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Lowcountry Local First (LLF), a nonprofit centered around creating an economy anchored in local business, has named Jacquie Berger as its new executive director, effective Monday after the departure of founding executive director Jamee Haley at the end of 2020.

Berger brings more than 20 years of nonprofit management, fundraising, planning and inclusion experience to the team. She has served as director of development for the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry for the last four years.

Jacquie Berger was named Lowcountry Local First’s new executive director

“Her previous work displays her ability to balance dedication to mission, the need for bold entrepreneurial initiatives, and the application of sound nonprofit management practices,” reads a press release from LLF.

““I’m so honored to have been selected to follow in Jamee’s footsteps and thrilled to be joining LLF as their new executive director,” Berger said in a press release. “I’m especially inspired and excited about LLF’s expanding emphasis on economic equity and look forward to working together with their outstanding staff and board of directors to nurture emerging entrepreneurs, increase access to resources, and generally lift up the creative, innovative and conscientious local business leaders who are shaping our community.”

Berger was tapped following a four-month, nationwide search was led by outside search firm Aspen Leadership Group.