Senior Account Executives

Ben Baden
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Ben Baden

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Ben Baden joined McNeely Pigott & Fox in July 2013 as an account executive after spending the past four years in Washington, D.C. He joined the working world as a business reporter for U.S. News & World Report in 2009 and advanced to become an editor there. Nearly three years later, he moved on to work as a senior communications and publications manager at the US-China Business Council. At the Washington, D.C.-based trade association, he edited the council’s member newsletter, assisted with media outreach and helped manage social media accounts.

Ben’s client experience at MP&F includes work for the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, FirstBank, American Contract Bridge League and Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage. A native Tar Heel, Baden graduated in 2009 from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In college, he contributed to the school’s newspaper, The Daily Tar Heel, and interned with the Olympic News Service in Beijing during the 2008 Olympic Games.

Amanda Reinbold
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Amanda Reinbold

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Amanda Reinbold, a Nashville native, joined MP&F in June 2010 after completing an externship with the company earlier that year. Now a senior account executive, she has worked with clients from a variety of industries, focusing her passion for strong writing, organization and communication in such areas as grassroots and legislative campaigns, marketing materials development, event support, media relations, and research.

Her clients have included the U.S. Department of Labor’s Job Corps program, the Tennessee Grocers & Convenience Store Association’s award-winning Red White and Food campaign, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, the Tennessee Road Builders Association, Hands On Nashville, and the YWCA of Nashville and Middle Tennessee.

Amanda also is a board member of Nashville literacy nonprofit Book’em and is involved with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Middle Tennessee’s annual Nashville’s Top 30 Under 30 award.

Amanda graduated summa cum laude from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor’s degree in English literature and Spanish. While at UT, she spent six months studying abroad in Granada, Spain. She previously served as an editorial intern for the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s Community Relations Division and, during her senior year at UT, was copy chief for EVOLVE, the university’s magazine-style annual.

Katie Coppens
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Katie Coppens

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Katie leads media relations, event planning, social media, materials development and grassroots efforts for a wide variety of client teams, including STARS, the Metro Nashville Parks and Recreation department, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Job Corps program, and the Nashville Public Education Foundation – a winner of eight Nashville PRSA Parthenon awards and two IABC Awards of Excellence.

August 2014 marked the beginning of her second stint with MP&F, where she began her professional career in 2011. In between, she served as the communications specialist for ABQ Health Partners, an Albuquerque, N.M.-based multispecialty medical group.

Born and raised in Oneonta, Ala., Katie graduated summa cum laude from the University of Alabama, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in public relations and a minor in political science.

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Selby McRae Graepel

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Selby McRae Graepel joined McNeely Pigott & Fox in September 2014 as an assistant account executive. Born and raised in Jackson, Miss., Selby ventured to upstate New York to attend Hamilton College. She earned a Bachelor of Arts dual degree in English literature and dance. In college, Selby was actively involved in many organizations, including serving as president of her sorority, running the new student orientation program, and working as an account manager for the on-campus magazine, The Continental. After graduating with honors, Selby moved to New York City to attend the Columbia Publishing Course. She then began working in the marketing department at Penguin Random House, where she worked on national campaigns, developed social media strategies, and organized consumer outreach for the fiction and nonfiction lists.

Selby is a member of the Nashville Junior League and also volunteers with the Sexual Assault Center as an advocate for survivors of domestic and sexual abuse. You may often find her adventuring outside on hikes and trails, testing new recipes in the kitchen, loving all things Scottish, and recommending the next book you need to read.

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Danielle Hall

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Danielle Hall is an account executive who joined the MP&F team in February 2013, and she provides support for a variety of clients, from large, national accounts such as CSX Transportation and Kirkland’s to smaller, local clients like Metro District Energy Systems. With a small-town background and big aspirations, Danielle has an appreciation for communication strategies that keep things personal in a big city. Her focus at MP&F is on blogger outreach, event planning and grassroots campaigns.

A Manchester, Tenn., native, Danielle graduated in 2010 with a degree in broadcasting, and completed her master’s degree in strategic leadership shortly before coming to MP&F, both from Middle Tennessee State University.

Danielle gained experience with media relations as an intern at WTVF-Channel 5, and assisted with recruiting operations and event planning while working in the football office at MTSU for more than five years. While working on her master’s degree, she interned at Absolute Publicity, where she pitched stories to local, regional and national media outlets, and promoted well-known entertainment clients.