Chamber hires Scott as new President, CEO

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From staff reports

The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce has announced the hiring of Ian Scott as its new President and CEO.

In this role, Scott will work with the Board of Directors to execute the organization’s strategic priorities, help members strengthen their business, and enhance the economic vibrancy of the Beaufort region.

“We are thrilled to welcome Ian as the new leader of our Chamber team. His strategic vision will be an invaluable asset to our organization and our community,” Chamber Chairman of the Board Evan Wheeler said in a release. “His prior experience and commitment to community engagement will ensure that we continue to advance our region and serve our members.”

Ian currently serves as Senior Vice President of Government Relations at the Charleston Metro Chamber, where he leads a four-person team focused on regional, state, and federal advocacy and military retention. Prior to his role in Charleston, he led communications for the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, a national professional association based in Alexandria, Va. He began his career at the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, China.

“Beaufort is an incredible community with a rich history and vibrant businesses,” Scott said. “I am honored by the opportunity to serve employers and help the region emerge even stronger from this period of national uncertainty.”

Ian grew up in North Carolina and earned his bachelor’s degree in Political Science and History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He and his wife Rebecca, an interior designer also from North Carolina, are excited about moving to Beaufort. He begins his role April 15.

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