CHARLESTON, SC – Scott Shor, owner of Edmund’s Oast, announced that Timmons Pettigrew is joining the team in the newly created position of Director of Group Operations. Pettigrew, who began January 2, 2017, will oversee a wide variety of responsibilities with the ever-expanding company. Duties include strategic planning, procurement, reporting, and more for the restaurant, the brewery, the exchange, and any other future endeavors.
Originally hailing from Florence, SC, Timmons Pettigrew moved to Charleston in 2000 to attend The College of Charleston. After attaining degrees in Economics and Corporate Communication with honors, he spent a short stint in Columbia earning a Master's degree in Economics from The University of South Carolina. He immediately returned to Charleston, and in 2005, Timmons began a career in industrial distribution pricing strategy. Over the course of eleven years, he rose from Analyst to Senior Manager with a billion-plus-dollar national distributor. While pricing strategy remained his core focus, Timmons also worked in data analysis, project management, auditing, proposals, e-commerce, Lean/Six-Sigma, and anywhere else he was needed. He managed various teams of analysts and supervisors, and received the President's Award in 2014.
Alongside his professional life, Timmons has been an active advocate for the Charleston beer scene since 2009, when he started writing for TheDigitel Charleston on a whim. Two years later, his book, Charleston Beer: A High-Gravity History of Lowcountry Brewing, was published by The History Press. Timmons has since written for many local publications, hosted tour groups for the Charleston Wine + Food Festival, given talks everywhere from The Powder Magazine to Pecha Kucha, co-founded the online local beer resource CHS.Beer, and co-organized Charleston Beer Week since 2014.
“With the continued growth and expansion of Edmund’s Oast, it was imperative that we add this key position to assist with the development and management of efforts,” stated owner Scott Shor. “Timmons has been a long-time friend of the local beer community, The Charleston Beer Exchange and Edmund’s Oast, and we know his professional skills will be a major benefit to our success in the future.”