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Clay Killian Strengthens Parker Poe Consulting's Local Government Services

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  • July 27, 2023

Columbia, SC  Parker Poe Consulting LLC is pleased to announce Clay Killian has joined the firm and will provide management consulting services to municipalities and county governments. Clay brings four decades of expertise in local government, including most recently as Aiken County administrator.

During his time in Aiken, Clay led efforts to complete a new direct supervision detention facility, conducted a $46 million upgrade of the county's regional wastewater treatment plant, opened a new 134,000-square-foot Government Center to consolidate eight different locations of county offices, and successfully implemented four Capital Projects Sales Tax (commonly called penny tax) initiatives. He has also been involved with successful economic development recruitment efforts.

Clay has served on numerous boards and commissions, including the United Way of Aiken County, the Greater Aiken Chamber of Commerce, and the South Carolina Association of Counties. He is a member of the International City/County Management Association, the National Association of County Administrators, and the South Carolina City and County Management Association.

"Clay is a terrific addition to Parker Poe Consulting," said Ray Jones, a partner at the Parker Poe law firm who works closely with Parker Poe Consulting. "Clay's experience with penny tax programs, capital projects, and administration is truly unique and has prepared him well to assist South Carolina local governments."

"I am delighted to join Parker Poe Consulting and continue helping local governments to achieve their goals," Clay said. "I look forward to working with cities and counties on a variety of projects, including in partnership with my fellow consultants and the lawyers at Parker Poe."

About Parker Poe Consulting
Parker Poe Consulting offers a broad range of services in the areas of government consulting and relations, economic development, and site selection. Its clients include local government entities, global companies, public utilities, small businesses, educational institutions, nonprofits, and associations.

Parker Poe Consulting LLC is a limited liability company and wholly owned subsidiary of Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP. It is located in Columbia, South Carolina.