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Red Fan Communications Announces New Hires

Red Fan Communications, a leading full-service public relations firm based in Austin, has hired Emma Chase from the University of Texas at Austin as an account coordinator, and Stacie Larsen formerly with HCB Health as executive assistant to the president.

“As Red Fan continues to expand with both new clients and new client service offerings, having superior talent at every level is essential,” said Kathleen Lucente, president and founder of Red Fan Communications. “Our focus is on achieving superior results for our clients and that means ensuring that we have a solid support team in place across every aspect of what we do. With Stacie and Emma on board we are already seeing the strong impact they are bringing to the agency environment and to our day-to-day client interactions.”

Previously an intern, Chase was hired as a full-time account coordinator after demonstrating solid media relations, client support and social media skills. In her new role at Red Fan, Chase is actively assisting in the support of a select group of technology companies in the banking, big data and video analytics space as well as supporting non-profit clients including the Trail of Lights Foundation and Farmgrass Fest. Chase recently graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in public relations. Prior to her position at Red Fan Communications, Chase was the social media manager for the University of Texas Longhorn Band and interned at Austin-based PulsePoint Group where she focused on analytics and brand positioning.

“I couldn’t be more excited to be a member of the Red Fan team,” Chase said. “Not only am I already strengthening my skills as a public relations professional, but I’m fortunate to be doing so at an agency that truly values superb work and mentorship. Red Fan is a class act that I am proud to be a part of."

Red Fan Communications also recently secured Larsen as executive assistant. Before Red Fan, Larsen served for seven years at HCB Health as office manager and executive assistant. Larsen was previously responsible for supervising a team of administrative professionals as well as directly overseeing the executive schedules of four c-suite executives and 10 board members. Hiring Larsen is key to ensuring total front-of-house efficiency, as well as implementing systems to reduce bottom-line costs. Her poised disposition and her ability to manage multiple projects make her indispensable to the Red Fan Communications team.

“I am thrilled to be a part of such a talented and enlightened group,” said Larsen. “I love working in a busy environment where it’s clear that smart work is happening and clients are feeling the impact. I excel being on the front line every day, streamlining processes and ensuring a consistently polished client experience.”

About Red Fan Communications:

Based in Austin, Texas, Red Fan Communications is a full-service public relations firm helping early stage and established businesses build and sustain their brand reputation. Opened in 2008 by industry veteran Kathleen Lucente, the agency delivers communication platforms that map to clients’ business goals, resonate with key audiences, strengthen brand identity and, ultimately, deliver measurable results. Red Fan pushes the boundaries for clients blending traditional and non-traditional PR strategies and tactics to craft customized public relations campaigns that lead to national, regional and local media placements that support sales, launch products and build brand awareness. Clients also turn to Red Fan for branding promotions, corporate communications, social media content planning, crisis management and special event PR support. To learn more about Red Fan Communications, visit www.redfancommunications.com.

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