Assistant Director, Communications
As the assistant director of communications for the University of Tennessee System, Ellie’s favorite part of her job is being a part of a team that takes an idea, makes it better and brings it to life. She moved from her hometown of Morristown, Tennessee to pursue her bachelor’s degree in communications at UT Knoxville and later earned her master’s degree in communications while working full-time. Prior to joining UT in 2007, she held positions in marketing at The Initial Group and Aramark.
She has received numerous professional awards in her current position including the Volunteer Chapter PRSA Award of Excellence in Integrated Communications in 2011, the Award of Quality for Internal Communications from the chapter in 2015, and most recently, the Excellence in Mentorship Award in 2016.
Ellie describes herself as a caregiver, do-it-yourself project starter and snow lover. When she’s not tackling projects, she’s spending time with her husband, Darren, and with their daughter, Emery.