Franco Celebrates Three New Promotions!
Franco moves into summer with some exciting news – three promotions!
All three team members, who started out as Franco interns, have demonstrated persistence, skill and service excellence. We are so proud to announce their career advancement within the agency.
Lauren Connor to Senior Account Executive
With outstanding project management, media relations and client relations skills, Lauren is a trusted advisor on a number of accounts. In the past year Lauren worked on a new business proposal and had the opportunity to present the plan – ultimately winning the account. This was Lauren’s first major presentation, and she soon received the nickname “Donna Draper” from her brother. Lauren has worked on a variety of major accounts including Franco’s automotive and business accounts, Comerica Bank and the GMRENCEN. From the City of Royal Oak, to the Renaissance Center’s “Bring Your Child to Work Day,” Lauren knows how to get the job done. Lauren is a Central Michigan University graduate, and holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts degree in integrative public relations with a minor in marketing. Keep up the great work Lauren!
Rachel Burnard to Account Executive
Rachel has excelled within Franco through her exceptional event planning and core communication skills. From Franco’s office redesign, to her media relations work with major automotive accounts, Rachel is always busy – and working hard to achieve perfection. Rachel has had a phenomenal year – working very closely on NAIAS 2018 for SMDI including work in creative design, onsite support and general event planning. She also worked on the PwC Grand Prixmiere, presented by Chevrolet – including all event planning, sponsor support and fundraising which resulted in raising more than one million dollars for the Belle Isle Conservancy. From her love for Detroit, to her passion for traveling, Rachel has made an impact through her creativity and ability to dream big. Rachel is a Michigan State University graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and a minor in public relations. Congrats Rachel, we are so excited to see what you accomplish next!
James Youness to Publicist
James is a natural when it comes to media relations, and has done aphenomenal job honing his skills and sharing his expertise across the agency to stay connected with media and media trends. James has played a key role in implementing the “Detroit Inspires Me” campaign, and has leveraged his journalism expertise to work on content, social media and blogs for major accounts like Buddy’s Pizza, Comerica Bank and Milford. Thanks to his love for sports, and the city of Detroit, James also holds a position as a member of the Game Night PR staff for the Detroit Red Wings. James holds a bachelor of Applied Arts degree in integrative public relations and a minor in journalism and sports management from Central Michigan University. Congrats James, we are so excited to welcome the publicist role to our team!
Congratulations to Lauren, Rachel and James! We can’t wait to see what your future holds.
If you’re interested in joining our team at Franco, send your resume to [email protected].