Position Available – Seeking Communications Professional

Looking to join a stellar communications team here in Nashville? You’re in luck! Brookdale Senior Living is seeking a Senior PR Specialist to join them at their corporate offices in Brentwood.

Senior PR Specialist Opportunity at Brookdale Senior Living

We are looking for a Public Relations Senior Specialist who has already demonstrated commitment and
achievement, and who wants to join an award-winning, collaborative team in a mission-driven corporate
environment. Our new team member will have at least five years of experience across various aspects of
the PR function including proactive media outreach, crisis communications, and media monitoring and
reporting. Solid writing, editing, and proofreading skills and excellent judgment are required; video
production and media monitoring skills preferred. Can you synthesize multiple perspectives into clear,
concise, engaging messages for diverse audiences? This might be for you. Here’s a link to the official job
description and online application process:

Apply Here: https://www.brookdalecareers.com/jobs/?j=223230&display=details&src=BSLC

This posting was submitted by VP of Communications Julie K. Davis, APR, who is the hiring manager

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June 21st – IABC Nashville Mixer

Join us on June 21st from 5-7pm for IABC Nashville’s mixer! The mixer will be a fun evening of networking, food and drinks with fellow communications professionals and industry leaders. 

Our June mixer will be held at The Pub downtown Nashville. We’ll be bringing together middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky’s finest communications professionals! We’ll meet from 5-7pm for food, libations, authentic conversation, and great networking!

Get to know new members and strengthen your network the right way. Members are FREE and non-members are just $10 to attend!

 The Pub is located at 400 11th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203
  

 

Join us at IABC Nashville’s June Mixer at The Pub downtown Nashville. 

New to the area or IABC Nashville? Let us know when you register, and we’ll make sure to connect you with others working in the Communications, Advertising, PR and Marketing fields.

FREE for members and just for $5 non-members. Prepay only. Registration will not be taken at the door.

The Pub
400 11th Ave S., Nashville TN 37203

 

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Membership Spotlight – Asia Farmer

On a continuous basis, IABC Nashville spotlights its diverse members through a Q&A feature. We are pleased to showcase Asia Farmer, HIE Communications Specialist II at HCA Healthcare. 

 IABC: What is your background? 

Asia:  I was born and raised right here in Nashville, TN! I graduated from the University of Tennessee with a B.S. in Communication – Go Vols!! I began my journey in healthcare immediately upon graduation from college through a program designed by my company specifically for recent graduates to become acclimated with the industry. I have a background in communications, healthcare implementation and optimization, project management, and clinical health IT regulations

IABC: How did you get started in this business?

Asia: I have always had a passion for communications. As a child, I dreamt of career where I could use the power of my voice and technology to make a difference. My first job at HCA Healthcare afforded me the opportunity to travel across the country to help hospitals and leadership teams implement electronic health records. It was a rewarding and incredible experience that allowed me to use my voice and technology to be part of that groundbreaking milestone!

 

IABC: What is your current position and business affiliation? How long have you been in this role?

Asia: I recently transitioned to a new role as HIE Communications Specialist II, and I am excited to begin this journey! Although I have been in this new role for a month, I have worked within the Clinical Services Group at HCA Healthcare for almost 6 years.

 

IABC: What makes your business/organization stand out?

Asia: HCA Healthcare is one of the largest healthcare companies in the United States. Although one of the largest, we still have an unwavering commitment to the quality of care for every patient that visits a facility and the growth and development of every employee.

 

IABC: If you could describe yourself in three (3) words, what would it be?

Asia: I am an extrovert, vibrant, and dedicated.

 

IABC: Tell something about yourself people would be surprised to learn.

Asia: I participate in specialty/fun 5k races throughout the year such as The Color Run, The Hot Chocolate Run, and The 5k Foam Fest! If anyone has further suggestions of specialty/fun 5k races, please feel free to share!

 

IABC: What lesson(s) have you learned along the way that you believe has made you a better communications professional?

Asia:

The following nuggets have helped me tremendously in my career:

  1. Always plan and prepare your work ahead of the scheduled deadline.
  2. Always fearlessly ask questions.
  3. Always cite your sources and give credit to others.
  4. Always edit and check your work multiple times before the final submission.
  5. Always practice and rehearse until you are confident in your knowledge.

 

IABC: What makes an effective communications leader?

Asia: An effective communications leader works diligently to listen and invest in the growth of their team and be willing to take on challenges. In addition, an effective communications leader strives to be adaptable in their approach to train and educate individuals with varying learning styles and experiences.

 

IABC: What do you feel is the greatest benefit of IABC?

Asia: The benefits are endless! But most importantly, connecting with other communications professionals to learn, share, and develop friendships will be quite fulfilling

 

IABC: What prompted you to join IABC?

Asia: I am a major advocate for professional development and continuing education to stay up-to-date on the latest trends and best practices for my role. Through IABC, I hope to learn more about different communications specialties and methods to add to my current role and help others with their brand and message.

 

 

 

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Julie Davis Presented Chapter’s Highest Honor

Julie Davis, APR

Julie K. Davis APR, Vice President of Communications, Brookdale Senior Living Inc., has been awarded IABC Nashville’s Fellow Award, the highest honor the organization confers upon its members on the international and chapter levels. It is awarded to communications professionals for exceptional leadership and service to IABC, in our case to the IABC Nashville Chapter.

While this is not an annual award, the Chapter was compelled to present this year to a fellow communicator who exemplifies the highest standards of the profession. The honoree has had a long-term positive impact on organizations, professions and the community through her professional and personal contributions and achievements.

Her work has won recognition by several awards programs including IABC Gold Pen Awards, PRSA Parthenon Awards, Social Responsibility Awards from Women Executives in Public Relations, not to mention, by significant advancement of her career and those she has counseled and mentored.

She is a 22-year committed and active member of IABC and IABC Nashville Chapter. Julie has served several years on the Chapter board, including as VP of Programs, VP of Finance, and as Chapter President. And, she has been recognized by previous boards with a Chapter President’s and Fellow Award. 

Julie is always there to pitch in and help the chapter, the profession, and any and all of those, who like her, is committed to help drive communication as a force for good in business and society.

 

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THURSDAY May 17th — Creating a Successful Cause Marketing Campaign

Join us THURSDAY, May 17th for IABC Nashville’s Professional Development Luncheon on creating a successful cause marketing campaign. Lauren Reed, of Reed Public Relations and recent winner of Nashville Business Journal’s 40 Under 40, will lead the discussion followed by a live Q&A. 

Be sure to note this month’s weekday change to THURSDAY and new location at the Amerigo!  

Lauren Reed founded Reed Public Relations in 2012 after nearly a decade at a national PR agency. As president and founder, Lauren has grown the company from a one-woman show to a full-service marketing and PR firm with specialties in cause marketing, crisis management, thought leadership and social media with clients such as Madame Tussauds Wax Attractions, O’Charley’s Restaurants, Orangetheory Fitness, and The Tennessean Hotel, to name a few.

She earned her APR designation in 2010 and is now a member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization, Women Presidents’ Organization, former president of PRSA Nashville and recipient of the PRSA Nashville 2011 Mercury Award.

Most recently, Lauren was named to the Nashville Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2018 and RPR was named one of the Business Journal’s Best Places to Work in 2018.

Click on the link below to register or RSVP.

 
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