LRADAC Announces Kaytee Watson as New Community Relations Coordinator and LRADAC Foundation Executive Director

Columbia, S.C. — LRADAC announced today the selection of Kaytee Watson as the agency’s new Community Relations Coordinator and LRADAC Foundation Executive Director. This position oversees the agency’s communication efforts and works with the LRADAC Foundation’s Board of Directors to provide oversight and guidance of Foundation initiatives.

“I am so excited for the opportunity to serve LRADAC in a capacity that will allow me to grow the community’s trust and respect for the agency and its services. Our dedicated and passionate staff work tirelessly to provide the best care possible for our clients and I look forward to being a part of continued growth and success,” stated Mrs. Watson.

Watson graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communication. She has been with LRADAC since 2015 and most recently served as the agency’s Public Health Outreach Coordinator. In this role, she developed relationships in the Lexington School District Two Community in effort to prevent substance misuse among youth. Prior to that, she served as the agency’s Communications Assistant and has received several Mercury Awards of Excellence from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) for her work with LRADAC.

“We are very fortunate to have Kaytee, who brings creativity and professional expertise to this position,” said Kim Larick, LRADAC’s Vice President of Strategic Management and Community Services. “Our team is excited for the promotion and support of our mission and services to provide more opportunities to serve individuals and families who need help creating pathways to recovery.”

LRADAC is the designated alcohol abuse and drug abuse authority for Lexington and Richland Counties of South Carolina. The public, not-for-profit agency offers a wide array of prevention, intervention and treatment programs in locations convenient to residents of both counties. The agency has a budget of approximately $10 million and serves more than 5,000 clients per year.