Guthrie/Mayes Hires Ashley Brauer as Account Manager

 Guthrie/Mayes Public Relations has expanded its staff with the hiring of Ashley Brauer as account manager.  She brings 10 years of public relations  and journalism experience to the firm.

 Brauer comes to Guthrie/Mayes from The Al J. Schneider Company, the largest owner/operator of hotels in Louisville, where she served as  marketing communications manager.  Her role involved both internal and external communications, including public relations, web content and  social media, as well as project management.  She worked with local, regional and national media members to generate publicity for the company’s  three hotels, multiple restaurants, events and other entities.

Before joining The Al J. Schneider Company, Brauer worked as a television news producer in Louisville at WAVE-TV; Des Moines, Iowa, at WOI-TV; and Sioux City, Iowa, at KCAU-TV.  She received numerous awards including multiple Best Newscast distinctions from the Kentucky Society of Professional Journalists, Kentucky Associated Press, and Iowa Broadcast News Association.

Brauer earned her Master of Business Administration at the University of Louisville in September 2013.  She also holds Bachelor of Arts degrees from Western Kentucky University in broadcast news and psychology.  She is currently on the U of L MBA Alumni Network Board as Marketing Committee co-chair.  Brauer is a Leadership Fellow with the Rotary Club of Louisville and serves as vice-chair of the Communications Committee.  She is also a member of the Public Relations Society of America.

Headquartered in Louisville, Guthrie/Mayes is one of Kentucky’s largest independent public relations firms.  It is the only public relations firm with offices in both Louisville and Lexington.  The agency’s client-service areas include strategic communications counseling, media relations, social media, corporate communications, public affairs/issues management and crisis communications.  The firm also has a long-established media-training practice area with clients throughout the U.S.