Karis Langston was promoted to the position of Georgetown County Finance Director in March 2021, after serving as acting finance director for six months prior. Her duties include overseeing day-to-day operations of the Finance and Purchasing divisions, as well as managing the annual budgeting and auditing processes.
Langston joined Georgetown County’s staff in 1998 as a budget and financial analyst and has served the county admirably in that capacity for more than 20 years. Langston said her philosophy is “the best way is not always the easy way” and she doesn’t mind going the extra mile to ensure things are done right.
Prior to joining the Georgetown County team, she worked in finance for several private companies in Georgetown and Mount Pleasant. She studied at Purdue University in Indiana and later received her Associate’s degree in accounting from Horry-Georgetown Technical College. She is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Western Governors University.
Langston has been active in the community for many years, having served as a leader for Girls In Action, a Sunday School director, and as secretary for the Winyah Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was also chairwoman of the county’s employee morale committee for 20 years.