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Geoff Yost

I'm a strategy consultant in Charleston, S.C. helping small businesses, individuals, and non-profits develop new ideas and solve consequential problems.

Previously, I was partner and creative director at Annex Studio, a digital branding studio crafting experiences for arts and cultural organizations, where I was responsible for client relations, business development, and leading the firm’s design efforts, relying on my expertise in typography and page layout design.

With my partners, I founded Annex in 2013, and led projects for the City of Charleston, College of Charleston, Piccolo Spoleto Festival, Charleston County Public Library, Charleston Regional Alliance for the Arts, The Citadel Foundation, and WDAV Classical Public Radio, among others.

I also regularly work on high-profile media events as a producer and strategic communications consultant. I was a White House Advance Associate in the Obama administration’s second term, producing events for the Office of the Vice President. In 2016, I provided event support for Hillary for America. In 2014, I was the Swearing-in Ceremony Event Lead for the Terry McAuliffe Inaugural Committee, helping produce the inauguration of Virginia’s 72nd Governor. In 2013, I worked for the Democratic National Committee on the Elizabeth Colbert Busch for Congress campaign in South Carolina.

I worked on several events for the 2012 presidential cycle, including the Democratic National Convention in my hometown of Charlotte, President Obama’s Election Night celebration in Chicago, and the 57th Presidential Inauguration in the nation’s capital.

I graduated from the College of Charleston with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Political Science. At the College, I was the Editor-in-Chief of The George Street Observer for two years, publishing the final print edition of the student newspaper before leading the organization’s transition to

I am an active member of the Lowcountry community and serve on various boards in volunteer capacities. I joined the College of Charleston School of Humanities & Social Sciences Dean’s Advisory Council in 2016. In 2017, I was a judge for ArtPop Street Gallery Charleston. I’m a member of various professional development organizations including Lowcountry Local First and the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

You can download my résumé for a more complete look at my professional history.