August 10, 2017

Dana Blankenship

Assistant Account Executive

A reading enthusiast, Dana can often be found reading books outside or listening to audiobooks at home. Her favorite genres of books include historical fiction and memoirs. To Dana, a perfect day would include sitting next to Lake Michigan while reading a book. Her favorite book is “A Walk in the Woods” by Bill Bryson.

If she’s not reading, you can find Dana exploring Detroit and its neighboring cities. She loves to shop locally, try new restaurants and take walking tours of all Detroit has to offer.

As an assistant account executive, Dana provides support through media relations, media monitoring, content planning, social media, analytics, research and project management.

Prior to joining Franco, Dana served as president of Central Michigan University’s Public Relations Student Society of America’s chapter, where she coordinated general meetings, a PRSSA/PRSA conference, an internship fair and led a 12-person executive board. She also held internships with University Communications at CMU and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan while pursuing her undergraduate degree.

Dana holds a Bachelor’s of Applied Arts in integrative public relations with minors in journalism and leadership.

Follow her on Twitter: @DanaBlankenship