Ripley PR Expands Public Relations Team with Three New Hires

Maryville, Tennessee public relations agency adds team members to assist with client growth

Mar 10, 2016, 07:00 ET from Ripley PR

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., March 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ripley PR, a national business-to-business (B2B) and franchise public relations agency, has added three new members to its staff: J.D. Sizemore, senior brand manager; Celeste Vlok, senior media relations specialist; and Abbigail Christensen, junior brand manager. The three new members will assist with the agency's strategic communication services, including media relations and crisis management for a growing roster of national clients in the health care, home services, franchise, building trades and manufacturing industries. 

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"J.D., Celeste and Abbigail have proven experience and standards to bring outstanding service and generate measureable results for our clients," said Heather Ripley, CEO of Ripley PR. "They are talented individuals that will help serve our growing client base, and each has a passion for their work and strong values that align perfectly with Ripley PR and our clients."

Sizemore comes to Ripley PR with nearly a decade of marketing agency and communications experience.  He brings a wealth of brand development, integrated marketing and strategic planning knowledge to the Ripley PR team.

Vlok, who recently moved to Knoxville from South Africa, joins the team after serving as the marketing communications manager for a South African wine producer, Stellenbosch Vineyards. Her previous experience in journalism and extensive knowledge of international media relations are a great asset to the agency.

Christensen is a University of Tennessee, Knoxville graduate who joins Ripley PR after serving as an account coordinator at a public relations agency. She also serves as the vice president of volunteers for the Knoxville American Marketing Association and helps Ripley PR with a variety of internal communications, media relations and community affairs projects.

"Since our beginning in 2013, we've worked tirelessly to create a team of hard-working, fun-loving and results-driven professionals," said Ripley. "Our rapid growth is a testament to the team we've built, and J.D., Celeste and Abbigail are the perfect additions to this team."

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About Ripley PR 
Ripley PR, Inc. is a national B2B and franchise public relations agency using a blend of strategic business accounting and creative public relations branding to deliver measurable results. Specializing in construction, energy, franchising, health care technology, home services and manufacturing, the agency offers a full range of strategic communication services, including crisis management, media relations, and social media strategies. Ripley PR is a partner in IPREX, the $250 million network of communication agencies, with 1,800 staff and 120 offices worldwide. For more information, visit or call 865-977-1973.

Heather Ripley
Ripley PR