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South City PR is a national public relations firm based in Charleston, SC.

Established in 2013, South City PR delivers expertise in food, hospitality, cookbook, lifestyle, and boutique hotel public relations. Experts in PR, Marketing, Branding and Social Media, we’re south because we live here, but we’re city because our experience goes far beyond our southern home.

Angel Powell
Founder & President


J36A7617Growing up on a farm in rural South Carolina influenced the way that Angel looked at food. Having a personal relationship with farmers and the business of farming gave her a great appreciation of what goes into food, and began a lifelong passion for all things culinary.

After graduating from Clemson University with both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English, Angel moved to Los Angeles and then New York City and worked as a writer/producer for Showtime Networks, Universal Studios, The WB, Lifetime, and many other networks. When the pull of the south became too strong to resist, she moved back home and had a successful stint as a food writer for local Charleston publications before combining her love for food, writing, hospitality and communications into a public relations career.

Angel founded South City Public Relations in 2013. She lives with her husband Jimi, their twin daughters Ruby and Harper and their dogs, Angus, Dr. Jones, and Rosie.

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Kelen Settle
Vice President


Kelen-Carlock_headshotA native of Atlanta, GA, Kelen graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in history and a minor in communications. In 2006, she moved to Charleston to attend the College of Charleston. While working for her master’s degree, she held various positions throughout Charleston’s growing restaurant industry before graduating with a masters of arts in communication. While in Charleston, Kelen has gained extensive experience in the public relations, marketing and hospitality industries while working with agencies, brands and non-profits. She joined South City PR in February 2015 as a senior publicist before being promoted to Vice President of SCPR in May of 2017.

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Sarah Scott Worth
Account Coordinator


Born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina, Sarah Scott brings southern roots to South City PR.  After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with bachelors degrees in public relations and political science, Sarah Scott began her public relations and marketing career at Ketchum South’s Raleigh office.

A self-proclaimed foodie and mac and cheese addict, Sarah Scott joined the South City PR team in June 2017 as an Account Coordinator.

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Margo Parish
Social Media Coordinator


Born in Indiana, Margo has Midwestern roots, but is a Southerner at heart. A graduate of the University of Mississippi, she holds her bachelor’s degree in journalism with an emphasis in broadcast and a minor in English.

During and following college, Margo spent considerable time abroad exploring different culinary culture. While traveling, her interest in food and beverage became a passion and hobby.

Margo joined the South City PR team in March 2019 as Social Media Coordinator.

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