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AAA Public Relations Staff


Michael Green

Director, AAA Public Relations
Expertise: Gas Prices, Advocacy and Traffic Safety
202-942-2082

Michael directs media relations for AAA’s national office in Washington, D.C. on a wide variety of issues, such as gas prices, traffic safety, advocacy and travel. Michael has in-depth expertise on gas prices and energy issues, and he frequently conducts interviews with reporters on those and other topics. Michael joined AAA in 2012 after managing national advocacy campaigns for organizations promoting both energy and transportation issues. Michael previously worked on Capitol Hill as both a press secretary and legislative advisor for a member of Congress from Texas, and he also worked for the majority staff of the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Before moving to Washington, D.C., Michael served as an English teacher for the U.S. Peace Corps in a village near Kherson, Ukraine. Michael earned a Master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University.


Erin Stepp

Director, AAA Public Relations
Expertise: Automotive
407-444-8013

Erin directs AAA’s Automotive campaigns, including automotive engineering and testing, driver education and vehicle repair. Erin joined the AAA National public relations team in early 2011, bringing her experience as an Assistant Account Executive for St. John Partners Advertising and Public Relations in Jacksonville, FL were she was responsible for coordinating all advertising efforts for the firm’s major automotive client. Prior to that, she served as the Advertising and Promotion Coordinator for the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens where she coordinated all advertising campaigns, managed the redesign of the Zoo’s advertising agency and worked closely on rebranding efforts for the attraction. Erin holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and tweets daily for AAA at Twitter.com/AAAauto. She is based in Heathrow, FL.

 



Julie HallJulie Hall, APR

Manager, AAA Public Relations
Expertise: Travel and Publishing
407-444-8003

Julie provides media relations for AAA’s publishing programs such as the AAA Diamond Ratings, TripTik Travel Planner, and other mapping and guidebook products. Julie also manages publicity for AAA Vacations and other AAA Travel services. Julie joined the AAA public relations team in September 2014, bringing with her experience as a communications strategist for Curley & Pynn in Maitland, Fla., where she managed public relations programs for clients in the travel, higher education, professional services, energy and economic development industries. She is Accredited in Public Relations and serves on the Florida Public Relations Association Orlando Area Chapter board of directors. Julie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising/Public Relations with minors in Marketing and Sociology from the University of Central Florida. She tweets for AAA at Twitter.com/AAA_Travel and is based in Heathrow, Fla.

 



Tamra JohnsonTamra Johnson

Manager, AAA Public Relations
Expertise: Traffic Safety and Advocacy
202-942-2079

Tamra manages media relations for AAA’s public affairs team in Washington, D.C. She focuses on traffic safety and transportation issues, which include teen driver safety, senior drivers, infrastructure funding and other public policies that impact drivers. Tamra joined the AAA National public relations team in 2016, bringing with her experience as the Director of Marketing and Community Relations for St. Vincent Catholic Charities in Lansing, MI, where she was responsible for the strategic development and implementation of the agency marketing and communications plan.  Prior to that, she served as the morning news reporter for WXMI Fox 17 News in Grand Rapids, MI, where she covered breaking news for on-air and online. Tamra earned a master’s degree in journalism from Michigan State University and a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Michigan.



EllenEdmonds_150x210Ellen Edmonds

Coordinator, AAA Public Relations
Expertise: Media Measurement
407-444-8011

Ellen Edmonds joined AAA’s Public Relations team in 2013 as PR coordinator, focusing on media measurement and the coordination of strategic visibility projects. Ellen brings with her 8 years of experience working in sales and marketing in a variety of fields. In her most recent role at Holland Financial in Ormond Beach, Florida, Ellen was responsible for building and expanding brand awareness, coordinating all of the day-to-day marketing efforts for the company and developing and producing a daily radio show as well as a 17-episode educational television series. Ellen holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Central Florida and is based in the Heathrow office.

 


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