Jean Cecil Frick is a veteran of the private, public and non-profit sectors driven by helping individuals and organizations achieve their goals. She has built a career in Washington, DC and South Carolina by giving invaluable advice and building trusted relationships.
Jean Cecil worked in the highest levels of government, serving in the George W. Bush Administration as a Senate liaison in the White House Office of Legislative Affairs and as a legislative specialist for Vice President Cheney’s Senate Office on Capitol Hill. After her time at the White House, Jean Cecil worked in government affairs for medical device manufacturer Boston Scientific. Jean Cecil began her career in Washington, DC working for U.S. Senator Jim DeMint.
After seven years in Washington, Jean Cecil returned to her home state of South Carolina to support the growth of businesses through the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce. In 2013, she joined Governor Haley’s Administration at the SC Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW). As a member of the executive team at DEW, Jean Cecil was instrumental in developing a strategic plan for the agency, improving business processes, and serving as the legislative liaison.
Prior to joining NP Strategy, Jean Cecil served as the CEO of a start-up web development firm. Under Jean Cecil’s leadership, the firm created high design, strategically planned and easily managed websites for businesses, non-profits and schools throughout the Carolinas.
Jean Cecil was raised in Spartanburg, SC and attended Wofford College where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Art History. She is a graduate of the Riley Institute Diversity Leaders Initiative and Leadership South Carolina. She has been recognized by Columbia Regional Business Report as a 2020 Phenom and by Columbia Business Monthly as a Best and Brightest 35 and Under.
Passionate about giving back to the community, Jean Cecil serves as a Girl Scout troop leader and bi-weekly reading mentor to elementary school students. She currently serves as immediate past Chair of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce where she has been an active executive board member for seven years. Jean Cecil is also a member of the board for Prisma Health Foundation’s Calvary and Junior Achievement of Greater South Carolina- Midlands District.