Robert "Bob" Bouyea has been named director of communications and marketing for the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce (SCDEW).
In his new role, Bouyea will helm the department's strategic communications and marketing initiatives. He will also be the agency's spokesperson.
Bouyea brings to SCDEW more than a quarter-century of experience in the field of news. He has worked for the last 11 years with SC Business Publications, most recently as publisher of the Columbia Business Report. He came to Columbia specifically to launch that publication in 2008.
Before taking the job at SC Business Publications, Bouyea was the executive editor of the Charleston Regional Business Journal; prior to that he was a reporter and editor for several newspapers at various locations around the country.
Bouyea also worked as an executive director for LRP Publications, a business-to-business publisher located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. He earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Colorado Mesa University.
Bouyea lives in Columbia with his wife Annette. They are the parents of two daughters.