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The Charleston Soirée

  • Founders Hall, Charles Towne Landing 1500 Old Towne Road Charleston, SC, 29407 United States (map)

Charleston Women in International Trade Hosts The Annual Charleston Soirée


CWIT will honor Betsy Burton,

Principal, President of Holy City Solutions and Co-owner of Premier Logistics, 

as CWIT’s 2019 Woman of the Year


Betsy is currently the owner and President of Holy City Solutions, and co-owner of Premier Logistics in Charleston, SC.  A graduate of Villanova University in Villanova, Pennsylvania with a B.S. degree in Accounting., she spent over ten years as a civil servant working primarily as an auditor for the US Army Audit Agency. Her operational audit experience included logistics, transportation, information management, training and medical support.

Upon moving to the Charleston area in 2003, she began working for Premier Logistics where she helped grow the company's revenue by 800%. In 2006, Betsy started Holy City Solutions for customers desiring a woman-owned business to provide supply chain and logistics services, consulting and logistics brokering support. Holy City accomplishes these service offerings through its network of logistics providers as well as its sister company relationship with Premier Logistics Solutions, which she owns with her husband.

Past recipients of this prestigious award include Adriane Malanos Belton, (Mercedes-Benz Vans), Jessica Sage (Carolina's Rigging & Crane and Charleston's Rigging & Marine Hardware, 2017), Anita Zucker (Chairwoman and CEO of The InterTech Group, 2016), Elizabeth "Liz" Brabham (Wando Trucking, 2015), Barbara Melvin (SC Ports Authority, 2014), Pam Zaresk (Maritime Association of SC, 2013), Christian MacIver (MeadWestvaco, 2012), and Elizabeth Colbert-Busch (Clemson University Restoration Institute, 2011). 

Ms. Burton will be honored at CWIT's 17th annual meeting, the Charleston Soirée, on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at Founders Hall, Charles Towne Landing.


There are several sponsorship opportunities and individual tickets may be purchased online for $75.00. Cocktails and networking will start at 6:00 pm and the dinner program will follow at 7:00 pm.

Earlier Event: February 12
February 2019 Luncheon