Adrienne Royer holds an M.A. in public communications from American University and a journalism degree from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. A blogger since 2003, Adrienne has worked in social media, grassroots organizing, nonprofit communications, fundraising and public affairs.
She currently serves as a communications specialist for the Southeast Tennessee Development District, a special purpose unit of government that serves the county and municipal governments in Southeast Tennessee and Northeast Georgia.
Adrienne has previously worked on online grassroots organizing for the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and launched a social network for politically-active college students in 2009. She also worked on online fundraising and email marketing for numerous political action committees and U.S. Senate races while living in the Washington, D.C. area. In Chattanooga, Tenn. she has also worked for Girls Incorporated of Chattanooga and served as an AmeriCorps VISTA at the Creative Discovery Museum.
Since returning to Chattanooga in the spring of 2011, Adrienne has volunteered for the Salvation Army of Chattanooga. She is also an active member of the Junior League of Chattanooga and serves on the board of the Lookout Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America and Young Professionals Association of Chattanooga.
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