Wanda Connelly Crotwell is a government relations professional with more than 20 years of experience in the fields of government, communication and public relations. Prior to joining Mike Daniel and Associates in 2012, she was Assistant to the Commissioner for External Affairs at the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, where she served under four separate commissioners and managed governmental affairs, legislative services, constituent services, annual budget requests, accountability reports, internal communications and media relations. In this capacity she also served as policy advisor and strategic counsel to the commissioner. In addition to her work in South Carolina state government, she has worked in the field of communication for both non-profit and for-profit private sector companies in Columbia, SC and Atlanta, GA. Through the years, she has received numerous awards and recognitions for outstanding customer service and job performance that exceeds expectations. A cum laude graduate of Clemson University, she holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and communications, with a concentration in political science.
Her areas of expertise include legislative relations, lobbying, inter-governmental relations, strategic communication planning and implementation, regulatory development and consultation, speech writing, ghost writing, business communications, public speaking, and a first-hand understanding of state government and the functions of its agencies. She also possesses a keen understanding of the legislative process and the skills necessary to navigate that process for multiple issues at once. She is well-known in the legislative arena for her ability to take complex issues and communicate those issues in understandable terms to achieve desired results.