NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) announces the promotion of Emily Richard from director of Corporate Communications and Government Relations to assistant vice president, Strategic Communications and External Affairs.
In this role, Richard will report to the President and CEO and will be responsible for directing strategic communications, advertising and marketing strategies, and coordinating external relations activities for MNAA. She will lead, support and direct MNAA’s external affairs departments to strengthen and expand communications, outreach and strategic relations with MNAA team members, community partners and
stakeholders, business groups and elected officials and government agencies at all levels. She will also help integrate MNAA’s external affairs efforts with its internal operational activities.
“We are pleased that Emily will play a more pivotal role to ensure that our efforts are strategically aligned and well coordinated to achieve our goals and objectives,” said Rob Wigington, president and CEO of the MNAA. “Our people are our best asset, all contributing to creating a great Nashville Airports Experience for our passengers, business partners and employees. Emily’s been an asset to the MNAA in her current departmental director position and this new expanded management role, and the additional responsibilities, are an acknowledgment of her importance to the organization going forward.”
Richard joined MNAA in 2007 after serving as marketing and communications director for Cover Tennessee at the Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration. Her public relations career also includes work for the Tennessee Department of Revenue and public relations and advertising firms in Kentucky and Tennessee. Richard is a member of the Public Relations Society of America. She serves on the board of Renewal House. A Kentucky native, Richard has a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Western Kentucky University and a master’s of Business Administration from the Jack C. Massey Graduate School of Business at Belmont University.