Marston To Leave Chamber To Join EPB

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

J.Ed. Marston will be leaving the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce to take a new position, Ron Harr, president and CEO of the Chattanooga Chamber, announced. Mr. Marston, who has led marketing and communications for the Chamber since 2002, will continue in his current position until Sept. 2 when he will become vice president marketing for EPB.

“J.

Ed. has been a major part of putting Chattanooga on the international map,” said Mr. Harr. “His award-winning marketing and communications work has been a source of great strength for the Chamber. His passion for Chattanooga and for technology has served us well and it will serve EPB very well, too.”

"As a member of the Chattanooga Chamber team, I've had the honor of joining with many other people and organizations to promote the city I love as my adopted hometown," Mr. Marston said. "Telling the Chattanooga story is easy because this community has been so successful in working together to make great things happen. I will miss working at the Chamber, but I couldn't pass up this opportunity to join the EPB team. I look forward to contributing to their effort to provide new platforms for community cooperation and local job creation by deploying world-class technologies like the Gig Network and the Smart Grid."

"J.Ed. Marston has been very significant in the growth and revitalization of our community through his work at the Chattanooga Chamber,” said Harold DePriest, president and CEO of EPB. “We see his addition to EPB as Vice President of Marketing bringing another opportunity for the future."

Mr. Marston joined the Chattanooga Chamber to lead marketing communications in 2002 after a family vacation to the Scenic City turned into a resolve to move here from Atlanta. His accomplishments include leading the cooperative development of the Chattanooga CAN DO business brand, serving on the Volkswagen recruitment team and participating in efforts to leverage Chattanooga’s Gig Network for job creation. He has also coordinated efforts to generate positive PR for Chattanooga that have resulted in media placements with a world-wide circulation of more than 1 billion people including multiple articles in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Wired and many more.



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