Country Music Hall Of Fame And Museum Announces New Communications Staff
April 7, 2015 at 1:05 PM (PT)
Top L-R: Edie Emery, Joseph Conner, Heidi Egloff, and Drew Maynard; Bottom L-R: Lucas Jordan, Michael Manning, and Patrick Shaff
The COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM has installed a new Communications team, effective immediately.
EDIE EMERY has been tapped as Sr. Dir./Communications, while JOSEPH CONNER and HEIDI EGLOFF will serve as Communications Managers. DREW MAYNARD comes on board as Communications Coordinator, and LUCAS JORDAN will serve as Social Media Manager. MICHAEL MANNING has signed on as Sr. Mgr./Digital Content, and PATRICK SHAFFNER will serve as Website Coordinator.
"We are thrilled to have such a talented group join our organization at such an exciting time," said COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM SVP/Sales and Marketing SHARON BRAWNER. "We couldn't be more grateful to put their experience to work. I am confident that the expertise and talents we've added to our already amazing communications team will only continue to increase recognition of the MUSEUM, HISTORIC RCA STUDIO B, and HATCH PRINT SHOW PRINT around the world."
EMERY is a NASHVILLE native and most recently served as the Sr. Dir./Public Relations for CNN. Previously, she functioned as Sr. Account Dir. for GOODMAN MEDIA INTERNATIONAL, where she spearheaded strategic public relations campaigns for a multitude of client accounts. Congratulate EMERY here.
CONNER is a graduate of THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE AT MARTIN and received his MBA from BELMONT UNIVERSITY. He has over five years of experience handling PR efforts for the entertainment business and most recently served as PR Mgr. at TRISTAR CENTENNIAL MEDICAL CENTER. Congratulate CONNER here.
EGLOFF holds a Bachelor's Degree from THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI and joins the HALL OF FAME staff from her role a Marketing Mgr. for the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY in WASHINGTON, D.C. Congratulate EGLOFF here.
MAYNARD is a NASHVILLE native and graduate from LIPSCOMB UNIVERSITY. After interning at the COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION (CMA), he worked for over five years in the PR and Communications departments at BROADCAST MUSIC, INC (BMI). Congratulate MAYNARD here.
JORDAN most recently worked as a Marketing Specialist at SOUTH 17 in OHIO, where he aided in brand launches for FORTUNE 500 companies, local businesses, and more. He is a graduate of WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITY. Congratulate JORDAN here.
MANNING has been with the COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM since 2001, working as a book buyer in the retail store and moving up through the ranks to Marketing Coordinator. He oversees websites for the MUSEUM, STUDIO B, and HATCH SHOW PRINT and has contributed content to many of the museum's exhibits, public programs, and book and recording projects over the last decade. Congratulate MANNING here.
SHAFFNER is an INDIANA native who holds a degree from THE COLLEGE OF WILLIAM & MARY. After graduation, he helped establish the nonprofit 826CHI, which is a creative writing and tutoring lab based in CHICAGO, where he served ad Dir./Outreach and Communications. He most recently taught a creativity and literacy class through VANDERBILT, and has previously interned with HATCH SHOW PRINT. Congratulate SHAFFNER here.