The Ruston Lincoln Convention & Visitors Bureau (Experience Ruston) has selected Emily Free Stogner as Marketing & Communications Director.
“We’re excited to have Emily join our team,” said Amanda Carrier, CVB President & CEO. “She’s no stranger to Ruston and already has a passion for this community. We expect some great things coming from the CVB’s marketing department under her leadership.”
Stogner comes to the Ruston Lincoln CVB from Fleet Feet Monroe, where she spent time as the Marketing & Community Events Manager. Before working for the local running store, Stogner gained experience in the marketing and advertising industry in her roles as Digital Media Specialist and Social Media Manager at The Digital People and Media Specialist at Great Minds Communication. Stogner brings a background in graphic design, digital marketing, branding, and event planning to her new role with the CVB.
“Words cannot express how excited I am to be back in Ruston, my hometown and the birthplace of so many special memories and friendships,” said Stogner. “I am grateful to be given this opportunity to elevate Ruston/Lincoln Parish and use my talents and gifts to market such a wonderful and community-centric town.”
Stogner considers Ruston her hometown but lived in South Louisiana, South Carolina, and Kentucky before moving to Monroe, LA, 6 years ago. She is a graduate of Louisiana College (Pineville, LA) and Liberty University (Lynchburg, VA) where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Education and Master of Science in Marketing and Advertising, respectively. Stogner is married to Joseph Stogner and has 3 children, Audrey (7), Oliver (4), and Finn (4).