He will begin work on March 31

Putnam County –Buddy Pearson has been named the new Communications and Marketing Supervisor for the Putnam County School System and will begin work on March 31. Current Communications Supervisor, Hannah Davis, will be returning to Cookeville Regional Medical Center as the Director of Marketing and Communications where she spent 10 years before she arrived at the Putnam County School System. 

“We are excited to have Buddy Pearson join us as the new Communications Supervisor,” said King. “We added the Communications Supervisor position to the school district two years ago as support to share our school system’s story and lead communication efforts. The primary thought behind adding this position was to improve parent communications and help share the impressive talents of our students, faculty and staff members. 

King continued.

“With Hannah’s leadership, we quickly realized the position was needed for so much more, including marketing and public relations,” continued King. “Buddy brings over 30 years of communication and journalism experience and knowledge to this position and will be a great addition to our PCSS team and our school district. We are excited to have Buddy join us and continue helping improve district communications.”

Pearson has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Union University, a Master of Science in Human Performance and Sports Studies from the University of Tennessee and a Master of Arts in Journalism and Strategic Media from the University of Memphis. 

After working as the Managing Editor of the Herald-Citizen from 2007-2016, he joined the Marketing and Communications team at Tennessee Technological University (TTU) as the News and Communications Director. In June 2021, Pearson departed from TTU to work in full-time ministry alongside his wife, Amy. 

He is currently teaching journalism and communications classes at Tennessee Technological University. 

“I’m really excited about this opportunity,” said Pearson. “Rarely does a job come along that you feel is a perfect fit. I believe this one is. My wife Amy and I believe in public education. Our family has grown up in the Putnam County School System, so we have a deep appreciation for the administrators, teachers, coaches and staff. I feel honored that I get to work alongside these great folks and get to promote PCSS in a positive manner.” 

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