Michael B. Mance, IOM
Director of Communications & Marketing | email@example.com
"My favorite part of working for the Chamber is everything, because what we do as a whole makes Anderson a great place to prosper. Growing up, I was always told that I had to move away to succeed. I never believed that, and wanted to help change that perspective about Anderson. I feel the Chamber gives me the ability to do so, and allows me to use my gifts in the process. I want to do something that matters!"
Michael Benjamin Mance, IOM, was born at AnMed Health in Anderson, South Carolina, to the proud parents of Michael E. and Carol A. Mance.
He graduated from Westside High School, before pursuing a degree in Radio Television & Broadcasting from Tri-County Technical College. Michael received his degree in Multimedia from ITT Technical Institute, and was hired as the Director of Communications and Marketing by the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce in 2009.
As Communications & Marketing Director, Michael manages many programs, projects and events to include: The annual Upstate Shrimp & Grits Cook-Off, a part of their annual Business Expo; All forms of marketing and communications to the media, chamber members and the Anderson Community; Fundraising and informative events; the Chamber's website and social media and more.
Michael is a graduate of Class 28 of Leadership Anderson, and has completed national Chamber of Commerce and Association management training through the United States Chamber of Commerce Foundation - receiving his Institute for Organization Management (IOM) credentials in 2013.
In 2015, he was recognized by the Anderson community as a top 20 leader under the age of 40.
He leads through his skill set, creativity and passion. Since his employment, the Anderson Area Chamber has garnered several recognitions to include: 2012 ACCE Chamber of the Year Finalist and 2013 CACCE Chamber of the Year. In the area of marketing and communications, the Chamber has also received multiple Communication Excellence Awards, including: Outstanding Newsletter, Outstanding Video Campaign and Outstanding publication.
Passionate about his community, Michael serves on the African American Leadership Council of the United Way of Anderson County, and the Media Advisory Committee of Tri-County Technical College.
His hobbies include photography and videography, weekly basketball at the YMCA and playing multiple instruments.
Michael is married to his lovely wife Ashley, a evening news director with WSPA News 7. They both are active members of Zion Pentecostal Holiness Church in Anderson, SC. There Michael volunteers his free time as a musician, sound technician, usher and groundskeeper.
My Role at the Anderson Area Chamber
Michael serves as Director of Communications & Marketing, where he oversees all communication efforts, manages events, programs and projects under the direction of the Chamber President. This includes creative content production, strategy, coordination and management.