Elizabeth Phelan, Talent Manager and I/O Consultant


Elizabeth has more than 20 years of experience in public relations, customer service, sales, marketing, and management. She is a focused human resources leader with demonstrated experience in the areas of staffing, recruitment systems, talent sourcing, compliance obligations, background checks, and operations.

A San Francisco Native, Elizabeth has traveled and lived all over the United States and abroad. Having a passion for education, she earned a BA in English from the University of South Carolina as well as a BA in Psychology from Coastal Carolina University. She holds a Master’s Degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology with a Concentration in Organizational Effectiveness from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. IO Psychology is the scientific study of the workplace as well as the application of that science to workplace issues facing individuals, teams, and organizations.

Elizabeth’s broad experience was earned in New York City, Nashville, and Myrtle Beach prior to her moving to Charleston to join the Hamby team, where she began as a Banquet Server in 2016. A professional dancer and singer, Elizabeth had the pleasure of being instructed by Joey Scheck, one of Michael Jackson’s choreographers, and the assistant for Salim “Slam” Gauwloos, choreographer for Madonna’s “Blond Ambition” tour during her time in the Big Apple. A top performer on and off the stage, Elizabeth brings her flare for talent acquisition to the Hamby family in order to provide the best team possible for each event.