Board of directors
The SC Shellfish Growers Association represents clam and oyster growers and harvesters. Our Officers and Board members serve without pay and are elected on a rotating basis by our membership.
Deja serves as a board member for both the South Carolina Shellfish Growers Association and Be A Mentor. She is the Founder and CEO of Pearl Public Relations in Charleston, S.C. She has worked in the communications field for nine years—as a reporter for five years and in public relations for four. Her work as a broadcast journalist was featured on CBS, CNN, FOX, and The Weather Channel and was nominated for two Emmys. As a publicist, she has successfully launched, rebranded, and elevated brands all over the country by executing high-level public relations strategies. In 2020, she was hired as the South Carolina Communications Advisor for presidential candidate Senator Amy Klobuchar (MN) – an assignment she won’t soon forget. She was also named “Top 40 under Forty” by the Charleston Regional Business Journal based on her professional accomplishments and community service. Deja is passionate about mariculture and sustainable farming.