I first met Lee Deas when I was working as the Volunteer Coordinator for Pecha Kucha (a super fun series you can learn more about here) and immediately I knew she was a #bosslady. She managed to, along with a kick ass team of creatives, execute fun, exciting, and inspiring events for the Charleston community. When you look at her career, she’s spent most of it promoting and uplifting the community. I truly admire people who give back and find ways to run a successful business while helping other people at the same time. Her company Obviouslee Marketing works on some of Charleston’s biggest events and with some of its best companies including the Charleston Wine + Food Festival, Cigar Row, SEWE, Family Circle Cup, Kiawah Partners, The Gaillard Center and a whole host of local and regional businesses within the creative and hospitality realm.
I sat down with this born and bred Charlestonian in the beautiful OM office space after a quick pitstop at The Daily (#bestcoldbrewever).
How did you get your start?
I had a very short career before starting Obviouslee at 25. I mainly worked for non-profits and then worked for a global company, IMG. I worked in the golf division and thought that I had found it. I was about to accept the position to become tournament director but it meant I would have had to move and I decided to stay here instead.