Katrina Garnes is an ambitious millennial who’s spent the past eight years learning, educating, and executing successful marketing and communications strategies while serving her community. Garnes is currently the Director of Marketing and Communications at a graduate institution in Atlanta,GA. Originally from Ridgeland, South Carolina Garnes went on to attend Francis Marion University in Florence, South Carolina where she received her Bachelors of Arts in Mass Communications in 2013.
Upon graduating, she served as Director of Communications for Central UMC in Florence, South Carolina. There she served on the Board of Directors of Family Promise of Florence, a Non-Profit Organization that helps homeless and low-income families achieve lasting independence. She is also one of the co-founders of MINGLE of the Pee Dee (Minorities Involved in Networking, Growth, Leadership, and Empowerment). The mission of MINGLE of the Pee Dee is to engage and enhance the role of diverse professionals and entrepreneurs in professional development, social networking, and civic engagement.
In 2014 Garnes was named She Magazine’s “Young Entrepreneur of the Year” in recognition of her work as Editor-in-Chief of the media outlet, “What’s Going On” launch of her small business Cold Storm Media Productions LLC and work in the community.
Garnes moved to the Atlanta, Georgia in 2016 to further her career. She looks forward to having a more purposeful role in her new community.