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Karen Riordan

Karen Riordan

Get to know Karen

Tell us about your job position and some of your typical work tasks.
I serve as president and CEO, supporting growth of our business community, while also promoting the area as a year-round family-friendly tourist destination.

Favorite food
Chocolate

Favorite drink
Prosecco wine

How do you give back to the community?
I’m involved in various organizations that help women, children and animal welfare.

What’s your favorite thing to do in Myrtle Beach?
Walk along the beautiful beaches of the Grand Strand and enjoy fresh seafood at local restaurants.

Best advice you ever received?
Always do the right thing and you can sleep well at night.

Tell us about your family/pets.
I am married and have one daughter. We share our home with a Shihtzu and two cats.

Favorite book
Too many to list as I was an English literature major! Dickens, Hemingway, Shakespeare, F. Scott Fitzgerald are among my favorites.

Favorite sports team
New England Patriots

Tell us something you wish people knew about you.
I am a movie buff and also love live performing arts: plays, ballet, symphony, opera and musicals.