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SAVANNAH, GEORGIA – July 6, 2020 – Historic Beaufort Foundation (HBF) in Beaufort, SC, announces the appointment of Lesley Francis Public Relations (LFPR) as marketing partners. Lesley Francis and her team will work closely with HBF on website development, messaging, design, and SEO management.

Historic Beaufort Foundation is poised to meet the future while remaining focused on supporting the “preservation, protection, and presentation of sites and artifacts of historic, architectural, and cultural interest throughout Beaufort County, South Carolina”. Established in 1965 as a 501(c)3 not for profit education foundation, HBF is a member of the Partners Network of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Lesley Francis founded LFPR in 2011 and centers her business around becoming an integral part of her clients’ marketing programs. The LFPR team prides themselves on their “can-do” attitude, which allows them to create strategic campaigns catered to a client’s specific needs. Francis has worked for over 30 years in public relations; her successful career guides her to be thorough in her craft and provide excellent client services.

“In today’s world, it is essential to have a modern, user-friendly website to elevate our educational and marketing initiatives. We knew we needed help from the experts. Appointing LFPR will allow the foundation to achieve a higher level of visibility within the community and beyond,” HBF Executive Director Cynthia Jenkins said. “We hope through this reimagining  process that we can better reflect our mission of preserving the architectural and historic character of Beaufort while continuing to look to the future”.

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