Roy elected County bpw Career Woman of the Year

EASLEY — The purpose of the South Carolina Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Career Woman of the Year Program is to recognize a woman who has achieved outstanding success in her own career and has made significant contributions to civic and humanitarian or religious activities. In April,

Donna Wilson Roy

Donna Wilson Roy

, Pickens County BPW Career Woman of the Year, will compete for the state title at the BPW/SC Conference in Greenwood.

Roy attended Columbia College and is a graduate of Louisiana State University where she received her ba in Broadcast Journalism. She has recently been an account executive with Clear Channel Media and Entertainment; responsible for developing and maintaining new and existing advertisers and creating radio marketing campaigns.

Prior to moving back to Easley,  Roy worked in the broadcast industry in many capacities to include:  a news reporter for wsyn Sunny Radio and a morning show cohost and news for wrnn fm News/Talk Radio – both in Myrtle Beach, sc. She also worked as a news anchor for wrko and wbz cbs in Boston, Massachusetts. She was News and Public Affairs Director for ksol in San Francisco, California.

Roy is a member of Easley First United Methodist Church, is a volunteer with the youth program and middle school sunday school teacher. She is a member of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce Events Committee, Secretary of Easley bpw, a graduate of Leadership Grand Strand in Myrtle Beach where she was also a Facilitator for the Coastal Carolina University Youth Leadership Program. She was a member of Leadership Grand Strand Board of Regents, a member and board member of the Grand Strand Optimist Club and was chosen Grand Strand Optimist of the Year.

For 11 years, Roy was the emcee and talent coordinator for the annual Belin Methodist Church Blessing of the Inlet Festival in Murrells Inlet — which hosted thousands of people and raised money for various local charities.

In the political arena, Roy has been a reporter from John Kerry Headquarters in Boston when he ran for governor of Massachusetts, met with Elizabeth Dole to work on her campaign in South Carolina when she was considering a run for president, attended the inauguration of President George w. Bush in Washington, dc and worked to help Tim Scott from Charleston get elected to congress. She was in close contact and spoke with Governor David Beasley on a weekly basis while hosting the morning show on wrnn-Myrtle Beach and was a volunteer to help Heather Ammons Crawford get elected to the sc House of Representatives, also in Myrtle Beach.