Chelsey Riemann, APR, Volunteer chapter

Chelsey Riemann HeadshotName: Chelsey Riemann, APR

Chapter: Volunteer

Current position: Public Relations Coordinator for the Town of Farragut, Tenn.

How long in current position: 11 years

First PR job: The same one listed above! I realize that’s not common for most PR folks.

Where you attended college:  Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn.

If you weren’t doing PR, you’d be.., I think it would be fun to be a photographer or wedding/event planner. But the schedules those jobs require wouldn’t fit into my current life!

What is your passion? Hands down my family. My husband, Aaron, and I will be married 12 years in August and have two children – Abigail (6) and Alex (7 months). Although I love my career, they are my true purpose!

Proudest professional accomplishment: I led a community rebranding program for the Town of Farragut that started in 2013 and is currently still being implemented. We’re a young municipality – only 36 years old – but had never identified our true identity and how that feeds into our purpose. It’s been a very fun and rewarding process. I also chaired this year’s Southeast District Conference in Knoxville and am so proud of our chapter and conference team that worked tirelessly to offer this professional development opportunity to our district.

Why are you a PRSA member? PRSA has been instrumental in my life since I was a student at Lipscomb. I was very active in PRSSA, attending two national student conferences and serving in various leadership roles while in college. That made the transition to my Volunteer Chapter membership seamless once I graduated. Some of my best friends have stemmed from PRSA relationships, and it’s an honor to volunteer alongside other professionals who share your values and passion for public relations. I have served in just about every leadership role possible in our chapter, and I love that PRSA offers you that chance to hold leadership positions outside your job. Joining and serving PRSA is my best advice to any and every communications professional!

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