Rowan EDC hires new promoting and communications supervisor – Salisbury Write-up

Rowan EDC hires new promoting and communications manager

Released 12:00 am Sunday, January 8, 2023

SALISBURY — The Rowan Financial Enhancement Council has employed Mollie Ruf as the organization’s new internet marketing and communications supervisor.

Mollie Ruf

She is signing up for the Rowan EDC workforce after functioning for the previous six additionally many years at   Miller Davis, Inc., the place she served as director of digital companies. Ruf replaces Jay Garneau who lately relocated to Miami, Florida.

For the duration of her time with Miller Davis, Ruf worked with the EDC for yrs. She listened to there was an opening and decided to utilize for the work.

“I’ve really loved operating with all people in this business. They are just a serious excellent group of persons,” Ruf stated. “I was just wanting to make a adjust and test a little something new and aim my energies on one particular client instead than many clients.”

Expanding up in Kansas Town, Missouri, Ruf moved to Rowan County in 2009 with her then boyfriend and now husband, J.R. Kessler, just after graduating from Florida Southern University, the place she attained a bachelor of science diploma in communications with a concentrate on community relations. Her partner moved right here to operate in motorsports and Ruf made the decision to join him in the move.

The few has settled in Rowan County, acquiring a home in western Rowan with 17 acres and a pond in 2020. They live with their three pet dogs, Peanut, Snoopy and their new pet Linus.

“We’ve each really embraced Rowan County. We just adore it below so a great deal and it’s just a terrific area to are living. Persons are so great listed here and I truly advise it to any person,” Ruf claimed.

Ruf mentioned she misses property, but she cannot consider relocating back again. That staying explained, she is however a Kansas City Chiefs football admirer and a “die-hard” Kansas Metropolis Royals baseball lover.

She arrives to the EDC with a prolonged heritage of performing with various Rowan County economic growth associates, and during her time at Miller Davis. she oversaw many projects involving Rowan County’s rebranding attempts. She was integral in the generation and ongoing administration of the Your Rowan marketing campaign due to the fact its launch in 2018.

Her duties with the EDC consist of overseeing anything to do with advertising and advertising, building newsletters, print adverts and digital advertisements. Ruf will also be in charge of increasing the EDC’s social media presence and planning composed and visual material. She will continue on to elevate Rowan EDC’s manufacturer and visibility by building and applying marketing packages that help the organization’s efforts to entice business enterprise and talent to Rowan County and offer growth companies to current companies.

“I’ve created so numerous connections in the local community by my various work and specially through my time at Miller Davis and I’m fired up to use people connections, friendships and interactions I have built about the previous ten years in this new way to better our local community and support Rowan County continue to prosper and thrive,” Ruf reported. “We’re on the cusp of a ton of truly awesome matters and I’m thrilled to be a section of that additional specifically now.”

Ruf’s official initially working day with the EDC was Dec. 30.

She previously served as the promotions director for Downtown Salisbury, Inc. for a few decades and prior to that she was the innovative team assistant at Midan Internet marketing of Mooresville and labored in the Schooling Department at Blumenthal Doing Arts in Charlotte.

In addition to her get the job done at Miller Davis, due to the fact 2019 she has served as the chair of the Rowan County Young Pros, a application of the Rowan Chamber of Commerce, and is a person of the latest board customers of the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce. She also served on the Rowan Arts Council board for five decades and is a earlier-president of the Salisbury-Rowan Choral Culture, the longest jogging choral ensemble in North Carolina.

“We’re enthusiastic to welcome Mollie to the Rowan EDC group,” reported Rod Crider, Rowan EDC president. “We have currently been performing with her for yrs by her operate at Miller Davis, a Ahead Rowan trader, and we’re glad to provide her on board. Her encounter with the Rowan model, talent attraction campaign, and connections in the neighborhood make her an asset for our organization as we continue to propel Rowan County ahead in the new calendar year. Her involvement major the Rowan County Youthful Pros is also a welcomed addition as we are concentrated on attracting expertise to Rowan County for our current and upcoming businesses.”

When she’s not performing, Ruf likes to cling out with her “great of team of girlfriends.” They simply call their group the “RoCo Boss Babes” as a joke. She is a huge advocate of browsing local and ingesting at a nearby places to eat. She also likes to go to her husband’s races the place he performs as a pieces manager for Reilly MotorSports. He also functions in the pit crew for Reilly, which races in the International Motor Contest Association, a sporting activities motor vehicle racing company, and Ruf likes to go to the races to help him.