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Years in Business

The name Ackermann has become synonymous with the best in public relations and marketing strategy in the East Tennessee region. National brands and clients across the country rely on Ackermann Marketing & PR for innovative ideas that change the way people think and motivate them to take action.  We love research, strategy, and understanding the vision and industry of our clients. 

Cathy Ackermann

Cathy Ackermann

President

Cathy lives and breathes public relations and marketing strategy. As founder and president, her experience has led Ackermann towards success for over 30 years by providing consultation and strategy to organizations both big and small.  

Erin Burns Freeman

Erin Burns Freeman

Senior Vice President

Erin is committed to making an impact personally, professionally, and philanthropically. Specializing in a series of rare public relations disciplines, she has developed strategic crisis communications, perception management, and many other communications services to Ackermann’s clientele. 

Bethany Yandell

Bethany Yandell

Account Executive

Bethany loves collaboration and teamwork. She provides research-based, creative, and smart solutions with her clients at Ackermann based on her over than 14 years of experience. She specializes in healthcare, education, and nonprofit publications, marketing, and strategic communications.

Ryan Oglesby

Ryan Oglesby

Account Executive

Ryan is Ackermann’s resident Jack of all trades. His execution of client projects is done through his expertise in marketing, public relations, strategic communications, and creative direction and design. Ryan enjoys forming meaningful relationships with his collaborators to lead them to success.

Pat Staats

Pat Staats

CFO

With her extensive experience in accounting and finance, Pat seamlessly assists the Ackermann team in providing services within clients’ budgets. She offers financial forecasting, strategy, analytics to ensure goals are being met in a timely and affordable fashion.

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