Charleston, S.C. – Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Gibbes has been appointed honorary consul of Germany for South Carolina and Georgia. In this role, she will help represent the interests of German businesses and citizens in designated counties in eastern South Carolina and eastern Georgia.
Elizabeth, a dual-national of German descent, accepted the appointment from Dr. Heike Fuller, German consul general in Atlanta. Elizabeth is a leader in the Charleston business community, having served on the board of directors for the Charleston Regional Development Alliance since 2016. She chairs the alliance’s Organizational Excellence Committee and is a member of its Global Fluency Steering Committee and its Foreign Direct Investment Steering Committee. In addition, she is an active member of the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern United States (GACC South).
Elizabeth will continue to serve clients as a partner at Parker Poe. She leads the firm’s International Business Practice, helping to coordinate how the firm serves clients around the world. She counsels foreign-owned companies that include those in the manufacturing, distribution, and commercial sales industries on immigration and corporate matters, serving as outside “general counsel” or assisting with specific legal issues as they arise.
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