KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Ackermann PR announced that Erin Freeman has been hired as a Senior Account Executive. Freeman brings several years of qualified experience in public relations with an emphasis in media relations, marketing, and strategic and event planning to the agency.
“We are thrilled to add Erin to our team as she has expertise in building thoughtful and successful communications plans for a wide variety of clients representing tourism, health care and others,” said President and CEO Cathy Ackermann. “We believe she will add to our position as this region’s leading agency for tourism promotion.”
Freeman comes to Ackermann from Blount Memorial Hospital where she served as Public Relations Manager. Previously, she served as the Knoxville Tourism and Sports Corporation’s Director of Communications. Additionally, she has worked with several clients, including Cirque Du Soleil, as an independent public relations consultant.
“Ackermann has a stellar reputation as being a leader in the public relations industry, and I look forward to being part of the team and to helping the firm and its clients achieve success,” said Freeman.
Freeman is active in the greater Knoxville community and served as the 2011 President of Young Professionals of Knoxville. She currently serves on the University of Tennessee’s Young Alumni Council, and since 2005, she has served as the President of the Knoxville Alpha Delta Pi Alumnae Association and in several different leadership roles in the Junior League of Knoxville. In September 2009, then Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen recognized Freeman as a Certified Tennessee Tourism Professional (CTTP) and she served as the 2009-10 Vice Chair of the Middle East Tennessee Tourism Council, a 16-county collaborative marketing organization closely associated with the State of Tennessee’s Department of Tourist Development.
A native of Pulaski, Tenn., Freeman is a graduate of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.
Ackermann PR is a full-service marketing and communications firm and is ranked as one of the top 100 PR firms in the country by industry associations and publications. Clients include Clayton Homes, ALCOA, Honeywell, East Tennessee Medical Group, TechLaw Group, Power Systems, Titanic Museum Attraction and Biltmore mansion, among others.
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