CCAR WELCOMES Preston Grisham Vice President of GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., July 9, 2018–Coastal Carolinas Association of REALTORS® (CCAR) is pleased to announce Preston Grisham as Vice President of Government Affairs. Grisham has a professional background in government, communications, technology and public affairs.
He began his career in 2001 on the staff of Congressman Joe Wilson of South Carolina, where he successfully managed three re-election campaigns. In 2013, he served as Communications Director for Congressman Mike Turner of Ohio.
In 2014, Preston served as the lead expert at the Public Affairs Council in Washington D.C. where he consulted on traditional, digital, social and paid communication methods used in grassroots, advocacy and public affairs campaigns.
Most recently, he served as the Sr. Manager of Public Policy Communications for the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) in Washington D.C., promoting their advocacy efforts on the state and federal level.
He is a founding partner of Stonewall Strategies a contract lobbying and public affairs firm representing a variety of technology companies, non-profits and trade associations.
He is a native of Charleston, South Carolina and holds a B.A. in Public Relations from the University of South Carolina. He is currently pursuing his Master’s in Computer Science at the College of Charleston.
Laura Crowther CCAR CEO, states “We are very excited to welcome Preston to the CCAR family. He brings to us tremendous experience, knowledge and accomplishments on the public affairs front. He truly shares our vision, passion and above all, our commitment to protecting private property rights enabling REALTOR® members to conduct business and pave a clear path to homeownership.”
CCAR was founded in 1945, serving Horry, Georgetown and surrounding counties as the primary real estate resource for nearly 4,000 active members and fast-growing community. Our programs and services were established to be an advocate for community service, the public right to use and transfer real property, and overall membership cooperation. As the primary REALTOR membership association in the area, we also strongly believe in giving back to the community.