February 8, 2023


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Rowan EDC hires new Marketing and advertising and Communications Supervisor

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ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) – The Rowan Financial Improvement Council has employed Mollie Ruf as the organization’s new marketing and advertising and communications manager.

Ruf is a indigenous of Kansas City, Missouri and has lived in Rowan County given that 2009. She is joining the Rowan EDC team just after doing work for the earlier six plus years at Rowan’s premiere internet marketing company, Miller Davis, Inc., exactly where she served as the Director of Electronic Expert services. Ruf replaces Jay Garneau who just lately relocated to Miami, Florida.

“I’m thrilled to be again in the Paul E. Fisher Gateway Constructing operating for one particular of the a lot of awesome local community partners housed here that are concentrated on encouraging Rowan County thrive,” explained Ruf. “I’ve realized so considerably about what would make Rowan County a exclusive spot to dwell and do the job over the earlier 10+ several years, and I’m thrilled I get the privilege to carry on to be a part of telling that tale. With so a lot optimistic momentum and options on the horizon, I want to really encourage absolutely everyone to abide by the Rowan EDC as we leap into 2023.”

She beforehand served as the Promotions Director for Downtown Salisbury, Inc. for 3 several years and prior to that she was the Innovative Team Assistant at Midan Marketing and advertising of Mooresville and worked in the Schooling Department at Blumenthal Performing Arts in Charlotte.

Ruf comes to the EDC with a extended historical past of functioning with many Rowan County financial progress associates, and all through her time at Miller Davis, Inc. she oversaw countless assignments involving Rowan County’s rebranding initiatives. She was integral in the development and ongoing management of the Your Rowan campaign considering that its launch in 2018. She will carry on to elevate Rowan EDC’s brand name and visibility by creating and applying marketing and advertising programs that guidance the organization’s attempts to entice business and expertise to Rowan County and provide enlargement providers to existing corporations. She will also direct initiatives to increase the EDC’s social media existence, sustain and enhance the web page, and prepare written and visible content material.

“We’re energized to welcome Mollie to the Rowan EDC team,” explained Rod Crider, Rowan EDC president. “We have now been operating with her for many years by way of her perform at Miller Davis, a Forward Rowan trader, and we’re glad to convey her on board. Her expertise with the Rowan brand, expertise attraction campaign, and connections in the community make her an asset for our business as we keep on to propel Rowan County ahead in the new 12 months. Her involvement leading the Rowan County Young Pros is also a welcomed addition as we are focused on attracting expertise to Rowan County for our present and upcoming companies.”

Ruf acquired a Bachelor of Science diploma in Conversation with a Community Relations emphasis from Florida Southern College or university of Lakeland, Florida.

In addition to her work at Miller Davis. Inc., given that 2019 she has served as the chair of the Rowan County Youthful Specialists, a system of the Rowan Chamber of Commerce, and is one particular of the latest board members of the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce. She also served on the Rowan Arts Council board for 5 several years and is a earlier-president of the Salisbury-Rowan Choral Culture, the longest functioning choral ensemble in North Carolina.

Ruf life in Rowan County with her spouse, J.R. Kessler, and their a few hound dogs.

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