Erin Freeman

Erin Freeman is a senior account executive at Ackermann PR, with several years of qualified experience in public relations, with an emphasis in media relations, marketing, and strategic and event planning.   Prior to joining Ackermann PR, Freeman was the public relations manager at Blount Memorial Hospital, as well as working with several clients as an independent public relations consultant with SRW & Associates.  Previously, she was the director of communications for the Knoxville Tourism & Sports Corporation.

Freeman is active in the greater Knoxville community and is on the boards of the East Tennessee Historical Society and Casa de Sara.  She was the 2011 president of Young Professionals of Knoxville and served a term on the University of Tennessee’s first-ever Young Alumni Council.  Since 2005, she has been president of the Knoxville Alpha Delta Pi Alumnae Association, and served in several leadership roles in the Junior League of Knoxville. In 2009, Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen recognized Freeman as a Certified Tennessee Tourism Professional (CTTP), and she was the 2009-10 vice chair of the Middle East Tennessee Tourism Council, a 16-county collaborative marketing organization closely associated with the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development.

A native of Pulaski, Tennessee, Freeman is a graduate of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.  Her husband, Lee, is the senior product manager of the Acute Care marketing division of DeRoyal Industries.  The couple resides in West Knoxville with their beloved miniature schnauzer, Bernard.