Knoxville, Tenn. – Ackermann Marketing & PR today announced that Brian Fitzgerald has been hired as a Senior Account Executive. In his new role, Fitzgerald will provide Ackermann’s portfolio of clients with strategic counsel and tactical support, including media relations, social media, strategic positioning, community affairs and more. Fitzgerald will also utilize his vast experience within the public health, healthcare, insurance and technology sectors to expand the firm’s growth in these areas.
“Brian’s experience with national brands will be a real asset to our clients,” said CEO Cathy Ackermann. “His level of experience and expertise is a perfect complement to our staff of senior level professionals.”
Fitzgerald brings 20 years of experience to Ackermann, specializing in public relations, public affairs, strategic marketing and perception management. He has managed and collaborated on high-profile projects for individuals and organizations including Sierra Health Foundation, Flo.Health, The California Department of Health Services, Eli Lilly & Company, Genentech, FriendlyData, PandaDoc, Xenco Medical, YMedia Labs, Sony Computer Entertainment, IGT, Apple, California First Lady Maria Shriver, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Azusa Pacific University and more. He has also represented clients such as MTV Games, The McClatchy Company, University of Phoenix, Golden State Warriors, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Target, Kamehameha Schools, C.C. Myers and The Buzz Oates Group of Companies.
“Ackermann’s reputation for award-winning work extends far beyond the southeastern United States,” stated Brian Fitzgerald. “It is an honor and a privilege to be joining an organization with such an amazing reputation. The agency has a bright future ahead of it, and I am excited to be a part of that future.”
Fitzgerald has been a volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters, previously serving on the board for Juveniles at Risk, and is a member of alumni associations for the University of the Pacific and Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Fitzgerald is a graduate of University of the Pacific and is the author of The Adventures of Zooming Zip. He and his wife Trisha fell in love with Knoxville during a visit to the city two years ago, and are excited to now call East Tennessee home.

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