MIssy Curls


A lifelong South Carolinian, Maryann “Missy” Curls graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of South Carolina, majoring in Mass Communications with minors in Sports and Entertainment Management and Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management. As a student, she received the University’s prestigious Hall of Leaders award for her efforts in attracting and securing some of the most diverse, unique, and revolutionary entertainment in the University’s history. After graduating, Missy toured internationally with multiple Grammy Award-winning artists and entertainers, providing top-tier production, merchandise, and hospitality management services. Today, Missy owns and operates Carolina Signs and Designs, a local apparel, design, screen-printing, embroidery, sign, promotional item, printing, and marketing shop. As one of the few locally and woman-owned printing businesses, Missy understands the importance of community involvement and giving back. She coordinates and volunteers with countless charitable organizations, events, and festivals, including: The McKissick Museum – Council Chair (2019-Present), Girls on the Run, Keep the Midlands Beautiful, Columbia Opportunity Resource (COR), Special Olympics, Girls Rock, Congaree Riverkeeper, River Rocks Festival, Women of Distinction, St. Pat’s Festival – Five Points, Rosewood Crawfish Festival, Drift Jam & Reggaetronic Lake Murray Music Festivals, Rosewood Art & Music Festival, South Carolina Oyster Festival and many more. Missy truly has her finger on the cultural pulse of the Midlands and is always excited to share her talents with organizers, artists, and coordinators who are looking to positively shape the trajectory of our community. When she is not volunteering, Missy enjoys playing pinball, poetry, creativity, drive-in movies, page-turning books, local cuisine, good conversations, encouraging friends and colleagues, and of course, making people smile.