Joy C. Lester, M.P.A.

Capital Funding Program Manager

What I Do:

Since March 2023, I have been guiding our clients with developing and managing their capital project programs and finding new opportunities for funding their capital projects.

My Professional Experience:

I began my professional career with the University of South Carolina, where I spent 8 years serving as its capital projects planner and programmer. Before joining CRANSTON, I worked for 7 years as the capital projects, grants, and airport manager for the City of Aiken, S.C.

My Education:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science, University of South Carolina
  • Master of Public Administration degree, University of South Carolina

Why “empowering communities to thrive” is so important to me:

More than 20 years of serving state and local government in South Carolina has afforded me the opportunity to make a difference in the community where I live.  Identifying need, assisting with funding, planning, and implementing projects through execution, realizes the impact of your work in your community through public service.

Joy Lester