Tennessee American Water Names Laura Vinson External Affairs/Major Accounts Specialist

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Tennessee American Water on Tuesday announced it has hired Laura Vinson as the new External Affairs/Major Accounts specialist. This position is designed to enhance communication and foster mutually beneficial relationships between Tennessee American Water and the communities that it serves. She will be responsible for developing, managing and directing the company’s strategic communications and community involvement efforts and strengthening relationships with large customer accounts.


The hire is another step in fulfilling the company’s commitment to corporate responsibility.


“Laura will be a real asset as we continue our ongoing external outreach efforts in the Chattanooga and Tennessee Valley region,” said Deron Allen, president of Tennessee American Water. “We’re confident that she has the skills, experience and relationships to help her be successful in her new role.” Ms. Vinson will also function as the company’s primary media spokesperson.


Ms. Vinson graduated from Loyola University New Orleans in 2005 with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and a minor in Psychology.  She has held various positions in the fields of marketing, advertising, and community relations and has experience in business, nonprofit, and campaign environments.  Since moving to Chattanooga three years ago, she has been involved with a number of community organizations including Junior League, Goodwill’s Youth Advantage mentoring program, and Young Professionals of Chattanooga.


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