Knoxville, Tenn. – Cathy Ackermann, president and CEO of Ackermann PR, announced today that Rick Laney has been promoted to Vice President, Ackermann PR, effective immediately.
With two decades of senior-level marketing management experience – combined with a background in print and broadcast journalism – Laney has a clear understanding of both marketing strategy and communications expertise. He has won statewide journalism awards in Ohio and Tennessee and garnered 20 ADDY Awards. Laney has been at Ackermann PR as a Senior Account Executive since 2008 and oversees the travel and tourism practice area for the firm. His clients include Wilderness at the Smokies resort, Titanic Museum Attraction, Water Magic, Cellular Sales Verizon Wireless, among others.
“Since joining Ackermann PR, Rick Laney has worked to establish very strong relationships with our clients,” said Cathy Ackermann. “He always strives to consistently and enthusiastically exceed expectations for our clients as well as for our company. We appreciate the strong leadership and innovation he brings to every project.”
For the past three decades, Ackermann PR has been one of Tennessee’s premier public relations and marketing firms. With offices in Dallas, Washington, D.C. and Knoxville, Ackermann PR is one of only two public relations firms in Tennessee listed as one of the nation’s “Top 100” by PR Week Magazine.