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Agency Leadership

Jennifer Read
Chief Communications Officer

Jennifer Read serves as chief communications officer for the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control. In this role, she oversees the divisions of Constituent Services, Creative Services, Media Relations, and Public Outreach.

Read joined DHEC in 2010 and previously served as director of outreach where she oversaw communications, outreach and strategic initiatives for DHEC Public Health.

Prior to joining DHEC, Read served as a government affairs and public relations consultant in the private sector. She holds a bachelor's degree in international studies from University of South Carolina and a master's degree in public administration from the College of Charleston.