Cristi Moore, Chief Communications Officer

Cristi Moore serves as Chief Communications Officer for the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC). In this role she leads the Communications and Public Affairs team, which includes Constituent Services, Forms, Media Relations, and Public Outreach. The team advances DHEC’s brand — both internally and externally — through promotion of the agency’s health and environmental programs and services, and its employees’ contributions and successes. Communications also supports many high-impact agency initiatives by providing communications planning and support year round and during emergencies. The team also provides an excellent customer experience when responding to inquiries from constituents or reporters.

A member of the DHEC team for more than two decades, Moore previously served as acting chief communications officer. Prior to that, she served as Creative Services director and Art director, respectively.

A native of Homestead, Florida, Moore received a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts with an emphasis in graphic design from Columbia College. She is a graduate of the South Carolina Certified Public Manager (CPM) Program, a nationally accredited management development program for managers and supervisors in South Carolina state government. She served as board member of the South Carolina Society of Certified Public Managers from 2008-2010. Moore currently serves as the National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC) immediate Past President and Region IV representative. Prior to this role, she served as NPHIC Vice President. Moore also served as the Chair of the South Carolina’s Early Childhood Advisory Council's Birth to Five Communications Roundtable for 2022.