Dorchester County Economic Development welcomes Brooks Hearn

SUMMERVILLE, S.C.  (January 25, 2021) – Dorchester County Economic Development announced the recent addition of Brooks Hearn as its Marketing and Investor Relations Manager.


In this role, Hearn will guide marketing and communications efforts to facilitate new business and economic development and support the vitality of existing industry. Additionally, she will engage current and prospective investors while working toward the advancement of DCED’s strategic goals.

Hearn brings over ten years of experience in communications, marketing and stakeholder relations in the independent school, tourism/hospitality and nonprofit sectors to her new post. She holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of South Carolina. Hearn was named 2019 Emerging Leader of the Year by the Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce and a recipient of Charleston Business Magazine’s Best and Brightest 35 and Under honors.


“Brooks has an impressive work history and an infectious personality. These traits coupled with her community ties will make her a great addition to our team. We are excited to have her.”  — John Truluck, Director, Dorchester County Economic Development


“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to apply my communications and external relations experience in this endeavor with Dorchester County Economic Development. Having grown up in the area, I look forward to positioning our county as a premier business community and celebrating our current industry partners.” – Brooks Hearn, Marketing and Investor Relations Manager, Dorchester County Economic Development