Caroline A. Warner!

The South Carolina Power Team Announces Addition of Caroline A. Warner as Director of Community Development

COLUMBIA, S.C. (April 21, 2020) – The South Carolina Power Team announces the addition of Caroline A. Warner as Director of Community Development.  In her role, Caroline will help communities find creative solutions for their complex challenges around workforce development and provide assistance with educating local leaders about all facets of economic development.  She will serve as a convener of electric cooperatives and community leadership to find common ground, inspire energy and create engagement around economic growth.

Her primary focus will be working with local stakeholders to develop, retain and attract a stronger workforce pipeline and equipping local leaders with the resources and tools to keep their communities viable.

Caroline joined SC Power Team from Nexsen Pruet law firm, where she worked in corporate communications, brand strategy and business development. She was the chief architect of the firm’s nationally recognized social media strategy, operations manager for the firm’s economic development and international attorney teams and primary point of contact for all business development and marketing efforts in the firm’s Greenville, SC office.

Prior to her time with Nexsen Pruet, Caroline was Marketing & Research Manager for the Oconee Economic Alliance. Caroline was responsible for the Made In Oconee video campaign developed in partnership with local industry and the School District of Oconee County.  The campaign tells the story of Oconee County’s manufacturing sector and humanizes the opportunities of a career in manufacturing for local students.

She was also involved in the creation of the “NOW: Nurturing Oconee’s Workforce Program”, a county-wide manufacturing partnership between the County and school system to prepare students for manufacturing jobs being created in Oconee County.  The students toured local manufacturing facilities, participated in mock-interviews with local HR professionals and focused on developing soft skills. It was during her time with the OEA that Caroline developed a passion for workforce development.

Caroline holds a B.A. in Communication Studies from Clemson University and is an active member of the South Carolina Economic Developers’ Association.

The SC Power Team is a full-service, non-profit economic development organization representing the state’s 20 consumer-owned electric cooperatives.  Established in 1988, SC Power Team serves two-thirds of the area of the state and over half of its population.