March 14, 2017

Jackson Marketing, Motorsports & Events, South Carolina’s second- largest integrated marketing communications and events agency, has hired Kristie D. GraySmith as Human Resources Director.

A senior human resources professional with more than 18 years’ experience, GraySmith most recently served as head of human resources with Draexlmaier Automotive of America in Duncan, S.C. where she was responsible for U.S. HR operations for the German-based Tier 1 automotive supplier. Her career experience also includes HR director positions with Greenville law firms Ogletree Deakins and Gallivan, White & Boyd, PA. She began her human resources career at Kemet Electronics in Simpsonville, S.C.

A native of Greenville, GraySmith holds a double major in Business Administration and English from Erskine College, and is a Certified HR Project Manager by the Project Management Resource Group Inc., a national leader in human resources training and certification. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), a member and past president of Greenville SHRM, and a member of Greenville Area HR Professionals, an invitation-only group of senior HR managers.

“Kristie’s career experience in professional services and manufacturing environments make her a great fit for our agency and give her an excellent understanding of the clients we serve,” said Jackson Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer David Madson. “We welcome Kristie’s strategic and technical knowledge, along with her focus on service and continuous improvement.”   

About Jackson Marketing, Motorsports & Events

Jackson Marketing, Motorsports & Events is a fully integrated marketing communications and events agency offering marketing consulting and strategy, branding, digital marketing, content and public relations, events and tours and dealer marketing. Awarded “Agency of the Year” by BMA Carolinas and named a 2015, 2016 and 2017 “B2B Top Shop” by Chief Marketer magazine, Jackson partners with a host of blue-chip brands including BMW, Michelin, BFGoodrich Tires, BNSF Railway, Harlem Globetrotters, JCB Construction Equipment, Sage Automotive Interiors, Magpul Firearms, Trijicon Aiming Solutions, the American Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity. For more information about the company or its locations in Greenville, S.C., and San Diego, visit the company’s website at

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