville Health System), where she managed the public relations department.  She began her career at The Women’s Center in Waukesha, Wisconsin, where she was the events and communications coordinator. 

She is an adjunct professor in the communications department at Anderson University and is a longtime volunteer with the Greenville Literacy Association.

Potter holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota and a master’s degree in communications from Marist College in New York. 

She has her Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) from the Public Relations Society of America and is a past president of the organization’s South Carolina chapter. She also is a graduate of the Riley Institute at Furman University’s Diversity Leaders Institute.

Potter resides in Greenville.