GCDP announces new communications leadership

Laura Haight

GREENVILLE, SC (Jan. 2, 2018) – Laura Haight, Greenville business owner, columnist, and former journalist, has been named Communications Coordinator of the Greenville County Democratic Party.

In making the announcement, party chair Kate Franch said, "The GCDP is excited to have Laura join our team. She brings extensive experience in media, from the technology as well as writing and production sides, to our organizing and political efforts. Laura has the expertise we need to implement our strategic goal of engaging all prospective voters through more effectively utilizing the full spectrum of digital age communications tools."

Haight started Portfolio, a digital communications and technology consultancy, in 2010. She had been a reporter and editor for newspapers in New York City and Central New Jersey; a technology executive working for Gannett Co Inc. at the company’s corporate headquarters in Virginia, at papers in New Jersey and at The Greenville News.

Haight takes over for Jarrod Wiggins, outgoing communications coordinator. "Jarrod was the first communications coordinator we have had and he was responsible for developing structure and coordination around our diverse and changing communication needs," Franch said. "We appreciate his stepping in to lead those initial changes and wish him much success in his next endeavors."

In addition to her consulting practice, Haight writes the Digital Maven column bi-monthly for the Upstate Business Journal, serves on the board of The First Tee of the Upstate, and is immediate past president of the board of Susan G. Komen Mountains to Midlands chapter (now Komen South Carolina).

“My life in the newspaper industry required I take an onlooker’s view of current affairs and politics. But in the past few years, I have been able to get more active. This is such a critical time and I am very excited that I can be in the arena, helping educate, empower, engage and activate the Democrats and future Democrats in Greenville County,” she said.

Laura lives in Greer with her husband, Steve, and two dogs – Bogey and Kora.

The Greenville County Democratic Party is committed to working for equal opportunity for all Americans, promoting economic growth, improving public education, protecting the environment, making health care affordable for all Americans, and keeping America strong at home while restoring its standing abroad.