Erin Freeman

Erin Burns Freeman is a Senior Vice President with Ackermann Marketing & PR. Driven to make an impact, Erin’s straightforward approach is well respected, both in the business community and across her philanthropic efforts. Specializing in media and community relations, strategic crisis communications planning and implementation, and perception management, she has served as the official spokesperson for many clients and has secured major earned editorial placement features with national media outlets, such as CNN, NBC, ABC, the New York Times, and more.

Since 2016, she has served as the “Millennial Expert” for WBIR-TV (NBC-Knoxville) and as a Millennial subject matter expert for Guidepoint Global Advisors. Recognized as one of Knoxville’s leaders, she was a member of the Leadership Knoxville Class of 2017 and was honored by the Greater Knoxville Business Journal as a “Top 40 Under 40” in 2014. In addition, she was named “Public Relations Manager of the Year” by the Knoxville Chapter of the American Advertising Federation in 2017 and has served on the board of directors for the University of Tennessee System, the East Tennessee Historical Society, and Nucleus Knoxville, among others. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and enjoys spending time with her husband, son, family, and friends.