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After serving as communications director for nearly 11 years, Milly Hough has been named deputy director of the South Carolina Arts Commission.
Hough will work with Executive Director Ken May to develop and implement long-range and strategic plans, agency programs, events, and special projects. She will evaluate the impact of programs and oversee reporting requirements for national, regional and state stakeholders. Hough will also provide administrative and programmatic support to the Board of Commissioners, as well as to partnership organizations.
“After a lengthy and thorough search process that attracted a large pool of well-qualified candidates, we chose Milly because of the outstanding combination of skills, knowledge, and experience that she brings to this assignment,” said May. “Her understanding of the agency’s work and her communications background will serve us well as we celebrate 50 years of public support for the arts and set ambitious new goals for the next decade. I very much look forward to working with Milly in her new role.”
Before joining the Arts Commission in July 2006, Hough spent 20 years working in communications and fundraising positions for nonprofit organizations and state agencies, including as communications coordinator for the S. C. School Boards Association, director of external affairs for the S.C. Department of Archives and History, director of development for Baptist Medical Center Foundation and director of marketing and communications for the State Museum Foundation. She received her BA in Journalism from the University of South Carolina.
“I am grateful for this opportunity and look forward to expanding my range of responsibilities,” Hough said. “I’ve enjoyed my work at the Arts Commission, and I’m eager to take on this new leadership role.”
For more information about the Arts Commission’s programs and services, visit www.SouthCarolinaArts.com or call (803) 734-8696.