Heritage Foundation Announces Director of Membership and Marketing

Meg Hershey

The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County, TN has hired Meg Hershey as director of membership and marketing. Hershey will assist the Heritage Foundation in growing the non-profit’s member base, as well as lead marketing efforts for the many events and educational programs that the organization produces.

“We are thrilled to welcome Meg Hershey to the Heritage Foundation team,” said Bari Beasley, CEO of the Heritage Foundation. “Meg not only has the educational and professional background to excel in this role, but she also has a passion for historic preservation. I look forward to all she will accomplish in helping to grow our membership and tell our story.”

Hershey joins the Heritage Foundation after working as an account supervisor for the integrated marketing agency GS&F, where she specifically worked with the Williamson County Convention and Visitors Bureau to evolve the “Visit Franklin” brand.

Ellie Westman Chin, president and CEO of The Williamson County Convention and Visitors Bureau added, “we had the pleasure of working with Meg Hershey when she was with GS&F. Meg has a bright marketing mind and will be a great addition to The Heritage Foundation’s team.”

Prior to GS&F, she worked as the marketing manager for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, followed by serving as an account manager with SnapShot Interactive. In her role at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Hershey developed and managed comprehensive marketing and advertising budgets across several departments.

Hershey added, “This is an exciting time to be part of The Heritage Foundation and the Williamson County community. I’m passionate about not only preserving the brick-and-mortar traces of days gone by, but also carrying forth the stories of the people who made these places into what they were – schools, hospitals, businesses and homes. This is the work of preserving our collective stories.”

Hershey hails from historic Strasburg, Pa. where she lived for nearly 20 years in an 1874 Victorian home on the National Register of Historic Places. She earned her bachelor’s degree in public relations from The Pennsylvania State University before starting her professional career. She has lived in Middle Tennessee for eight years and is a local National Anthem singer for The Nashville Sounds, Vanderbilt University athletics and Lipscomb University athletics. Hershey can be contacted at mhershey@williamsonheritage.org.

About The Heritage Foundation

Since 1967, the nonprofit group has been dedicated to protecting and preserving Williamson County’s architectural, geographic, and cultural heritage of Franklin and Williamson County and to promote the ongoing revitalization of downtown Franklin in the context of historic preservation. For more information on the Heritage Foundation, visit http://historicfranklin.com/.



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